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My Specialties & Lines

What I breed for.

Silvermane

My Silvermane line was imported from Exotic Whiskers Rattery in Canada as a co-shipment between myself and Emerald City Rattery in March of 2016. And are the 1st ever of their variety in Colorado.

Silvermane is new to the world. It was discovered by Squeaks and Nibbles Rattery in North Carolina in 2012. She names them Silvermane and we opted to keep that name even though AFRMA choose a different name later on.

Silvermane rats have a mixture of Silver hairs and their natural body color. They have very, very soft coats.

My line has a very sweet, and very curious disposition. They are the 1st at the door to greet you. And they have a lot of energy to play.

This line is so new that health and longevity is undocumented. I'll update more of that once I have more experience with them. But so far I am pleased with their temperaments.

Update: This line has the perfect temperament. Just love them! But I have not had them long enough to know about longevity. But I have out crossed them with my black line several times to improve them. Actually I out cross them with my Blacks every generation. I should see great results because of that.

Marten

My Marten line was imported from Exotic Whiskers Rattery in Canada as a co-shipment between myself and Emerald City Rattery in March of 2016. And are the 1st of their variety ever in Colorado.

I have both the Black Eyed and Ruby Eyed types.

No health issues are in the line to report, but once I know more about longevity I'll update that info here.

Some of the Marten line seems to be on the skittish side. I am working on out crossing them now with my black line to fix that.

 

Marble

Marbles are very new to the fancy. They came from New England Reptile Distributors (NERD) in New Hampshire.

Not a lot is known about the longevity of the line since it's so new. But what is known is that they have problems with the teeth misalining and crumbling and Crypt Orchid. The CO being an issue with the testicals not dropping and one or 2 of them staying in the stomach area. This is a recessive gene. By 5 weeks old when the babies go home this is already known, and I will not allow CO babies to be adopted out, should it arise in my breeding's since rats who have this are likely to develop cancer. But please note that while I will not breed from rats with tooth issues or Crypt Orchid. However, I cannot control the tooth issues from arising as the rats age. This may be an issue that arises if you adopt Marbles. Right away I will be heavily out crossing this line with my very old healthy lines to improve the Marbles. But please know that when adopting this line the health and longevity is mostly unknown. So go into it knowing that. Please note that the non Marbles in the same litters do not have the tooth issues. This seems to only develop on the Marbles rats.

It looks similar to the dominant Merle gene, except that Marble is a dominant gene that works on all other colors. Not just Mink based rats like the Merle. The Marble rat has Black splotches on it. And it has a dorsal stripe.

 My particular line was imported from Georgian Bay Rattery in Canada. And I have seen tooth issues in this line so far. The 1st litter I had only 2 did not have tooth issues the rest did. Note for adopters the Marbles have tooth issues, the non Marbles in the same litters are not at risk of having the tooth problems. It's only the Marbles themselves.

I am currently out crossing this line with my Whitesides who have a strong and healthy pedigree. Also I want for the Marbles to be Whiteside.

So far this line since I have out crossed it has very, sweet and playful temperaments. They seem very mellow too. And they are larger rats. At this point this line is more than 3/4 my Whiteside lines blood. So health and temperament is very good right now. Except for the teeth. I am still seeing issues there.

 

 

Angora

Angora is literally the newest mutation of rats on earth right now. So not much is known. Its genetically a Harley but it's also curly and has a different feel to the coat. It's the softest coat type. It's so soft you almost can't feel it. So Angora is a soft long coated rat with a tight wave or curl and it shines like a Satin mouse.

The gene was mutated at Pixie's Rattery in Canada and she shipped them to me I was the 1st int he USA to get them. It was thought by Pixie that the curl may come from a Satin gene she has in the line. But she wasn't sure. So she sent them to me to work on and figure out. This is not the same Satin we are used to in the Western United States. We have AFRMA Satin here (the correct Satin gene and term for the Satin coat) and that looks like Harley. AFRMA Satin has no shine. This is a short coated Satin from the Eastern United States which might have been in the Angora line. I really don't think they should call that Satin because its not the same gene as real Satin's. However from the breeding's I have done and the ones done by RuBY Rattery, we have discovered that there is no Satin's popping up in our litters. So the gene simply isnt present. Even if we breed and Angora to a standard rat carrying no other coat genes, and breed those Angora carriers together, there is never any Satin there. Its only Angora and Standard coated babies.

Angora will not be sold to general adopters for quite a while. As that has no benefit to the variety whatsoever. But we have now shipped it to another as well so the 3 of us can work on it together.

At this time we have ended the line from Pixie, there were far too many health issues. They were getting rottenus mouth infections and terrible rotten teeth and failure to thrive. They were also getting rotten infected nipples on breeding females.

