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by LisaLQ
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: what colours markings are my rescues
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: what colours markings are my rescues

I'm on a different computer and still seeing red/pink eyes on the champagne/buff. Certainly no blue there.
by LisaLQ
Mon May 30, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: what colours markings are my rescues
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: what colours markings are my rescues

I dont see a british blue anywhere *needs new specs*

I do see a champagne hooded though - 1st and last pic.
by LisaLQ
Mon May 30, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: himalayan or siamese?
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: himalayan or siamese?

Siamese berkshire, with those white feet.
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

Of course, if only if it were that simple :lol:

And on that note...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

Ps. None of this above argument in any way relates to human weight gain *whistles and avoids the cake tin*...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

You can take the overweight one out while the other rat has half an hour in front of the foodbowl first, giving him a head start. You can give more fresh food to the one who's losing weight. There are options. I dont believe that rats can get fat purely because of their genetics. They have to eat to...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

More out time? Less yummies for fatty ratty? There are ways to work around it, but they are hard, and by the time people have a problem, they really have a problem. Ie. it's easier to keep your rat trim and prevent obesity, than it is to diet him/her. We've all been there. No-one's said it's easy. J...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

I split my bucks into "tendency to gain"/normal/"tendency to stay small" groups - similar to splitting ages. I dont keep oldies with babies for example. Just wanted to say - I'm sorry if I used the word "blame" in regards to owners. I dont "blame" owners, I just feel it's unfair to turn that blame a...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

Thank you guys, you understand my point. Of course it's harder for an owner of overweight rats to see that diet can be controlled, as an owner of rats that are prone to gaining weight - it can be tricky in some cases, but it isn't the breeder's fault if the owner hasn't got that balance right. TBH n...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

Ps. Other than concerned for their welfare, of course.
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

You see an awful lot of tiny rats though. But it's unfair to suggest all breeders make tiny rats based on that, dont you think? Because the vast majority of their rats will be in pet homes. If rats homed to pet homes are getting fat then that's something a breeder should consider - isn't that the wh...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

You must go to different shows than I do. You used to see a lot of fatties at some shows, and still do, but I know when I'm judging pet class I will say when someone's rat is overweight, and I know in varieties they're even tougher. It is up to the owner to feed their rats accordingly. Breeders do n...
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Irish & Badgers
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Irish & Badgers

I'm afraid he passed away a long time ago.
by LisaLQ
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?
Replies: 39
Views: 1154

Re: big fat* boys ... breeding for size?

I dont think you'll find any fatties doing well at shows. You'll see them more in pet class, but not in varieties, and if you do, they'll be the one with the clever comments on their critiques about sitting too near the food bowl. Plus, you cant breed a fat rat. You can feed one til it gets fat thou...