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by Estelle
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: on the look out for hairless
Replies: 43
Views: 1108

Re: on the look out for hairless

Do you now what a rex breeder would expect to improve in their rex by doing a double rex mating? From past experience of rex breeders, doing rex x rex matings every now and again can help to improve the curl on the rex coat. You would either keep rexes from the rex x rex or if you keep a double rex...
by Estelle
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: ASBRU Rattery...
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: ASBRU Rattery...

They requested removal from the NFRS breeders list as they are not breeding at this time. If you wanted to drop an email over to breeders@nfrs.org i can drop you a breeders list and you can see if anyone else is close enough on there for you to chat to about kittens. :)
by Estelle
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: finding a breeder in Kent or south east London
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: finding a breeder in Kent or south east London

Ann Storey doesn't breed Dumbo's either. There is a real shortage of Dumbo breeders in the south east. The only other one I know of wont have any dumbos for at least a year now. Quite a few of the breeders in the SE do travel to a number of shows, so it may be worth communicating anyway and seeing ...
by Estelle
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Jumbo Rats
Replies: 34
Views: 782

Re: Jumbo Rats

Do you know where in Clevedon as i work nearby so could go investigate easily enough...
by Estelle
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Interesting one on siamese breeding
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Interesting one on siamese breeding

guess it is a bit like i mated a blue agouti to a black and got 4 blue agoutis, 4 blacks and 3 agoutis - someone stole my blues... Unfortunately genetics is one of these things that should follow perfect ratios in the ideal world, but in the real world, you are just as likely to end up with a litter...
by Estelle
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Are Rexes Born Curly?
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: Are Rexes Born Curly?

this is a page of rex, smooth and double rexes growing up - right at the bottom are pics of all three showing what the difference in the whiskers is like. Rex rats always have curled/crinkled whiskers compared to the straight whiskers of normal coated rats.
http://www.alphacentauri-rats.co.uk/kit ... ykits.html
by Estelle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Eee, what colour are my ratties?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Eee, what colour are my ratties?

i'd worry about the knowledge and quality of your breeder... mink is self based and wheaten burmese is agouti based, so the belly colour compared to the top coat colour would give that away, even if the points or not don't... The images aren't clear enough to identify - can you get some daylight pic...
by Estelle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Satin Babies
Replies: 60
Views: 1382

Re: Satin Babies

where are you based? UK or somewhere else?
by Estelle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: When do Ratties Breed?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: When do Ratties Breed?

While they will breed all year around, it is very noticeable they breed best in spring and autumn.
by Estelle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Satin Babies
Replies: 60
Views: 1382

Re: Satin Babies

do you have any info on the lineage? that might help identify if they are satin or not. As toyah said, the top one definitely doens't look satin, just a healthy sheen on the coat.
by Estelle
Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: what is his colour?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: what is his colour?

if he is wheaten burmese, he is very silvered and very poor points... burmese seems to have not generally made it into the random pet shop world or BYB, where pearl has been around for years, and he looks more dark phased pearl than wheaten burmese to me. Only way you will categorically prove it and...
by Estelle
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: what is his colour?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: what is his colour?

where did he come from? If it was a breeder, they should be able to give you some family background that would help ascertain what he is for sure. In the pics, he looks like a dark phased cinnamon pearl to me.
by Estelle
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: odd coat type!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: odd coat type!!!

My Isis is a velvet rex - the feel is the giveaway with these as Jen already said, it is so soft in either direction, but also the coat tends to be very short on the velvets.
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by Estelle
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: satin?
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: satin?

@Estelle: The satin I breed is a recessive gene. did the lines originate from the USA? These look a lot more like the nicer ones Spoiled Ratten was breeding and are on their websites. The satin i've got here is a dominant gene and doesn't go through any 'greasy' stage, they are just high gloss from...
by Estelle
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: how many of you would get from a breeder...
Replies: 62
Views: 1097

Re: how many of you would get from a breeder...

I used Bedmax and ecobed mixed for a while and just had the two open bags and mixed it as i put it into the cage. I guess if i was proactively mixing it ahead of myself and having to relocate the opened half used bales to the garage or something, i'd just use an old ecobed bag as they are big and re...