The Angora gene also popped up in our Harley from Georgian Bay Rattery in Canada, which is somewhat of the same pedigree as Pixies, with some differences. So we are just working with that line now to see if its healthier.

 

American Blues

Beautiful super dark American Blues are my main specialty. I have been breeding this line of them since 2004. I started this line myself. My American Blues are very long lived and have excellent type. They are on the beefy, large and blocky side. Just like I like them!  They are very sweet and loving! I just adore their mellow temperaments!

I have shipped a platinum from this line to France as of 12-9-2013.

Dr. Fitzgerald has complimented me on this lines health, beauty and coat quality. Just before I exported them to France.

This line has perfectly lovely, mellow temperaments and great longevity.

Russian Blues

My Russian Blue line has been with me since 2005. I had gotten them from a local breeder and they trace back to the SRR lines. This is a very strong long lived line. And they are of great type and on the larger side. They are very mellow and lovable!

Right now my RB do not carry ANY colors at all. They are a true representation of the color. Which is something you just don't see anymore. Most are muddied up with mink and or other colors. This line does carry shading genes like Siamese and Roan. But only RB colored. They also carry or are dwarf.

This line has perfectly lovely and mellow temperaments and great longevity.

Burmese

My Burmese are exquisite to say the least.  And they get a lot of attention for it. Even Dr. Fitzgerald form the emergency vets show on Animal Planet has complimented me on their beauty as far as coats and their health when I exported them to France.  They are my pride and joy. These are one of the only pure lines of Burmese from Connie Perez import to the US. I got mine right from her. Most other Burmese in the US have been mixed with mill lines or lines from known poor quality rattery's. I have however kept mine clean, healthy, robust and beautiful! And they are very large and long lived with excellent type. They also have super sweet loving personalities.

I do color breed the Burmese as I do with all my lines. So all you will see here is black and agouti base! Most are Sable and all are my special Double Rex gene! may of the rats in this line are Wheaten and some are dwarf!

I have just shipped one of my dwarf Wheatens to France as of 12-9-2013. Along with 4 other rats one of which was  a dwarf Black. And these are the 1st dwarf rats on in that country. Alexia of Citron rattery is who I exported to.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity. They are huge rats and are couch potatoes.

Black Eyed Siamese

My Siamese are all bred for Black Eye. I do not like them to be carrying ruby eye as that dilutes their points. They are medium sized rats with very loving personalities.

My line comes form the same 100% pure UK rats I received from Connie Perez. So they have the same long life spans, type and size. They are also Rex in most cases or standard fur. I had out crossed them with my Russian Blues to add that color into the line. So all if not most of them are RB point.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity. they are huge rats and couch potatoes.

 

Recessive Blazes

My Recessive Blazed are some of my very best genetics. They are from Connie Perez, and I shipped them in, in 2009. So I have quite a lot of generations of them bred here at my rattery. They took a lot of work to get the temperaments right. But I did get them super sweet. They are amazingly loving now. I cannot brag enough about this line.

They carry nothing. Just Black and are BEAUTIFUL! They are also very soft.

 This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity. They are larger rats and are couch potatoes.

 

Hooded

The temperament on my hooded line is exquisite! Its just perfect! They are so sweet and lovable, yet always first at the door wanting to play. They are a line I have had since 2004, bred into the BFF hooded and Down Under's that I shipped here in 2006. They have also been out crossed with my Russian Blues, Burmese and Black Eyed Siamese, as well as the Harlan line. And the nice Long Hooded gene comes from the Harlan rats. Although at this time I do not think they carry anything except Russian Blue and the Black of course.

They are about 30 generations bred by me, plus the pedigrees from Bonnie and Harlan Labs and a little UK blood. So they are not a new line with undocumented history. In my opinion my Hooded's are a pretty big deal. They have been with me since I started breeding. My 1st rat was a Hooded. And I have never stopped working and improving this line. They have always been here at my rattery.

Their immune systems are strong. And I couldn't be happier with them. After all Hooded is my favorite pattern on a rat. That and Self. I would reccomend this line to anyone with little kids or newbie rat owners. These guys can handle it! And they would love veteran rat owners too. As they love to cuddle up and watch TV with you. They are a good fit for just about anyone.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity.

Black & Harlan Dark Agouti

 My Blacks come form my American Blue Line and my BFF line that I shipped form Connie Perez in 2006. And I have now out crossed them with my Recessive Blazed.

They are bred for my best genetics as an out cross to the other lines. They are medium to large in size and are almost always Rex or Double Rex. They are of great type and very long lived.  As well as super sweet and lovable.

