Thanks for visiting our page! We are a brand new rattery and our still establishing ourselves and our lines, as such we apologize but we will not have any kittens for adoptions until later in 2021. We thank you for coming by and encourage you to look around and check out our info pages while we continue to develop our lines. We aim to provide with ample information on from ownership to genetics, and if you’re new to the rat world I recommend heading over to our basic info page to get started. Whether you get a rat from us or any other place we want to make sure you have to information available to you that you might need to give you and your new pet the best life together possible!
Did you know that the colors Blue and Russian Blue are actually two different distinct loci in a rats genome? We focus a lot on the Blue and Russian Blue colorings here, aiming to build two distinct lines absent of the other for a pure genetic base to create a rainbow of beautiful Blue, Russian blue and other combinations including these and other colors. Don’t worry though, while we may breed a lot of blues you can expect to see many other colors in our rats as well.
Martens [Red-Eyed Devils]
The stunning red-eyed Marten comes from Holland, and is similar to Albino, Siamese and Himalayan rats. In fact they are all a different alleles on the same locus, which causes certain losses in pigmentation. In this case it results in a darker coated or marbled rat with red eyes. We are hopeful to build an amazing line of Martens, and look forward to finding them great homes in the future.
Not all rats have a standard short sleek coat, there are actually many varieties and at BBR we look to have a variety of Velveteen and Harley. These two genes give varying degrees of curl, fluff and length. We also will be specializing in the Silvermane gene and you can expect many of our litters to contain these beautiful rats with a gleaming white tip to each hair.
A Source of Information
Beyond breeding great pets, we also believe in helping people find the knowledge they need to take care of and understand their new furry friends. We are slowly building up a source of information for you to find anything you might want to know about rats from basic care, cages and toys to the many different varieties of rats and what makes them unique. While this area grows, please let us know of anything you think we should include. Find out more by checking under the ‘All About Rats’ menu!