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Post by DJF on Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:01 am

So, if you were to breed (purely hypothetical) and all varieites were of equal difficulty, which varieties would you breed?

I am torn between a few. I especially like chocolate, buff and topaz (including russian topaz) and also the shaded varieties - the siameses, himilayans and burmeses but especially the burmeses and even more so the wheaten version!

But then again, I have been staring at pictures of argente cremes and wow, they are beautiful (even if some people think the red eyes are hellish!).

So I guess, I don't really know what variety I would breed.

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Post by Zoundz on Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:27 am

I have always bred the variety I love most - Russian Silver and Russian Silver Agouti. Sadly, it's not an easy variety, and I foresee a time without Bongo Fury Russian Silvers... which is weird Sad not right now though. I also adore Pearl and Cinnamon Pearl - so I'm working on those. Well, Cinn Pearl for now anyway.

I would - if I could - also breed Golden Siamese, Russian Dove Agouti, Russian Topaz, Squirrel, Velvets (may end up doing those anyway!), Russian Burmese, Buff and Downunders! Grin

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Post by katherine on Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:15 pm

Agouti aaaaaaaaaall the way, and rexies too Love Since getting my boy Heathcliff I've developed a soft spot for silver fawns too. What's a squirrel, Laura?

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Re: What variety would you breed?

Post by DJF on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:37 am

I really like your silvers. They are stunning. I especially like the Bongo Fury ears. Proper pronounced curious ears! They make a rat! I will be harassing you for some boys in the future  Wink 

I like agoutis too although I have never seen a pet one in the flesh. Only photographs.

That cinnamon pearl Rex that won at Bradford is lovely. As are Grace and Eoghan's does. Such a nice variety. With Pearl being dominant lethal, do you notice significantly smaller litter sizes in your cinnamon Pearl line?

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Re: What variety would you breed?

Post by smokierat on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:48 am

Its hard to pick but i think id have to with Black,all the agoutis Smile esp russian blue agouti  Love All self and all top ear  Love rex in black and cinnamon Smile

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Post by DJF on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:51 am

smokierat wrote:Its hard to pick but i think id have to with Black,all the agoutis :)esp russian blue agouti  Love All self and all top ear  Love rex in black and cinnamon Smile

Lol Grace! If you ever decide to breed, you will have a lot of rats. I agree, I like the all the agoutis as well. I can't wait to see more varieties in the flesh. It looks like I won't get to attend a NFRS show until I submit my thesis at the end of August. But I am looking forward!

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Post by smokierat on Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:07 am

i know XD ive only been to three shows but id love to make more,it is really nice seeing the different varieties in the fur Smile and handling some lovely rats if you're lucky Smile and talking to more rat people Smile

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Post by Zoundz on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:38 am

The lad who got best rex was cinnamon Smile

I have only had one litter as yet, and that was 5 babies - but yes, I would expect smaller litters if I was breeding pearl to pearl.

Squirrel is chinchillated british blue agouti Smile

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Re: What variety would you breed?

Post by GillianK on Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:38 am

Himilayan Dumbos! I'd breed lots of Blanches. Smile
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Post by eoghan on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:48 am

I would breed rats the size of tigers and let them loose so people can't lie about rats the size of cats. I would also breed normal rats to make people appreciate the rats we have now. And then the little ones could ride the big ones  Big Grin 

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Re: What variety would you breed?

Post by katherine on Sun May 04, 2014 2:18 am

aaaaaaaaaaand Eoghan now NEEDS to breed rats. Tiger rat pair for me, please Wink 

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