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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 brand new to the world. It was discovered by Squeaks and Nibbles Rattery in North Carolina in 2012.

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 pleases with their temperaments.

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.

The Marten in the line is so new that health and longevity is not documented. No health issues are in the rest of 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 outcrossing them now.

 

Marble

Marbles are very new to the fancy. They came from New England Reptile Distributors (NERD) in New Hampshire. When I got mine from RRRA who got them from MRR, my founding 2 were 3 generations from the NERD line.

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 misaligning and Crypt Orchid. The CO being an issue with the testicals not droping 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 breedings 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.

The Marble line seems to carry, Black, Mink, Blue and some unknown dilutes. 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.

This line seems to be on the skittish side and I am working on out crossing them.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 20 generations bred by me, plus the pedigrees from Bonnie and Harlan Labs and a little UK blood. So they are no 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.

To date I have never had a tumor in the line. 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.

Black & Harlan Dark Agouti

 My Blacks come form my American Blue Line and my BFF line that I shipped form Connie Perez in 2006.

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.

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!

Roans

The Roans are a line I do not breed very often. They come from Connie Perez when she imported them from Europe. She shipped them to me in 2009. Right now this line only carries Russian Blue, Black and Black Eyed Siamese and Dwarf.

They are an energetic bunch. And I have bred my Russian Blue, Siamese & Burmese into them to add the mellow temperaments. the Siam and Burmese also came from Connie. The females in this line tend to be mellower than the males oddly.

Hairless

My Hairless are one of my oldest genes form 2005. They are bred for health, longevity and have wonderful temperaments.

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.

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.

 

My Albino and Ivory Line

These are related to my Hooded line and are very, very sweet. I cant complain. They are mellow, and have woderful temperaments.

My 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.

My Beige & Fawn Line



This line is bred from my sweet Dark Agouti/Black line, my lofing Silvermanes and the new gene added in 2017 from MGCK rattery which I don't have a lot of info about. 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.

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. But there are a few rats missing in the pedigrees because of the breeder not keeping track.

Right now this line is still under evaluation. Their temperaments are very mellow. But they love to kiss and lick you. Very vigorously.

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

Harley & Chinchilla Lines

 

These lines are out of Canada and not related to my stock at all. I need to start out crossing them but I just got them. Some seem to be skittish. Not a representation of my lines at all. But health seems fine. Obviously as with the rat species as a whole you cannot tell temperament on babies because temperaments don't show up until they are adults. The Harley see a bit nicer than the Chinchilla. But Chinchilla is dominant, so I can start out crossing them to my sweet lines much faster than I can with the recessive Harlay gene.

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.