I color breed, so most of the rats you see here are the correct representation of the color. Not mixed with dilutes or other colors. These are the correct shade for their variety.
Black Self Rex Dumbo
American Blue Rex Dumbo
Russian Silver Capped
a/a d/d g/g
Mink Self Dumbo
Dark Phase Pearl Merle
a/a m/m Pe/pe + the Merle gene
Silver Self Dumbo
a/a g/g c/c This rat. Or a/a g/g p/p
Russian Blue Hooded Dumbo
Tripple Dilute Caped w/ Blaze Dumbo
a/a d/d g/g m/m
Russian Dove Irish
a/a d/d m/m
Light Phase Pearl Self
a/a m/m Pe/pe
Beige Self Dumbo
Albino Sprague Dawley
c/c. Can also be Agouti Base A- c/c or A/a c/c for Agouti carrying Black.
A/A for homozygous Agouti and A/a for Agouti carrying Black
Blue Agouti Self Dumbo
American Blue and Agouti.
Russian Silver Agouti Hooded
A/a d/d g/g
Russian Blue Agouti Hooded
Platinum Agouti (From ruby eyed Mink lines)
A/a g/g m/m
Siamese have a darker cream body, with Ruby or Black eyes.
Seal Point Saimese
a/a c(h) c(h)
Black Eyed Seal Point Siamese Self Rex Dumbo
a/a Be/ c(h) c(h) (one copy of the Be/ gene)
Mych more white then Siamese. With Pink eyes or Black.
Seal Point Himalayan Dumbo
Albino Sprague Dawley
This rat A/a c/c
Russian Blue Point Siamese Dumbo
a/a c(h) c(h) d/d
Black Eyed Seal Point Siamese Self
Black Eyed Russian Blue Point Himalayan Dumbo
a/a Be/ c(h)c d/d (one copy of the Be gene 2 coppies would be Be/Be)
Burmese Self Double Rex Dumbo
a/a Be/Be Bu/ c(h) c(h)
Russian Blue Wheaten Burmese
A/a Be/Be Bu/ c(h) c(h) d/d
Russian Blue Burmese
a/a Be/Be Bu/ c(h) c(h) d/d
Mink Burmese Self
Note the pink color not brown like normal Burmese.
Sable Wheaten Burmese Self
A/a Be/Be Bu/Bu c(h) c(h)
4 Sables (left), 1 Siam Wheaten Sable (right).
Sable Burmese Self Double Rex Dumbo
a/a Be/Be Bu/Bu Be/Be Bu/ c(h) c(h)
Wheaten Burmese Self DR Dumbo
A/a Be/Be Bu/ c(h) c(h)
Russian Blue Sable Burmese
a/a Be/Be Bu/ Be/Be Bu/Bu c(h) c(h) d/d
Mink Wheaten Burmese Self
Note the pink color. Not bron like Burmese.
A/a Be/Be Bu/ m/m c(h) c(h)
Sable Wheaten Burmese Self Double Rex Dumbo
Sable Wheaten (left) regular Whaten (right).
These are more pale than Siamese. Also the white base Himi have pink eyes like the Albino rat. Unlike the Ruby Eyed Siams.
Burmese Himi a/a Be Bu c(h)c and regular Himi c(h)c. Both Rex. Shown here are 3 week old babies that have not gotten their points in yet.
Himalayan Burmese a/a Be Bu c(h)c
Himalayan Wheaten Burmese A/a Be Bu c(h)c.
Russian Blue Point Black Eyed Himalayan
a/a d/d Be c(h)c
Himi Burmese are lighter then Siamese Burmese but still pointed. Here is a litter Albino X Siam Burmese. So all Himi. White Himi and Burmese Himi. Albino Burmese are even more pal and non pointed. Its important to know which Burmese you have!
Should only be bred on Self, Irish, Berk or Hooded. Other patterns cause a megacolon like symptom. Even though they are not High White.
Black Self Roan
US Cinnamon Self Roan Dumbo
A/a m/m ro/ro
Black Self Roan
Russian Blue Berkshire Roan Dumbo
a/a/ d/d ro/ro
Agouti Berkshire Roan
Chocolate Self Roan Dumbo
a/a b/b ro/ro
Black Self Roan
Black Self Roan Dumbo
Mink Self Dumbo w/ Standard Coat
Black Irish Rex
Sable Burmese Self Double Rex
Black Self Double Rex
Burmese Self Double Rex Dumbo
Agouti Self Double Rex
Black Hooded Velveteen
Velveteen has a softer relaxed coat with cotton like undercoat. When you blow on it the cotton stays put and you cant get to the skin.
Rex is curlier and no undercoat, so you can easily see the skin. The exact genetics of Velveteen is unknown, but its thought to be a dominant modifier on the Rex gene relaxing the coat. Same gene as Rex + the Mod. This Mod seems to stay on standard coated rats and "re-apply" its self to Rex rats later in the pedigree. The Mod on a standard rat seems to cause a sofer coat as well as noted by some breeders.
Black Hooded Harley Velveteen
1 copy of Velveteen and 2 coppies of Harley.
Albino Satin Dumbo
Satin Self Dumbo
Albino Self Nude
Nude have no hair whatsoever.
a/a c/c nu/nu
I know what color these 2 are but I am not posing it because of a legal battle with a stalker. Ask if you need the info.