At this time in 2016, I do not believe they carry ANY other colors. FINALLY! This has taken my whole breeding courier to achieve.

Dr. Fitzgerald from the Animal planets emergency vets show has complimented me on this lines health, beauty and coat quality when I exported them to France.

I have shipped one of my dwarf Blacks to France as of 12-9-2013. Along with 4 other rats one of which was  a dwarf Wheaten Burmese. And these are the 1st dwarf rats on in that country. I am very proud of that.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity.

Harlan Dark Agouti (From Harlan Labs)

Here in the USA we have very pale Agouti rats. Unlike the ones in the UK. And I would say this line represents the UK coloration to my eye. They are many shades darker than the Agouti found in the USA.

This line is straight out of the Harlan laboratories. I have out crossed it with my guys now to get the dumbo gene in there. But the color is a Harlan Patent. From their Dark Agouti line. When I got it from Isbn rattery who got it from the lab for me they were part Sprague Dawley and  part Harlan Dark Agouti. They came with 11 thousand generations of pedigree, DNA mapping and health info. What more can you ask for? Longevity? Yes they have that too. And there are no health issues in the lines as per their lab paperwork. I am hoping to order more Harlan lab rats in the years to come as my husband now works at the lab that ISBN got my line from. I would like to put in an order for some Wistar Hans!

As of 2016 I have finally decided to breed them directly into my main lines. They are no longer in the testing phase in my rattery. It took me years to get to this point. Currently, I am adding colors into them to make Dark Agouti Cinnamons, Russian Blue Dark Agouti, American Blue Dark Agouti. They are now integrated into my Black line, which is a line carrying nothing at all to use as an out cross in all of my lines.

I have allowed 2 other breeders to work with this gene. This line is very sweet and loveable!

Hairless Line

My Hairless gene came from Emerald City Rattery (RuBY) mixed with the Hairless from my line. They have been out crossed from my Blacks, Dwarf and Albino lines. RuBY bred her Whiteside line into them and her Recessive blazed gene. I breed them for the super bald "rubber chicken" look. Which is basically a very bald Albino Hairless rat. But I have not gotten Albinos yet they only carry it. This is my goal though.

Generally I do not adopt these out. If I do its rare.

This line has great longevity and have very curious temperaments. They are always wanting to see and sniff everything. They have a bit of energy.

Dwarf

The history of dwarf rats is extremely important. And you should get to know it if you are looking to breed or adopt dwarf rats. The reason its so important is because of the severe difference in quality of the lines in existence today. So I will go into that befoare I talk about my current line at the end.

The 1st dwarf were taken from a lab by lil rug rats rattery. She gave them to 3 breeders, one was OFR, (no longer breeding), RRLM, (who bred them to everything and shipped them everywhere and didn't track health) and to PNS. PNS stopped breeding and ALL her dwarf went to me. I am the only person who got them according to her. As we are the 3 originators of the gene.

OFR dwarf lines are far and few between and if not mixed with the RRLM are great rats.  I personally love OFR rats! RRLM are what they are.... and mine are still going strong and known to be the strong,  robust and the longest lived. I have not mixed mine with the other 2 lines. If you want to get good dwarf, I am the only person who has them, and who can track their humble beginning.

I have bred dwarf into every color and marking I breed for. So I can offer a wide variety of colors and patterns. Including the rare hairless dwarf. only rare because no one breeds for them.

You should also research dwarf before getting them And do not assume they are just small versions of standard rats with no differences, this would be severely incorrect. They are nothing like the standard guys. 1st of all they will killed if added with standard rats who don't know what dwarf are.and they are not mellow at all until they reach close to a year old. Before that they scare easily, aren't confident and can and will get scared, run and jump away. And they wont forget what you did to them. So they need an older quieter calmer adopter. Not hyper or loud kids.  After the year they mellow right out and act like a standard. If you raised them right. 3rdly dwarf are very energetic. And even thought RRLM says you can put them in a habitrail, you cannot. They in fact need a larger cage than the standards if anything. They need more room. Not less. So do not take advise that says otherwise. 4th, there are many rumors about their health that just aren't true. They are not different than standard rats. But they will have the same health issues as the standard line you bred them too. Or they will have the same strength as the standards you bred them to. However they do not have a whole separate set of health problems. Dwarf are going to be what you bred them to be. My line happens to be beefier and larger boned because my standards are.  RRLM are small and frail. The true differences are that they have shorter tails and feet in proportion to their bodies. And larger eyes in proportion to their heads than standards. And they cannot be bred before 6 months old on the females. They aren't fully developed before that. I have been working with my dwarf line longer than most, and I have had more time to make them what I want them to be. I love their temperaments, they are sweet little guys who love to greet you at the door and come out for a cuddle. Definitely worthy of being bred into all of my lines! When you get a Dwarf out of any of my lines you can be confident that it will be a loving family pet.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity.

