2009 Litters


ParentsDate of BirthDetails
PH Indy x PH Ophelia
1/4/09
Litter of 11. Black and russian blue as well as charcoal and dilute russian blue. Dumbo and standard ears in various markings. Offspring not bred here due to Ophelia's relationhip to the family of rats with a high incidence of tumors.

RRLM Cricket of PH x PH Sienna
1/4/09
Litter of 10; red-eyed siamese and wheaten burmese in standard and dumbo ears and standard and dwarf sizes. Offspring not bred here due to unsocial temperament.

PH Stanley x PH Chanel
3/24/09
Litter of 12; black and russian blue, all standard eared. Rex and standard coat in various markings.

PH Bailey x PH Sterling
3/28/09
Litter of 10; double rex, rex, hairless, and standard coat. Wide variety of russian-blue based colors. Offspring not bred here due to Sterling's relationship to the line with a high incidence of tumors. Her relationship is distant to any rats with a tumor, but no relatives will be bred here.

SERR Bentley of PH x PH Bella Sera
3/28/09
Litter of 12 (one lost due to an injury) in black and russian blue in standard ears and coat; various markings. Offspring not bred here due to Bentley's severe hormonal aggression, which surfaced after being bred.

PH Chunky Monkey x PH Twilight
4/9/09
Litter of 10; agouti, russian blue, russian blue agouti, beige, and fawn. Hairless, rex, and standard coated rats. Offspring not bred here due to Monkey's's relationship to the line with a high incidence of tumors. His relationship is distant to any rats with a tumor, but no relatives will be bred here.

PH Hoover x PH Hailey
5/28/09
Litter of 10; agouti, russian blue agouti, black, and russian blue. Some rex and some dumbo. Offspring not bred here due to Hailey's relationship to the line with a high incidence of tumors. Her relationship is distant to any rats with a tumor, but no relatives will be bred here.
PH Jelly Belly x PH Ditto
7/8/09
Litter of 11; agouti, russian blue agouti, blue agouti, russian silver agouti, russian blue burmese, and russian silver burmese. Some dumbo. Offspring not bred here due to Ditto's relationship to the line with a high incidence of tumors.

PH Hoover x PH Lucy
7/18/09
Litter of 13; agouti, black, russian blue agouti, cinnamon, mink, russian cinnamon, and russian dove. All dumbo; standard, rex, and harley-rex coats.

PH Jolt x PH Violet
8/2/09
Litter of 7; agouti and russian blue agouti, all dumbo.

PH Double Trouble x CMMR Glitter
10/10/09
Litter of 14; Burmese (siamese and himilayan-based), siamese, himilayan. Some dumbo.

FHR PH Mr. Bright x PH Payday
10/26/09
Litter of 10; Black, siamese, mink, and mink-point siamese. All dumbo, half rex.

Comments

This year was a bit of a rollercoaster with ups and downs! I reached many of my goals and managed to pair up some exciting breedings that I'd been planning since I started breeding. By the end of the year, many of the rats from my first breedings have gotten older and some have passed away. Many aged gracefully, but others did not. At the end of the year, I made the decision to cease breeding one line of my rats (descendants of PH Amber) due to its fairly high incidence of tumors. This is a big blow to my breeding program since about half of my rats were descended from this line, but it's important to weed out any health issues. I also stopped breeding rats descending from RRLM Cricket - these rats were not as social/friendly with people as I would have liked, and that temperament was very difficult to change, so I stopped breeding his offspring.

Litters whose line has been ended have a line through their parents, and details about the reasoning.

My other lines of rats are doing wonderfully and I am very pleased. Since I've started breeding, I have seen huge improvements in overall type, consistency, and temperament.