Varieties of Fancy Rats - Russian Varieties

Russian Blue

Colour to be similar to blue cats and dogs. A soft medium grey-blue with a metallic sheen. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be even, belly colour to match top. Undercolour dark blue down to the skin. Coat to be short and thick - a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes black.
Genetics: Due to unproven gene rb* (d in USA). aarbrb
Top colour 25
Belly colour 15
Undercolour 5
Feet 5
Remainder - general conformation 50

Russian Blue
Hakuna Matata Mr Vandemar, owned by Lois Mattsson and bred by Hakuna Matata Stud
Russian Blue
Hakuna Matata Mr Vandemar, owned by Lois Mattsson and bred by Hakuna Matata Stud

Russian Dove

To be a warm creamy 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. Not to be confused with platinum or lilac. Belly colour to match top, undercolour pale grey to the skin. Coat to be short and thick - a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes Black.
Genetics: aammrbrb* or aabbrbrb* or aarbrb* + unrecognised brown gene known as American mink.
Top colour 20
Belly Colour 10
Feet 20
Remainder - general conformation 50

Russian Dove
Milo Morning Dew, owned and bred by Milo Stud
Russian Dove
Milo Morning Dew, owned and bred by Milo Stud

Russian Blue Agouti

A blend of dark blue ticking over a fawn ground. Heathering of the blue ticking is normal for this variety and is not a fault. Undercolour to be dark blue down to the skin. Foot colour to match top. Belly colour silver. A brown tinge to the ticking to be considered a fault. Coat to be short and thick - a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes black.
Genetics: A-rbrb*
Top colour 15
Ticking 10
Belly Colour 10
Undercoat 5
Feet 10
Remainder - general conformation 50


Owned by Valhalla Stud

Russian Topaz

Top colour a pleasing warm shade of orange-cream evenly ticked with silver to silver-blue guard hairs. Undercolour must exhibit a distinctive blue cast close to the skin. Belly and throat to be cream. Feet to match top colour as close as possible, but a lighter shade acceptable. Eyes may be any shade of red to dark ruby but pink eyes undesirable. Slight heathering not to be faulted.
Faults: Dark, dull or too pale top colour. Uneven or lack of ticking. Pink eyes.
Severe Faults: Lack of blue undercolour. Very pale patches or prominent white eye circles.
Genetics: a/a r/r rb/rb*
Top Colour 15
Ticking 10
Belly Colour 10
Undercoat 5
Feet 10
Remainder - general conformation 50


Owned by Asbru Stud