What are odd eyed rats?
ODD EYE – Odd-eye rats may be shown in any recognized color. The unique feature is one eye pink and one eye dark ruby or black. The markings, if any, to be judged at the judge’s discrection and may be in a recognized or unrecognized pattern. ( Karen Hauser/Karen’s Kritters)
How do you breed odd eyed rats?
It’s not exactly random. Odd eyes are usually caused by a white marking over the eye. So you can increase your chances by breeding rats with blazes and head markings.
How do you get a black eyed white rat?
Eyes black”. The true Black-Eyed White rat is really a rat in disguise. He is really a marked rat! The Black-Eyed White has been developed by breeding rats with markings on their heads/faces selectively so that there are no markings left, except where the marked pigment affects the eye colour.
How do I find rat breeders in my area?
To find a breeder near you, check the following:
- AFRMA Breeder’s List.
- Rat Breeder Directory.
- The Rat Fan Club – Rat Breeders (however, a lot of breeders listed are no longer breeding)
- AFRMA Links Page (for clubs near you)
- AFRMA Directory (included in membership)
Do white rats have pink eyes?
Their Eyes Aren’t Actually Pink, However Albino rats earn their name because they don’t have any pigment in their bodies, and that extends to their eyes, which don’t have a color. Their peepers get their pink hue because the light is bouncing off the blood vessels in their eyes.
What is a roan rat?
Roans are born solid coloured, but from the age of about 4-6 weeks they start to exhibit roaning. This is a steady increase in the number of white hairs intermingled with the solid colour, starting with the face, sides and tail root on the juvenile, then working its way up to the nape of the neck with the moult.
Can I have a pet rat?
Rats are very popular family pets. They are extremely intelligent, inquisitive, interactive, and social. Rats generally make good family pets but should never be left unsupervised with small children. Rats tend to be nocturnal but are active for periods during the day.
Are white rats rare?
Albino rats existed in the wild, to be sure, but they’re far more common today than in the past because their genetic mutation has specifically been targeted by breeders.
What is a Silvermane rat?
Silvermane is a coat type caused by a dominant gene. It has a silver appearance that is caused by the end of the hair shafts being translucent/empty. Silvermane also causes a dark mask on the muzzle.
How big do double rex rats get?
Quick Facts about Rex Rats
|Species Name:||Rattus norvegicus|
|Size:||9-11 inches, 1-2 pounds|
|Minimum Cage Size:||2 cubic feet per rat|