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 rats who enjoy being 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, and check details of my homing process under the homing tab above.

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, and american cinnamon essex. I also breed agouti silken (aka silvermane), and I will have other varieties too, including black, agouti, chocolate, and chocolate agouti. I am currently developing chestnut and double mink as well. I don't breed any rexes, nor marked rats other than essex, and I rarely have dumbos, so if you are wanting any of those you'll need to look for a different breeder.

contact details

If you are interested in joining the waiting list for 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 which includes rats nationwide.

All content used on this site (e.g. photographs, images, text) is (c)2021 Zephyr Stud, unless otherwise stated. Please contact me if you would like to use any elsewhere.


latest update(s)/news

date : July 2021 page : homing details : I have added a homing tab to make it easier for prospective homes to see how to join my waiting list.
date : March 2021 page : litters details : Spring has arrived with the first litter of the year born on 2nd March, hoping many more will follow.
date : June 2020 page : litters details : after a hiatus during lockdown, I now have several litters expected, and hope to be able to catch up with my plans before my girls get too old.
date : March 2020 page : homing details : unfortunately, thanks to covid-19, visits to my rat room are suspended for the foreseeable future, but I will arrange virtual visits and socially distanced collections instead.
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.