Ray x Thelonius (Baby Watch)
Ray has really plumped up these last few days and has started her nesting behaviors. Her belly is huge, so I'm expecting a pretty size-able litter. I'm told her sisters have all produced litters of around 16 with the breeders who took them. This litter will be dumbo with a mixture of Down-unders. There is a *potential* for some blue babies, but it would be a surprise to see it show as it's pretty buried.
Babies will be released from this pairing on a case by case, but most will likely be held back with me for observation and perpetuation of the line. This is an outcrossing litter as I was unable to get the male I wanted to use for her and was running out of time to breed Ray. This will be the only litter from Ray. After which she will retired with Gypsy and Spade. A daughter will be kept to pair back to Thelonious for my Down-under line, and siblings will be used to continue the variegated/blazed line.
*** UPDATE ** [Sept. 28th. 2018]
15 Healthy babies and 1 stillborn arrived to Ratnarok.
All Dumbo, all black eyes, all standard coats.
8 Females, 7 males
Temperament assessments begin Nov. 2nd and Take-home will begin Nov. 16th.
Hagen x Dagny Pairing
Hagen and Dagny are siblings. They come from the Ollivander x Fable pairing - Carry manx, blue, and dumbo. Dagny is starting to show! It's been two weeks and some change since their initial pairing so I'm pretty confident in saying that this is a baby bump in the making.
These two are gorgeous and I am insanely excited to see this litter!
Fable came from Alicia & Shanes rattery. They are no longer active. I will post updates once Dagny is closer to her due date.
**** UPDATE ****
14 healthy beans born 10/2/18
3 Dumbos (All female)
11 Standard ears
All black eyes.
Macca x Gaston
Macca is a Downunder and Gaston is a silvermane. They are 1/2 siblings. They carry for quite a few things, including Dwarf and Roan. They were only recently paired so I can't be sure it has taken just yet, but I will be keeping them together until I have a confirmed pregnancy in Maccas.
Both rats have a phenomenal temperament and I'm eager to see this passed to the offspring between them. Babies I do not keep will be offered to breeders first, then pet-only homes