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 would normally be ready for homing roughly 11 or 12 weeks after the mating has taken place, but where restrictions relating to covid-19 apply, homing may be significantly later on.

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: 29/09/20


2020
matings planned for September:

2020-PAN: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Pandora (american mink) will be mated with Zephyr Hats off to Larry (american cinnamon).
Expecting american mink and american cinnamon, possibly some dumbo.
progress: 02/09/20 mated, litter due 25/09/20
26/09/20 no sign of babies, we won't be trying again because Pandora also failed to get pregnant earlier in the year.

2020-MAY: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Maybelline (pale american cinnamon) will be mated with Zephyr Radar Love (american mink).
Expecting american mink, and american cinnamon, some paler than standard, possibly some dumbo.
progress: 05/09/20 mated, litter due 28/09/20
26/09/20 looking good, Maybelline is nicely rounded
29/09/20 Maybelline has given birth a day late - I've yet to check the babies over so will update tomorrow

2020-MAD: a follow up litter for the 2020-HEA outcross. Zephyr Lady Madonna (agouti) will be mated with Zephyr King Creole (black).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, possibly some dumbo.
progress: 19/09/20 mated, litter due 12/10/20
26/09/20 a promising start, Madonna has gained 10g

2020-SCA2: a litter for the silken line, hoping for an agouti silken. Zephyr Scary Spice (black silken) will be mated with Zephyr Sting (american cinnamon silken).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, some silken, possibly some dumbo (there should now be some dumbo because both Scary and Larrry are known to be carrying it).
progress: 02/09/20 mated, litter due 25/09/20
18/09/20 back in season, spent the night with Sting and his brother Prince, mating not witnessed, if successful litter now due 11/10/20
22/09/20 back in season again, mated this time with Zephyr Hats off to Larry who is proven, litter due 15/10/20

2020-KYL: a litter for the silken line. Zephyr Kylie (chocolate silken) will be mated with Zephyr Gary Barlow (chocolate silken).
Expecting chocolate and possibly also black and chocolate american mink, some silken, possibly some dumbo.

2021
matings planned for January - May:

2021-MAD2: a possible litter for the american line. If Zephyr Lady Madonna (agouti) coped well with her first litter, she will be mated with Zephyr Roll Over Beethovan (american mink).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.

2021-GEM: a litter for the quicksilver line. Zephyr Gemini Moon (quicksilver) will be mated with Zephyr Little Willy (american mink dumbo).
Expecting american mink and quicksilver, some dumbo.

2021-test: a test litter for the quicksilver line. The dilute quicksilver agouti from 2020-RSE2 will be mated with Zephyr Hotshot (dilute buff). Hoping to not have any buff or topaz in the litter, as that would then imply the doe is a dilute platinum.
Expecting havana and havana agouti, probably also some dilute buff and topaz, possibly some blue based.

2021-LAU: a litter for the quicksilver line. Zephyr Laura (american mink) will be mated with Zephyr C Moon (quicksilver).
Expecting american mink and quicksilver, some dumbo.

2021-qs: a litter for the quicksilver line. The dilute quicksilver doe from 2020-RSE2 will be mated with Zephyr Fernando (american mink).
Expecting american mink and quicksilver.

2021-MAL: a litter for the havana line. Zephyr Malibu (havana) will be mated with Zephyr Hucklebuck (chocolate american mink).
Expecting chocolate american mink and havana.

2021-BRI: a litter for the silken line. Zephyr Britney Spears (chocolate american cinnamon silken dumbo) will be mated with a suitable buck.
Aiming for agouti and american cinnamon silken.

2021-MAN: a litter for the havana line. Zephyr Mandalay (havana) will be mated with a suitable buck.
Aiming for chocolate based kittens.

2021-PIN: a litter for the silken line. Zephyr Pink (chocolate american mink silken) will be mated with a suitable buck.
Aiming for either agouti and american cinnamon silken, or chocolate agouti silken.

2021-SCL: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Scarlet (black) will be mated with Zephyr Rock Me Amadeus (american cinnamon).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.