My main aim in breeding is to produce happy, healthy rats that will make wonderful pets for many people. The wellbeing of my rats comes first, and I will only breed from rats I consider to have the type and personality that I wish to encourage. I will also only breed from rats from reputable breeders (whose ethics I agree with) and whose pedigree is known. Secondary to this is to improve the variety as a whole, and hopefully breed rats that will excel on the show bench.
I will ask all potential kitten homes to fill out an application form, and if you home from me, to sign a contract. All kittens must be homed in at least pairs, unless there will be same aged company, and will not be ready until 6 weeks old at the earliest. Some kittens will take longer than this to mature, and I will not home them until I believe they are ready. If, in the event of you not being able to care for the rats any more, they must come back to me as first refusal.
Currently I plan to breed for black and agouti striped roans in smooth coat and top ear. Due to the nature of this variety, there will be a lot of variation in markings and no two kittens will look the same. I will also be breeding champagne and silver fawn. From this line there is also the possibility of dumbo. See below for examples of these varieties.
Black Striped Roan