Fawn Self Hairless
A/a r/r fz/fz
Common misconception is that there are different rat "breeds". There are not. Rats are not like cats and dogs who have seperate breeds. Rats only have one. They are all the same and the one breed comes in different colors and patterns on teh coat. Nothing more.
Self - Void of all markings. A solid colored rat.
Irish - Having a spot or triangle on the chest and half white front and back feet. Can also have a white tail tip. But not always.
Berkshire - White belly, feet and tail tip.
Hooded - Hood on head and under neck and chest and stripe down the back. Always has color on the chest and neck!
Bareback - Same hood as a Hooded, with the color under the neck and chest. But no back stripe. Always has color under the neck and chest! Look under the neck to be sure its not a Capped!
Variegated - Similar to hooded but has a spotty back and no white under the neck and chin. This rat has a blaze, they can also have a head spot.
Many new breeders mistake a good notched cap for a split cap. But splits have a complete split from the top to the bottom of the head. Because split caps are an actual genetic blaze. A notch is not. - Camarattery breeds the nice notched capped. Which are hard to find these days.
Black Notch Cap - Like the Variegated they do not have color under the chin! This one is notched. This one is marked really well.
Black Notch Cap Rex Dumbo
This Capped is marked poorly. Too much color. And this one is not notched. Not all are. Look under the neck to be sure its not a Bareback!
Dominant marked (note there are also recessive marked dals they have solid heads and more back spots from Rec blazed gene) Dominant maked dals have tal tail "ring" around the back of the neck. They may also have spotting on other parts of the face and body. Not always. When I say Dominant its because this is HW. A typically safe HW. And those are Dominant. However breeding a Dal, patched, or Masked to anything will NOT produce more Dals, Patched and Masked. Its going to make Variegated and Berk while bred to selfs or to Irish. And 2 of those bred together will make Dal, Patched or Masked. These genes always needs 2 genes to produce more. Or if you pair Dal with one of the other markings listed right here that are related you will get Dal and all of the others too. And probably Berk and Variegated. These HW's are "whitening gens". So that part is Dominant. Its going to add more white to any rat. What ever you breed them to it will make the babies more white then the non HW parent.
Masked - Related to the Capped, Variegated, Dalmation genes.
Patched - Related to the Dal, Capped and Variegated gene. Just bred for less markings.
Odd Eye - OE
2 different eye colors. Can come on any color in the HW patterned rat. Weather thats the safe HW or non safe one. If you see it on the SOX10 non safe HW, usually that a very bad sign that MC is a very high risk. Ruby eyes come with a pink eye or a Black eye. Pink eyes come with a ruby eye.
Black Eyed White - Also related to the above genes in the Dal family. But bred for even less markings.
Another nice Dalmatian. this one has better spots.
SOX10 is the gene responsible for megacolon. Megacolon is a fatal genetic defect that causes solid food to get stuck in the colon and bloat the stomach. This can happen as soon as a baby starts weaning onto solid foods. All the way up to 10 weeks in most cases. Later onset has happened rarely. Some feel that it needs 2 copies to show its self. Some feel that it only needs one copy on the correct pattern. Such as Banded or Cap Stripe. The SOX10 gene can be bred into the non MC risk rats such as Dalmatian, Patched and Masked and cause MC, however this is only when a Banded or Cap Stripe with SOX10 is bred into the line. That basically ruins a line that would not have had MC previously ( in my opinion). As typically those patterns are safe. The Banded and Cap Stripe are so Dominat, that typically any pattern you breed them to will reproduce more of this pattern. And likley SOX10 MC babies. You will be loosing babies to MC if you want to work with these. I suggest only veteran breeders work with these patterns.
Came from same MC litter as the Black with no blaze. This is an Odd Eye Banded w/ Wedge Blaze. it succomed to MC.
Cap Stripe - This female was boardering Cap Stripe and banded with too wide of a stripe on her back. She was the cause of a MC litter. Her pattern is SOX10 and high risk. This was my attempt at breeding HW as a 2 year breeder. And it made me not want to do it again. Some of the babies were lost to MC.
Also came from MC litter. Almost banded with no blaze. No MC on this baby.
Same litter again. High risk. Passed away. MC.
I do not breed SOX10 patterned rats. Frankly I don't have the stomack for it. The above litter was not an intentional HW breeding for me. I paired them yes, but mom was of unknown stock and was a pink Hairless. I didnt realize she was genetically a Banded OE. You couldnt even tell the OE unless you put her in the sun, she had a pink eye and a red eye not ruby. I may be a veteran breeder and could take on a challenge like SOX10, but its not for me.
Down Under is supposed to have a mirror immage of the back pattern on the tummy.
Black Hooded DU. The perfered markings, this rat is ideal.
UK Mink Variegated DU.
Not perfectly recessive or dominat. Exact genetics unknown. Completly unpredictable gene. What we do know is that it runs in the lines usually on both sides of the pedigree. Not all lines throw males, such as mine. I only get females. Many, many females have been born here over the years.
Many are born with a fleshy tail nub which falls off in a few hours. Usually that indicates a healthy full length spine in my experience. I've never had Manx that don't have full spines though. I have a great line that came from BFF and Australia.
Wild type default ear variety.
Dumbo - Recessive
This is a nicely shaped one.