Welcome To Buckingham Blue Rattery
Thank you for visiting us at Buckingham Blue Rattery! We are located just south of the Cleveland, Ohio area. We are working hard on building our foundation lines which come from very reliable breeders around the Midwest and Eastern United States. Building our foundations from these amazing lines helps ensure we can give the best temperamented animals to our adopters. Due to this adoptions may be very limited per litter. We also aim to provide you with ample information from ownership to genetics. 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 the information available to give you and your pets the best life possible!
Did you know the colors Blue and Russian Blue are actually two different distinct mutations in a rats? We focus a lot on the Blue and Russian Blue colorings, aiming to build two distinct lines absent of the other for a pure genetic base. We are even in the process of testing an unrelated gene known as Midnight Blue as well. Don’t worry though, while we may breed a lot for blues you can still expect to see many other colors in our rats as well. You will find an array of color profiles from blues to silvers to oranges.
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 work with Bristle, Velveteen and Harley. These genes give varying degrees of curl, fluff, length and even texture. Specially when considering the Bristle mutation which is coarse and wiry. We also specialize 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 as well.
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. You can check out our ‘All About Rats’ menu to find information 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. Let us know of anything you think we should include as we grow our collection of articles. You can also check out our YouTube!