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by Estelle
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: satin?
Replies: 23
Views: 443

Re: satin?

Jolly - are your satins breeding as dominant or recessive gene? It's nice to see some pics of some healthy looking 'greasy style' satins for a change.
by Estelle
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: my local breeders
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: my local breeders

i missed the .org.uk - we are definitely only a .org!
by Estelle
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: my local breeders
Replies: 25
Views: 568

Re: my local breeders

it changed a while back so your reply will come from breeders@nfrs.org but kitbag@ is an alias, so it still comes through. It was just the meaning of the term kitbag is no more so we don't refer to it anymore.
by Estelle
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: which blue is bluest
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: which blue is bluest

Even though you might not get exactly the variety you want right now, it is still worth phoning around your local breeders to see if they have anything they can help you with of similar age to your own rat. You never know, you might get lucky and you won't know unless you ask around.
by Estelle
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: which blue is bluest
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: which blue is bluest

i totaly understand the colour 'snobbery' thing, and i was wondering how i'd come accross asking for a specific rat, as if i was browsing a shop if you've got the time to wait, i am sure that most breeders won't mind you saying i'd prefer one of the pair/trio i get to be a specific colour/type (ass...
by Estelle
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: which blue is bluest
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: which blue is bluest

russian blue is more of a slate blue, british blue is the brighter lighter blue of the two colours, although you stand a far higher chance of obtaining a russian blue as there are a lot more breeders of them across the uk.
by Estelle
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: possible UK dalmatian rex rats
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: possible UK dalmatian rex rats

sadly the biggest complication is likely to be 6 months quarantine, which unfortunately tends to put rats past their breeding age, so that might not work so well. It would be great if she can get them into the UK though. :)
by Estelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???

LOL it's not just luck, it is a lot of years of hard work! She really is rather beautiful though and has fantastic type on her as well as a personality to die for!
by Estelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???

thank you, she is rather lovely and has such a wonderfully 'in your face' personality to boot. She is still only a baby really, she isn't ready to think about a family until around september, when i suspect she will be making friends with Odysseus (who is rather a god!) - who is a wheaten burmese. h...
by Estelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: is their a virus going around...
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: is their a virus going around...

have your rats been in contact with other rats at all? either via shows or vets or any other source? That might help work out whether this is isolated or can be linked to something.
by Estelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???

this is my rather beautiful young burmese lady of the moment, just to make you drool a bit... ;)
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by Estelle
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???
Replies: 40
Views: 864

Re: Where can I get.......Burmese rats???

There are a lot of burmese breeders on the NFRS breeders list so i'd highly recommend asking for a copy by sending an email to breeders@nfrs.org.

I will have some burmese kittens in a few months time as well.
by Estelle
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Chocolate Genetics?
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Chocolate Genetics?

Genetically the chocolate gene is simple, but in order to 'make' show quality chocolates, usually they have one copy of the r or p gene as well as chocolate b gene alone makes them too dark. One reason why there probably aren't so many about is they tend to rust and be quite patchy so aren't so easy...
by Estelle
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Allergic reaction to Xeno 450 (for mites)
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Allergic reaction to Xeno 450 (for mites)

if its the one containing permethrin then i know of several people whose rats have had fits after using it. If you are an NFRS member there is a thread here - m If not, there are 2 threads on FR also that i found before http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?t=43356 http://www.fancy-rat...
by Estelle
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Breeding & Varieties
Topic: Longevity vs inbreeding?
Replies: 34
Views: 773

Re: Longevity vs inbreeding?

i think also you tend to remember the extremes in life - i remember my first ever rats - pet shop does - lived to between 3 and 4 years (but then i've had quite a few along the way that also got to that age range but because my 2 first ones lived so long, it feels like they were longer lived in gene...