NFRS Stud Registration


NFRS Stud and Rattery Registration


What is a studname?
NFRS Stud Logo

A rattery that maintains a high standard of breeding can apply for stud registration with the NFRS when they have earned the required awards at relevant shows. Their rattery name is then referred to as a studname.

Remember that studnames can only be earned from showing merits, so not having a stud name does not mean that a rattery does not breed to a high standard; they may simply not be able to get to many shows.

How do I recognise a registered stud?

You can visit our full stud register by selecting the tab above. Only breeders who have earned their stud name are able to use the stud logo seen here, complete with their individual qualifying registration code.

What is the purpose of the Stud Registration Scheme?

The scheme is the only hallmark of quality breeding in Britain today. It promotes quality breeding to the NFRS standards of excellence, as well as encouraging competitive exhibition to maintain and drive up standards, and recognises breeders’ achievements at shows.

How do you earn a studname?

Earning a studname is based on fulfilling the following show requirements:

  • All wins must be earned under fully paid up NFRS championship/show judge
  • The individual(s) must be paid up NFRS member(s) to qualify for earning a studname and the rattery name already registered with the NFRS as part of the Novice scheme for at least one year. (For ratteries registering before 1st May 2007, the individual(s) must have been an NFRS member for at least one year.)
  • The rat (or rats) in question must be owned and bred by the individual from a dam (or dams) also owned and bred by the exhibitor and attain either of the following awards:
    1. NFRS Silver champion - 8 stars on 1 rat
    2. 2 x BIS/BOA/RBIS on one or two rats with two different judges – at least one win must be at a show where NFRS stars are awarded – the other may be at an NFRS affiliated club show providing the NFRS judge agrees in writing (or signs back of card) that the rat is of suitable quality. (The changeover officially takes place from 1st May 2007 but under grandfather rules, any exhibitor that has attained one of the required wins under the previous studname registration scheme requirements up to the 1st May 2007, can use this to count towards their studname registration.)
  • The application must be made to the EC along with supporting prize cards for the rat, the suggested stud name and a registration fee at the current rate.

How do I recognise a registered rattery?

From March 2007, the NFRS introduced the rattery registration scheme. Now, a rattery must have been a member with the club for one year before registering as a rattery. There are no other requirements, so it is important to remember that you are responsible for asking questions to your breeder, as the club cannot approve individuals’ breeding practices.

How do I register my rattery name?

Please note – you must have been a member of the NFRS for at least one year in order to register a rattery name.

To register a rattery, please fill in the below form, and send it to the Membership Co-ordinator at membership @ nfrs.org, along with the registration fee (sent by cheque or PayPal to treasurer @ nfrs.org). This is a one-off payment, so once you have registered, your rattery name will remain on the rattery registration fee as long as your membership is current. You can check which names have been used before by looking at our full list of used names, found here.

NFRS Rattery Registration Form (PDF)
What is the etiquette for rattery and stud name registration?

  • A rattery or stud is defined as a collection of animals kept and bred at one location.
  • No more than one rattery name or studname per membership can be registered, i.e. not possible to register two rattery names or stud names on one membership.
  • Any multiple memberships per rattery name or studname must reside under the same roof.
  • Custody of registered rattery names or studnames remains with the partner who registered or earned it, or refer to committee where dispute.
  • Registered ratteries and studs will be listed on the NFRS website and regularly in Pro-Rat-a.
  • The registered name shall be used as a prefix on family trees/birth certificates of rats bred by a registered rattery or stud. A suffix can be used to show the location of the rat if it is not owned by the breeder, i.e. Aardvark Fred at Abc.
  • All breeders wishing to be listed on the NFRS Breeders’ List must be registered as ratteries or studs, although it is not compulsory for registered ratteries or studs to be listed on the breeders’ list.
  • Ratteries must enter their rats at shows under their given name, not their rattery name. Only registered studnames can have their studname written on prizecards.
What is the Novice Award?

The novice award is aimed at registered ratteries who have not yet earned their studname. There is a Best Novice award/rosette attainable at each NFRS show (or show where NFRS stars are awarded). Points are calculated annually, and the breeder who has earned the most novice points throughout the year will be awarded the Novice Trophy at the AGM. To be eligible for the novice award at a show, the rat must be bred by and in the possession of the exhibitor at the time of entry. The rat must have lived with the breeder since birth.

If an exhibitor gains their studname during the year, the novice points will count up until the time the studname is awarded, when the exhibitor is no longer eligible to enter as a novice.


