Homologous and isologous anti-idiotypic antibodies against the PC-binding BALB/c myeloma protein HOPC-8 were raised in A/He and BALB/c mice, respectively. Isologous and homologous anti-HOPC-8 serum suppressed the response to PC in vitro specifically. The antibodies were purified by using HOPC-8 immunoabsorbent. Purified isologous and homologous anti-idiotypic antibody were labeled with 125I and compared for Ig class composition and idiotype-binding specificity. Both kinds of anti-idiotypic antibodies were predominantly IgG1, were highly specific for the HOPC-8 idiotype, and had a smiliar affinities for the PC-binding site. These findings demonstrate that anti-HOPC-8 antibodies raised in A/He and BALB/c mice are very similar in their biologic and immunochemical poperties.