Varieties of Fancy Rats - Guide Standard

Russian Silver Agouti

A blend of light blue grey ticking over a warm creamy fawn ground. Undercolour light silver grey down to the skin. Belly colour pale silver. Pinky tinge to be a fault. Eyes black.
Genetics: Agouti form of Russian Silver.
Top colour 15
Ticking 10
Belly Colour 10
Undercoat 5
Feet 10
Remainder - general conformation 50

Russian Silver Agouti
Bongo Fury The Mascara Snake owned and bred by Laura Jones and Karl Woods
Russian Silver Agouti
Bongo Fury Tin Peened Reindeer owned and bred by Laura Jones and Karl Woods

Russian Silver

To be a pale blue-grey. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be level throughout. Belly colour to match top. Undercolour to be as pale as possible. Brown, yellow or pinky tinges to be faulted. Eyes Black.
Genetics: aaddrbrb* or aabbddrbrb* or aabbddmmrbrb* or other possible combinations.
Top colour 25
Belly Colour 15
Feet 10
Remainder - general conformation 50

Russian Silver
Bongo Fury Moonlight On Vermont owned and bred by Laura Jones and Karl Woods
Russian Silver
Caledonian Brazzle Dazzle Day owned by Hakuna Matata Stud and bred by Lois Mattsson

Lilac

A pinky dove grey throughout, from tips of fur to skin, bluish tinge a fault. Foot and belly colour to match top. Ears and tail to be covered with grey hairs. Eyes very dark ruby or black.
Genetics: aabbCCddPPRrmm.
Top colour 20
Belly colour 10
Feet 20
Remainder - general conformation 50

Spotted Downunder

The rat is to be broken marked, giving the effect of random spots and splashes of colour over the back and belly, neck and shoulders. Side spots are desirable. The head is to be broken marked with larger areas of solid colour than the body markings. Both ears are to be contained in the coloured area. Pied tails not to be penalized.
Colour: Colour to conform to a recognised colour variety. The white areas shall be devoid of a yellowish tinge or staining.
The head: The colour not to extend past the ears and to follow the line of the lower jawbone. It should not extend under the chin. A white blaze or spot is highly desirable.

Genetics: See Hooded downunder.
Cap 15
Body Markings - Top 15
Belly 10
Colour 10
Remainder - general conformation 50


Owned by Milo Stud

Golden Siamese

Body colour to be a rich golden cream, points (face, feet, tail and tail root), to be a rich dark sepia, gradually and evenly shading into the body. There should be no sudden demarcation of shading nor large areas of the body devoid of the shading effect. Belly colour pale cream, eyes black.


Owned and bred by Alpha Centauri Stud

Marten

Body Colour to be similar in shade to an HB lead pencil, some fading to be expected in an adult. Some light heathering to be expected. Fur on the face to be lighter on the whisker bed, over the eyes and behind the ears. Belly colour a slightly paler shade of grey than the top. Foot colour to match top. Eyes pink or black.
Faults: rusty patches, white toes or patches, darker points on the nose, tail root or feet.

Sable Burmese

To be a warm dark otter brown with subtle darker points on the feet, tail, face, and ears. Devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches. Contrast between points and body colour not to be overstated. Any suggestion of black in the points to be penalised. Eyes black.
Genetics: genetics currently unproven and being researched
Body colour 20
Feet 10
Tail 10
Nose & ears 10
Remainder - general conformation 50


Owned by Alpha Centauri Stud

Silver Agouti

To be a mix of mid grey ticking over a pale ivory ground, with no suggestion of blue or brown tones. Ticking to be darkest along the back and to fade down the sides to the pale ivory belly. Fur on the face to be lighter on the whisker bed and around the eyes. Eyes pink or black.
Faults: rusty patches, white toes, darker points on nose, tail root and feet.