Varieties

Argente Crème

The back of the rat to be a delicate shade of apricot, ticked with silver and shading to cream on the sides and face. Head markings not to be present. Undercoat white, belly white. Eyes Red.

Genetically a chinchillated silver fawn.

Argente Creme

Himalayan (to include black and red eyed)

Body colour to be white, free from stains and even throughout, with points a rich dark sepia. Eyes red or black.
Points:

  1. face - not to extend upwards from eyes.
  2. ears - not to extend downwards from the base.
  3. forelegs - not to extend upwards beyond the elbows.
  4. hind legs - not to extend upwards beyond the ankle.
  5. tail - not to extend beyond the tail root.
  6. feet - to be solid colour throughout, devoid of any white.

Genetics of red eyed: a/a ch/c or a/a ch/ch selected for pale body colour and no shading.

Genetics of black eyed: genetics currently unproven and being researched

Himalayan

Siamese (to include black and ruby eyed)

Body colour to medium beige, gradually and evenly shaded over saddle and hindquarters towards the rump, being darkest at the base of the tail. There should be no white or very pale areas anywhere on the body, feet or tail. Tail colour to extend down the length of the tail. Belly to be light beige. Points to be rich dark sepia and shade evenly into the body colour. Eyes black or ruby.

Genetics of ruby eyed: a/a ch/ch

Genetics of black eyed: genetics currently unproven and being researched

Siamese

Blue Point Siamese (to include black and ruby eyed)

Body colour to be silver beige that shades into deep blue colour at the back and hind quarters, down towards the rump and on the face towards the nose. The shading shall be even and darkest at the nose and the base of the tail. The rat has to be without streaks, odd coloured or white hairs or patches
Belly colour: To be light silver beige.
Ears, tail, feet: As blue as possible.
Eye colour: ruby or black

Genetics: a/a ch/ch rb/rb* or a/a ch/ch d/d (plus unproven genetics in the case of black eye)

Blue Point Siamese

Burmese

To be an even, rich mid-brown, devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches, with darker points of the same shade. There is to be a strong contrast between the points and body colour. Eyes black.

Genetics: genetics currently unproven and being researched

Burmese

Wheaten Burmese

To be a mid-sand colour, points to be distinctly darker than body colour. Base coat to be light brown. Belly colour to be pale silvery grey. Eyes black.

Genetics: currently unproven and being researched. Agouti based Burmese.

Wheaten Burmese

Golden Himalayan

Body colour to be a pale golden cream, with points a medium sepia. Eyes black.
Points:

  1. Face – points not to extend upwards from the eyes
  2. Ears – points not to extend downwards from the base of the ears
  3. Forelegs – points not to extend upwards beyond the elbows
  4. Hindlegs – points not to extend upwards beyond the ankle
  5. Tail – points not to extend beyond the tail root
  6. Feet and tail – to be solid coloured throughout, devoid of any white toes.

Genetics: currently unproven and being researched, but appears to be a recessive modifier.

Golden Himalayan



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