about Zephyr

Registered stud logo: NFRS 2012-03 I breed several litters per line each year, all based on my core line which dates back to 2004. I chose to identify them by using the prefix of 'Zephyr' in their names, and Zephyr became an official stud name in January 2012. I'm located in the south of Cambridgeshire, and am a member of the National Fancy Rat Society, the North of England Rat Society, and the London and Southern Counties Mouse and Rat Club.

My prime objective is to improve my rats with each subsequent generation, and to breed healthy well tempered pets (some may also be suitable for showing). Any kittens that I don't keep myself will be available to other homes, subject to vetting by me or by an approved third party. Please contact me for an initial questionnaire if you wish to join my waiting list.

I breed for american mink and american cinnamon and other varieties which are based on the american mink gene: platinum and platinum agouti, quicksilver, havana and havana agouti. I will often have other varieties too, including black, agouti, chocolate, and chocolate agouti. I am also developing the silken coat (aka silvermane), american cinnamon essex, and double mink. I don't breed any rexes, or other types of marked rats.

contact details

If you are interested in reserving any of my rats, or wish to make contact for any other reason, then please email me (Mary) at cyber_ratty@yahoo.co.uk
Follow me on twitter for the latest developments (but don't expect a daily diary!)
I also have a facebook page for Zephyr Rat Stud, as well as a private group for those who have owned Zephyrs (please contact me if you would like to join the group)

If you would like to consider offering a home to rescued rats (perhaps to introduce your Zephyr kittens to later on),
the nearest shelter to us is Wood Green in Godmanchester - click for details of their current rescue rats.
Alternatively, there is Rat Rescue Network UK on facebook, or a rehoming section on the Fancy Rats Forum which includes rats nationwide.

All content used on this site (e.g. photographs, images, text) is (c)2019 Zephyr Stud, unless otherwise stated. Please contact me if you would like to use any elsewhere.


latest update(s)/news

date : February 2020 page : showing details : silvermanes have been granted a standard in the UK, and can now be shown under the name Silken, so I'm looking forward to seeing how mine get on.
date : December 2019 page : litters details : a busy year is coming to an end, and I will be making more detailed plans for 2020 litters very soon (note that my waiting list is currently much shorter for boys than for girls).
date : August 2019 page : ethics and care details : cage pictures replaced with fresh ones.
date : July 2019 page : litters details : summer baby season has begun
date : January 2019 page : litters details : since all my recent planned litters arrived normally, I think we are finally over whatever was causing the problems we've had for the past two years.
In the meantime, half of my waiting list went elsewhere, and most of the other half will be getting my current kittens in the next couple of weeks, so new joiners should have a shorter wait for kittens from my upcoming matings.