Baby piccies

November 1, 2010

Blair’s babies are doing well, they’ve just opened their eyes and one or two are going for a little wander. Here are a few photos taken earlier in the week, now I know what colours and markings we have.

Very excited that I have three variegateds:

5 of them are black berkshire, like their Dad

I have two that I think are British Blue agoutis but they do appear to be slightly different shades

And five are agouti. I’m not sure yet which are berkshires and which are self, but they all have white feet and the one with the splodgy blaze is definitely a berkie and will probably stay here:

Blue babies

August 15, 2010

I have been looking forward to blue babies for so long, as British Blue is the variety is I originally decided I wanted to breed. However, at one point I did wonder if I would ever get any!

Evie, the one doe I have for my blue line took three tries to get pregnant, with two different bucks! But she has finally had a litter. It’s a small one, only 5 babies, 4 boys and 1 girl I think. I was after a couple of blue girls from her litter, but the one girl she has had is a either blue or blue agouti so she has been a clever mum in that respect!

Here are some piccies, taken today at a week old:

baby fancy rats

baby fancy rats

My blue girly

baby fancy rats

Bella’s babies now all have homes lined up and have been split from their Mum today. They are turning into really nice rats and I will get some new pics of them to put on here soon.

some baby pics

August 2, 2010

Thought I would share some pics of Bella’s babies. These were taken a couple of days ago. They will be 4 weeks old on Wednesday – time goes so quick!

And yummy Mummu, Bella:

New Arrivals

July 20, 2010

I am pleased to say we have a litter of babies. They were born on 9th June and Rivendell Bella and Aquarius Dewar are the proud parents.

Bella has a litter of 12, and has 3 boys and 9 girls! Here are a few piccies from a couple of days ago:

3 agouti boys:

5 agouti girls:

4 Black girlies:

Some of these will be available to go to loving pet homes. If you are interested in homing Northern Lights rats, please look at the website for information and contact details: http://www.northern-lights-rats.co.uk

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.

Coastboat Fratton

May 28, 2010

I said yesterday that I took on Fratton as she was ‘spare’. She is absoloutely beautiful. She is an Ivory, so off white with beautiful black eyes which is such a stunning combination.

She came from Coastboat Rattery and was collected on a trip to NFRS Portsmouth show, along with the RCT Rattery girlies and the Aquarius Rattery boys.

When I got home with them it was quite late and I was tired, so I left them in their carriers they’d travelled up the road in. When I went to see them the next day I was mortified to find Fratton and sister Ashton out of the carrier, blood everywhere where they’d caught their feet breaking out of the mesh on the carrier. Ashton was sat on top of the girls’ cage, Fratton I couldn’t see. I soon found her, sitting happily in the boys’ cage!

Just over three weeks later, on 18th May, she gave birth to 14 babies. 12 have survived and are doing well. She is also doing fine. I will post some pictures tomorrow of the little ones, but here is Fratton:

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