Varieties

The main varieties I breed for currently are Black Roan in top ear and Dumbo in smooth and rex, and Black Striped Roan in top ear and Black Self in Dumbo and Top ear. Black Rex in top ear and dumbo.

I’m also working on Russian Silver Agouti. Likely to produce Russian Blue and British Blue as well.

I have a small line of Russian Blue Agouti’s

Please note I am no longer breeding Marten Roans and I am working away from Agouti Roans.

Find out more about my lines here

Some other Varieties that have popped up in my lines Siamese Roan, Powder Blue Roan, Siamese, Himalayan, Russian Blue, British Blue, Agouti, Silver Fawn, Silver Fawn Roan, Marten and Berkshire.

There is a small chance of British Blue and Russian Blue.

The main thing about roan is that they start off a solid colour then fade and quite often can go pure white later in life.
Why I choose to breed roans.
http://nfrs.org say the following about roans.

The rats I breed are Roans these rats fade in colour so if you get an Siamese roan from me it could end up looking like an pink eyed white. Some roans can fade fast some very slow as an breeder I try and breed so the rats keep the colour as long as possible.
Roans

A strikingly marked bi-colour variety, with roan colouration, symmetry and contrast being important impressions. Clearly distinct from existing marked varieties. Roans are born solid coloured, but from the age of about 4-6 weeks they start to exhibit roaning.
This is a steady increase in the amount of white hairs intermingled with the solid colour, starting with the face, sides and tail root on the juvenile, then working its way up to the nape of the neck with the moult. With each moult the rat becomes progressively lighter, the final effect not really complete until the rat is well into adulthood. The roan effect is most pronounced on the face, around the rump and the sides.

 

Gallifrey Logan (Black Roan Top Ear)

26 days old  and at 3 months old

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Gallifrey Mistral (Powder Blue Top Ear)

At 26 days old and 3 months old

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Gallifrey Leela (Agouti Roan)

8 weeks and 7 months

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Gallifrey Martha (Black Striped Roan) at 5 months Gallifrey The 3rd Doctor aka Wurzal at 7 months

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Gallifrey China Girl (Champagne Striped Roan) at 5 weeks

Gallifrey Little red corvette aka Honey (Agouti) at 5 weeks old Gallifrey The Wanderer aka Wanda (Agouti) at 6 months

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Gallifrey Caesar and Pharaoh (Black) at 4 weeks
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Bog Myrtle Eustace (Russian Silver Agouti)

6 weeks and 6 months

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I am likely to also get Berkshire
About Berkshires

To be symmetrically marked, with as much white on the chest and belly as possible. The white shall not extend up the sides of the body, the edges shall be clear cut and devoid of brindling. Back feet to be white to the ankle, forelegs to be white to half the leg. Tail to be white to half its length. The body colour shall conform to the recognised colour variety. The white area shall be pure and devoid of any colour or staining. A white spot on the forehead is desirable. Suspenders to be allowed providing they are symmetrical.