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: 20/01/19


2019
matings planned for the first quarter of 2019:

2019-HEN2: a second litter from Henrietta for the platinum line. Zephyr Henrietta (american mink) will be mated with Zephyr Spaceboy (platinum).
Expecting american mink, quicksilver, and platinum.
progress: 16/01/19 mated, litter due 08/02/19

2019-TRO: a litter to test whether Monday carries UK mink. Meraki Trouble (UK cinnamon) will be mated with Zephyr Blue Monday (pale british blue).
Hoping for only black and agouti.
progress: 19/01/19 mated, litter due 11/02/19

2019-KAT2: a repeat mating in case some further mottled babies appear. Zephyr Kate Bush (chocolate agouti silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Mushroom (black silvermane).
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, chocolate agouti, american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, and chocolate american cinnamon, possibly some buff based, some silvermane, some dumbo, and a slim chance of some mottled.

2019-JSA2: a second litter from Jess for the american line. Zephyr Jesamine (black) will be mated with either Zephyr Mr. Apples or Zephyr Mr. Wendal (both american cinnamon).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.

2019-MAT: a litter to test whether Monday carries russian blue. If Zephyr Blue Monday (pale british blue) does not carry UK mink, Ellfin Mattie's Rag (russian blue agouti rex) will be mated with him.
Hoping for only black and agouti, some rex.

2019-CHN2: a second litter for Christine (american mink) to investigate dominant chocolate based havana. Christine will be mated with Zephyr Noddy Holder (havana agouti silvermane dumbo).
Expecting american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, and chocolate american cinnamon, some silvermane.

2019-RSN2: a second litter from Rosanna working towards american cinnamon essex. Zephyr Rosanna will be mated with a suitable essex buck from the Ellfin line.
Expecting black and agouti, some essex.


matings planned for later on in the year will include:

2019-MAR: a litter to test whether Schubert carries UK mink. Halcyon Lady Marmalade (UK cinnamon) will be mated with Symphony Schubert (black).
Hoping for only black and agouti.

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.

2019-FRE: a mating to further investigate Freckle's markings. Zephyr Jennifer Eckles (mottled silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Mushroom (black silvermane).
Expecting black, chocolate, possibly some american mink based and or buff based, some silvermane, and a slim chance of some mottled.

2019-DON: a litter in the silvermane line for increased silvering. Zephyr Donna Summer (chocolate) will be mated with Nimbus Mr. Brightside (chocolate american cinnamon silvermane).
Expecting chocolate, chocolate agouti, chocolate american mink, and chocolate american cinnamon, possibly some paler than normal, some silvermane.

2019-ANI: a litter in the silvermane line. Zephyr Annie Lennox (agouti silvermane) will be mated with Zephyr Elton John (chocolate silvermane).
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, and chocolate agouti, some silvermane.

2019-CHY: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Black Cherry (black) will be mated with either Zephyr Mr. Apples or Zephyr Mr. Wendal (both american cinnamon).
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.

2019-NIN: a litter for the american line. Zephyr Nina (american mink) will be mated with Zephyr James Dean (black).
Expecting black and american mink.