Kaiju Stud is a small rattery aiming for healthy robust rats for pets primarily, and being up to showing standard as a secondary aim. I am registered with the NFRS.
I will be keeping the NFRS standards in mind, but for now, cementing the most important things in my lines first, namely health, lifespan and temperament are the main aims. I will be specialising in Lustrous, Lustrous rex, and probably a little dabble in Satin, Velvet and Recessive Rex coat types as I know they will probably pop up in mainly Russian based varieties and Black Eyed Siamese. However it is likely some other varieties such as British/Powder Blue, Mink, Black, Lavender etc will also pop up. I also breed a Chocolate Line, and also Chinchilla marked rats. From the NFRS standards.
To be recognised in any standard colour, remembering that the effect of the gene responsible is to lighten the top colour. The darkest area is along the spine, becoming less intense down the sides of the animal. The gradual fading of colour continues onto the belly which is off white, with no spotting of darker colour. When viewed from above, the fading effect should be symmetrical, having no clear demarcation. The fading effect also to be seen on the legs so that the feet are also off white. There should be no obvious patches of contrasting colour. Pied tails not to be penalised. A head spot or blaze is essential; this must be well defined, centrally placed on the forehead and symmetrical.
Russian Blue Agouti
A blend of dark blue ticking over a fawn ground. Heathering of the blue ticking is normal for this variety and is not a fault. Undercolour to be dark blue down to the skin. Foot colour to match top. Belly colour silver. A brown tinge to the ticking to be considered a fault. Eyes black.
A soft medium grey-blue with a metallic sheen. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be even, belly colour to match top. Under Color dark blue down to the skin. Eyes black.
No standard currently in the UK.
Top colour grey, caused by the intermingling of black guard hairs over a pearl white ground. The whole to give a sparkling appearance. Undercolour dark slate blue, intermediate portion pearl, tips black. All the underside to be white with a clear demarcation between top colour and belly. Head markings may be present or absent. Where present either a blaze or a spot to be acceptable.
Black eyed siamese
Body colour to medium beige, gradually and evenly shaded over saddle and hindquarters towards the belly, being darkest at the base of the tail. There should be no white or very pale areas anywhere on the body, feet or tail. Tail colour to extend down the length of the tail. Belly to be light beige. Points varying colours.
There is no recognised standard for this variety currently. Basically, Lustrous is visually a longer haired variety of rat, it can come in wavy and smooth forms. The wavy version is often dubbed ‘satin rex` but is nothing like rex. Under a microscope the hairs are quite unique, oily inside, and combined with the thinner, translucent shafts to the hair, that may be what gives them the greasy look that is disliked….by everybody bar me it seems!
The satin shall have a high sheen coat resulting in a satin like or metallic gloss. The colour may be that of any recognised variety. Satinization will appear to increase the intensity of any colour and this should be taken into account.
To be palest silver, shading to creamish undercolour. Each hair to be delicately tipped with grey evenly over the whole animal. Belly fur to be creamy silver. Foot colour to match top. Eyes black.