Current NFRS Registered Studs


Rivendell 1978
Ann Storey
1978
1978-01
Halcyon 1994
Lisa Irvine
1994
1994-01
Kropotkin 1996
Veronica Simmons
1996
1996-02
Adelphe 1996
Fiona Barker
1996
1996-03
Rowangate 1999
Lian O'Sullivan
1999
1999-03
Alpha Centauri 2001
Estelle Sandford
2001
2001-01
Tennyson 2002
Sandra & Graham Mobbs
2002
2002-01
Epiphany 2003
Joanna Pierra
2003
2003-01
Rattenfänger 2003
Colin Arundel
2003
2003-04
Thornvalley 2003
Tracy Winters
2003
2003-05
Valhalla 2003
Julie Oliver
2003
2003-06
New World 200
Deb Mallett & Edwin Reay
2005
2005-01
Swiftvalley 2006
Lisa Clarke
2006
2006-05
Ratoon 2007
Lizzi Pemberton
2007
2007-01
Tenebrae 2008
Doug Connor
2008
2008-01
Comis 2008
Michele Quarry
2008
2008-04
Symphony 2009
Rackie Powell
2009
2009-02
Stillyrats 2010
Janette Rogers
2010
2010-01
Aquarius 2010
Phil Neate
2010
2010-04
Campion 2010
Vicki Morley
2010
2010-05
Hawthorn 2012
toyah Leitch
2012
2012-01
Zephyr 2012
Mary Giles
2012
2012-03
Zappa 2012
Fiona Coull
2012
2012-04
Endeavour 2013
Jannine Taylor
2013
2013-01
Lilliput 2013
Lilly Hoyland
2013
2013-02
Rattray 2013
Kate & Kevin Rattray
2013
2013-05
Lovecraft 2013
Lisa Maurin
2013
2013-09
Warrensark 2014
Jayne Warren
2014
2014-03
Gemstone 2014
Gemma Corfield
2014
2014-04
Milliways 2015
Angela Corrie
2015
2015-01
Beltane 2015
Debbie Lauf
2015
2015-02
Black Lupin 2015
Claire Roberts
2015
2015-03
Skatta Rat 2015
Coleen Gruber
2015
2015-05
Gallifrey 2016
Cat Mace
2016
2016-02
Isamu 2017
Jemma Fettes
2017
2017-01
Kaiju 2017
Laura Holt
2017
2017-02
Ouzles 2018
Patricia & Richard Burn
2018
2018-01
Renegade 2018
Hannah Field
2018
2018-02
Carealot 2018
Claire McIntosh
2018
2018-03
Kismet 2018
Jem Quarry & Lew Wernham
2018
2018-04
White Mage 2018
Amy Aindow
2018
2018-05
Ellfin 2019
April Hearnah
2019
2019-01
Kiwi 2019
Keera Smith
2019
2019-02
Harkyle 2019
Teena Madden
2019
2019-03
Cupcake 2019
Amy Foxford
2019
2019-04
Feegle 2019
Fiona Milton
2019
2019-05
Bayo 2019
Stacey Young
2019
2019-06

Current NFRS Registered Ratteries


Amanda Arnold
Starbrux
Carly Ballard
Little Gremlins
Fiona Barnes
Rubix
Michelle Bartlam
Gnawdowell
Helen Belton
Mimble
Laura Birchall
Valentine
Marie Blackett
Nimbus
Claire Boddy
Stelmaria
Jennifer Burton
Meraki
Sarah & Dan Byrne
Evenflow
Jackie Cairns
Jacaranda
Stacey Craig
Torchwood
Helaina Derighetti
Lestrange
Darren Dowd
Ronnie's
Lyn Dimmock
Aurora
Judith Evans
Park Estate
Margo Ford
FireSev
Linda Frances
Riversong
Christopher Gannon
Gannon's
Emma Gilroy
Arkenstone
Joel & Lily Groves
Excalibur
Kaylee Hayes
Azarath
Sandra Heutinck
Shita
Sarah Howe
Whitkirk
Beri Instone
Amarandh
Sophie King
Rebel
Romana Hermankova
Gremleen
Samantha Jones
Jackalily
Lisa King
Djelibeybi
Marti Leimbach
Blue Apple
Zoë Lumour
Azuline
Lesley Mackness
Oakwood
Holly Maguire
Kabuki
Julia McArdle
Poplet
Elise McDonald
Solveig
Emma McLean
Alpine
Sheena McMurtrie & Jess Coleman
CottonSilk
Leia Morrison
Orchard
Selina Ormond
Pimpernel
Rachel Padden & Matthew Steeples
Queen
Jemma Parker
Kazoku
Nicky Richards
Kelana
Rhona Robertson
Scunnerbug
Jonathan Savage & Amy Black-Savage
Rattie Asylum
Trish Savine
Utopia
Gaby Scheuermann & Oliver Cheetham
Banana Kobold
Charlotte Scott
Galactic
Natalee Scott
Midsomer Mischief
Alexia Sine
Tarte au Citron
Cassie Soden
Redwall
Steph Summers
Dalriada
Samantha Swash
Esprit
Alison Triggs
Valiance
Clare Varley
Great Berry Rats
Carol Ann Weir
Loracmor
Sinead Wilson
Sunglow
Elian Wolfert
Castor
Laura & Karl Woods
Bongo Fury
Kasia Zyber
Beeghos