details of our future breeding plans

If you are interested in reserving any kittens from these planned litters, please email Mary at cyber_ratty@yahoo.co.uk
Note that kittens will be ready for homing roughly 11 or 12 weeks after the mating has taken place.

The following outline plans are tentative, and may change depending on the outcome of previous litters, and on the development, availability, and cooperation of the rats involved!
last updated: 19/01/20


2020
matings that have taken place:

2020-ETH: a litter for the platinum line. After failing to produce a litter in December, Zephyr Cold Ethyl (quicksilver) will be mated with Zephyr Hawkmoon 269 (quicksilver agouti).
Expecting quicksilver and quicksilver agouti, possibly some dumbo.
progress - 11/01/20 mated, litter due 03/02/20
19/01/20 - Ethyl has gained weight and not had any seasons, so I'm hopeful she is pregnant

2020-LUC2: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Lucille (pale american cinnamon) will be mated with Zephyr Al Capone (black).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.
progress - 12/01/20 mated, litter due 04/02/20
19/01/20 - no weight gain, but no sign of seasons either

2020-RSE: a litter for the havana line. Zephyr Rose of Cimarron (havana) will be mated with Zephyr Kentucky Rain (havana).
Expecting chocolate american mink, havana, and dilute buff.
progress - 10/01/20 mated, litter due 02/02/20
15/01/20 - back in season, remated, litter now due 07/02/20


matings planned for February:

2020-HEA: an outcross litter for the core american line. Halcyon Heather (agouti) will be mated with Zephyr Sam (american mink).
Expecting agouti, and possibly also black.

2020-LCY: a litter for the platinum line. Zephyr Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (quicksilver agouti) will be mated with Zephyr Space Cowboy (american mink).
Expecting american mink and american cinnamon, quicksilver and quicksilver agouti, possibly platinum and platinum agouti, possibly some dumbo.

2020-BLO2: a litter for the silvermane line. Zephyr Blondie (chocolate agouti silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Suggs (chocolate agouti silvermane).
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, chocolate agouti, american mink, american cinnamon, probably buff and topaz, some silvermane.


matings planned for the rest of the year:

2020-american line: aiming for black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon in the core line, plus american cinnamon essex, and double mink as offshoots
Zephyr Mrs. Applebee will be mated with Zephyr Life of Riley (pale american mink) - expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, some pale.
Zephyr Sheila (chocolate agouti essex) will be mated with Zephyr Hats off to Larry (american cinnamon) - expecting agouti and american cinnamon, possibly also chocolate agouti, some essex, possibly also black, american mink, and chocolate too. There may be a second litter with Zephyr Roberta (chocolate agouti essex dumbo) if Sheila's litter doesn't give good enough markings.
A mink doe from 2019-LAY will be mated with Meraki Dennis (UK cinnamon rex) to work towards double minks - expecting black and agouti, some rex.
A cinnamon doe from 2020-LUC2 will be mated with Zephyr Radar Love (american mink) - expecting american mink and american cinnamon.
A doe from 2020-HEA will be mated with Zephyr Radar Love (american mink) - expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, possibly some dumbo.

2020-havana line: aiming for chocolate american mink and cinnamon, and havana and havana agouti
Zephyr Virginia Plain (havana) will be mated with Zephyr McArthur Park (havana agouti) - expecting chocolate american mink and cinnamon, havana and havana agouti, and dilute buff and topaz.
Zephyr Vienna (havana agouti) will be mated with Zephyr Woodstock (havana) - expecting chocolate american mink and cinnamon, havana and havana agouti, and dilute buff and topaz.

2020-platinum/quicksilver line: aiming for american mink and cinnamon, quicksilver and quicksilver agouti, and hopefully platinum and platinum agouti
An american mink or cinnamon doe from 2019-NIN or 2019-LOR will be mated with Zephyr Space Bootz (quicksilver) - expecting american mink and quicksilver, possibly also american cinnamon and quicksilver agouti.
An american mink doe from 2019-NIN will be mated with Zephyr Hawkmoon 269 (quicksilver agouti dumbo) - expecting american mink, american cinnamon, quicksilver, and quicksilver agouti, posibly some dumbo.
A quicksilver doe from 2020-ETH or 2019-LOR will be mated with Zephyr Space Cowboy (american mink) - expecting american mink and quicksilver, possibly also platinum.
Does from 2020-LCY will be mated with suitable bucks - aiming for american mink, quicksilver, platinum, and platinum agouti.

2020-silvermane line: aiming for silvermanes in agouti, chocolate agouti, and american cinnamon
Zephyr Scary Spice (black silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Morrissey (american cinnamon silvermane) - expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, some silvermane.
Zephyr Sporty Spice (agouti) will be mated with Zephyr Sting (american cinnamon silvermane) - expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, some silvermane.
Does from 2019-BLO and 2020-BLO2 will be mated with Zephyr Prince (dark chocolate agouti silvermane) and Zephyr Gary Barlow (chocolate silvermane) for chocolate based silvermanes.