 

Whiteside Line



The Whiteside gene was rediscovered by Emerald City Rattery. And all of mine are directly from her. This line has been worked with longer than any other Whiteside line and is very, very sweet. I have nothing but positive things to say about them. They are of good size, and great temperament. They are very beautiful too. This line has quite a bit of the blood from my black line in it. As I have out crossed them to that line a lot. They have half or more black line blood in them.

This line has perfectly lovely temperaments and great longevity.

Albino and Ivory Line

My Albinos came out of my Hooded, Blacks & Hairless. They are very sweet, very soft and perfect pets. They are very, very white and have wonderful temperaments. They are a bit more energetic and curious. So they want to know about everything. I use this line to out cross my Hairless so most of them carry Hairless.

 

Harley Line

My Harley came from Canada from Georgian bay Rattery. Emerald City Rattery imported them and then after a generation of breeding them herself, she shipped them to me. I have only had one litter myself.

Temperaments are not impressing me. Its hit and miss sometimes I get a good one and sometimes a bad one with both temperament and health. All I have is one generation right now. But I am not comfortable adopting them out yet. They need out crossing. I have seen scabs and infections on the Harley so I don't want to adopt that out. Its unclear if I will be able to fix them and be able to adopt them out. I will keep all of them for now and raise the best ones up so that I can pick the best ones for breeding. So you will not see me posting this line up for adoption. I will not keep any rats that are unhealthy or aggressive I also will not adopt them out. But these types of issues are typical of the Harley line as RRLM ruined them years ago and shipped them everywhere. They are all descendants of RRLM Zoolander who was the root cause. It was bad on RRLM for shipping these out as the USA had very healthy Harley at that time. Now all you can find is this line in the USA and Canada.

 

Chocolate Line

The Chocolate line I have was Imported from Pixies Pocket Pets in Canada to Emerald City Rattery, she then shipped one to me. I do not have much info on the line right now as I have not had them enough to evaluate them.

I have out crossed them to my black line once. And then bred those babies together. But I have not been working on this line much because I have been spending more time on the other lines that I have.

But so far my 1st male and his children do not like to be held. More out crossing is needed. I do have 2 new litters that are the 3rd generation, they are only babies now so I don't know a lot. But they are definitely calmer than the previous generations at their age. But that might be because I have been holding them a lot. This line is not worthy of being adopted out just yet. I will be keeping the best ones for breeding. Any rats that are aggressive towards people or other rats will not be used for breeding. I will not keep or adopt out any rats that are aggressive.

I have been happy with their over all type. Shape is very good. No health issues have been seen.

 

Beige & Fawn Line

This line is bred from my sweet Dark Agouti/Black line, my loving Silvermanes & Whitesides, and the new gene added in 2017 from MGCK rattery which I don't have a lot of info about but that was the Beige rat I used to start the Fawns. So far this line has been super sweet and I have been very impressed by their temperaments. Each time I breed hem I bring more of my blood into the line and they just get better. They are very sweet and very big. 

Patterns I keep getting in the line are variegated, Whiteside, Blazed and Berkshire. the Fawns in this line are Harlan Dark Agouti Fawns. These are unique to my rattery.

Right now I only have a 3 generations on them from the Fawn side but I have 20 + generations on the generations from my side. But from what I can see so far, they are larger rats, and seem to be on the lazy couch potato side. I really like them and my adopters do too.

Dalmatian, Masked & Capped Lines

These lines are all out of the same foundation stock and very closely related. This is a new line I acquired in 2012. But it comes from a breeder here in Colorado who originally got them from Raining Rats Rattery & Adoption. And pedigrees were lost after RRRA let them go to this new breeder. But her pedigrees go back to the same lines as my long lived Rex rats that are the foundation of all my lines. And I have now rebred them into that Rex line from my Black line. I had then sent them the Emerald City Rattery for out crossing to her Dal/ Masked/ Capped/Patched line related to her Whitesides. She bred my Dwarf line into them as well. So there is more established blood in them now.

Right now this line is still under evaluation. Their temperaments are very energetic. But they love to kiss and lick you. Very vigorously. This line are not couch potatoes, they are busy bees who want to look around at everything.

Examples of the "Dalmatian, Masked & Capped Lines" Licking Me...

What I Breed For

Health

Camarattery rats are known around the world for their great health. And almost tumor free reputation

Longevity

Camarattery rats are known to live an average of 4 years.

Temperament

My rats have the sweetest temperaments! They love people & have fun playing with you.