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 development, availability, and cooperation of the rats involved!
last updated: 14/11/18


2018
matings planned for October and November:

2018-SAV: a litter for the platinum line. Zephyr Blue Savannah (pale british blue) will be mated with Zephyr Chuck Berry (platinum agouti dumbo, not owned by Zephyr).
Expecting pale british blue, british blue agouti, quicksilver, quicksilver agouti, platinum, and platinum agouti, some dumbo.
progress: mated 21st October, if successful, litter will be due 13th November
4th November - Savannah is gaining weight well, so I am hopeful for some platinums at last
14th November - Savannah experienced inertia instead of birthing properly yesterday, she went through an emergency caesarian section, but died an hour later, her 6 surviving kittens were given to Cilla to foster, but as of this lunchtime only 1 is still alive.

2018-JSA: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Jesamine (black) will be mated with Zephyr Billie Joe (american mink dumbo).
Expecting black and american mink, some dumbo.
progress: mated 28th October, litter due 20th November

2018-KAT: a litter for the silvermane line. Zephyr Kate Bush (chocolate agouti silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Mushroom (black silvermane, not owned by Zephyr)
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, chocolate agouti, american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, chocolate american cinnamon, in silvermane and standard coat, possibly some dumbo.
progress: mated 31st October, litter due 23rd November

2018-plat: I will be continuing to try for litters to save the platinum line, along with some for quicksilver, but to prevent unecessary disappointment, I shall update only once one of these does actually gives birth.

2019
matings planned for early 2019:

2018-CHN: a litter for the havana line. Zephyr Christine (american mink) will be mated with Zephyr Orinoco Flow (havana agouti dumbo).
Expecting american mink and american cinnamon (some paler than standard), chocolate american mink and chocolate american cinnamon, havana and havana agouti, possibly some dumbo.

2019-MAT: a litter to test whether Monday carries russian blue. Ellfin Mattie's Rag (russian blue agouti rex) will be mated with Zephyr Blue Monday (pale british blue).
Hoping for only black and agouti, some rex.

2018-RSN: a litter for the havana line. Zephyr Rosanna (pale american cinnamon) will be mated with Zephyr Gulliver (chocolate).
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, chocolate agouti, american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, chocolate american cinnamon, havana, and havana agouti, possibly some dumbo.

2019-TRO: a litter to test whether Monday carries UK mink. If Zephyr Blue Monday (pale british blue) does not carry russian blue, Meraki Trouble (UK cinnamon) will be mated with him.
Hoping for only black and agouti.

2019-HEN2: a second litter for Henrietta (american mink). Possibly with Zephyr Spaceboy (platinum) for the platinum line, expecting american mink, quicksilver, and platinum. The american line option might be with Zephyr James Dean (black) or either Zephyr Mr. Apples or Zephyr Mr. Wendal (both american cinnamon), aiming for at least american mink and american cinnamon. Silvermane option would partly be to investigate dominant chocolate based havana, mating with Zephyr Noddy Holder (dominant chocolate american cinnamon silvermane dumbo), and expecting american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, and chocolate american cinnamon, some silvermane, some dumbo.

2019-JSA2: possibly another litter from Jess for the american line. If Zephyr Jesamine (black) coped well with her first litter, she will be mated again with either Zephyr Mr. Apples or Zephyr Mr. Wendal (both american cinnamon).
Aiming for black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.


matings planned for later on in the year will include:

2019-essex: a litter working towards american cinnamon essex. Ellfin Robert (agouti essex) will be mated with an american mink based doe (possibly Zephyr Rosanna).
Expecting black and agouti, some essex.

2019-TRO2: a litter to test whether Cake carries UK mink. If Meraki Trouble (UK cinnamon) coped well with her first litter, she will be mated with Zephyr Chocolate Cake (chocolate).
Hoping for only black and agouti.

2019-MAT2: a litter to test whether Cake carries russian blue. If Ellfin Mattie's Rag (russian blue agouti rex) coped well with her first litter and Cake does not carry UK mink, Mattie will be mated with Zephyr Chocolate Cake (chocolate).
Hoping for only black and agouti, some rex.