We had a lovely day at the SRC show on 6th June. It was my first show as show sec and while it was very busy it was also good fun and I’m looking forward to next time.

The ratties did well too. It was the first SRC starred show and only about half a dozen rats were given stars and two of them were mine! Here are my winners:

Rivendell Babs, 1st Silver Fawn (1 star)

Aquarius Dewar, 1st Agouti, Stud Buck (2 stars)

Aquarius Nedd, 1st Black

Northern Lights Angus, 1st Adult Owned Pet Buck

Newcy, 1st Best Rescue

I am particularly proud of Angus as he is my first home bred rat and he won a big class so I was really delighted when he won.

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Show winners

April 19, 2010

As so often happens I didn’t update this after the last post, so here are a few piccies of my SRC March show winners:

Rivendell Babs, best Silver Fawn:

Aquarius Evie, best Black and Best Self:

and Aquarius Stanley, best British Blue and Stud Buck:

Thyme also got a third in the Pet class.

I also have some Scottish Rat Club news which I will blog about later

Just a quick one

March 16, 2010

I have a lot to talk about so I will do a quick update on all things in this post then do further detailed posts about each thing over the next few days.

Firstly, the sad news. In the last week we have lost Onion, Elvis and Jasmine. Onion had an operation to have a really horrid lump removed from the base of her back on 1st March, she seemed to be recovering fine but I found her dead on Friday 5th. Elvis passed away in his sleep 10th March. He did pretty well, he would’ve been about 2 years, 9 months. And lovely little Jasmine had some horrible respiratory bug that took her away from us on Friday. She was only about 10 months old.

In Happy News, we had a great day at the show, bringing home 5 rosettes, Babs got 1st Silver Fawn, Evie got 1st Black and Best Self and Stan got 1st British Blue and Stud Buck. I have also become a member of the SRC commitee and taken over the position of Show Secretary which I’m really looking forward to getting into.

In Exciting News, we should be having babies this weekend if all goes to plan. Lovely Moss and sexy Stan had a one night stand and will hopefully produce the first step on the way to making british blue variegated ratties.

And I have a new aviary. It is a tall, narrow one but should be suitable for 6 – 8 ratties and will make a nice girly cage. And, best of all, it was free! It’s not in use yet but I will add photos when it is.

So, the Northern Lights Rats news in brief. More details will follow.

New Girls

February 17, 2010

I have recently been down to England to visit family and combined this with a visit to the Burgess Excel Bradford Small Livestock Show in Harrogate, where I collected 2 silver fawn does from Ann Storey (Rivendell Stud) and another visit to lovely Phil & Sue of Aquarius Rattery who kindly let me have a black doe.

The two silver fawns have been named Bella and Babs (Rivendell Aarabella and Rivendell Barbaraville) and the black girly is Evie (Aquarius Evelix).

They are currently living together just the three of the them as failed intros saw Bella up the vets to get a gash stitched up! But I am planning on trying again when the older girls have calmed down and got used to all of them living together!!

Here are a few pics of the three babies, I will get better ones of them at some point and update the website with their own pages as well.

All three girlies all cuddled together

One of either Bella or Babs!

Evie being a typical Aquarius troublemaker and wanting to get out of the carrier on the way home.

And again!