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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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do you guys really have all this variety?

can you really get these different types of rat in america? are they recognised or are they just what this person thinks is different things?

is it like a special breeder thing?

http://www.ratspacnw.org/varieties.htm


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Those are all recognized, I believe, but don't quote me on that since I don't show or breed rats.

The more "fancy" varieties are going to be harder to find than a hooded rat or something but some of those I do see at stores (like hairless, dumbo, and rex). If you're looking for a specific type of rat, a breeder is your best bet .




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i'm from an island in the uk where i'm one of three houses that keeps rats. it surprised me that there was that many different coat types.


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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 06:35 PM
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I have had all of those except for Satins, Tailless (Manx), Harley and Dwarfs as those are much more likely to be found with a good breeder. All my rats came from rescue too.

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Also some of those varieties are few and far between. I know Harley coats are relatively new and some people don't even recognize them as being a different coat type.
Sometimes it can be harder to find a good manx breeder because people will actually dock the tails of standard rats and call them manx.

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poor rats. i don't think anyone in the uk has heard of them, well owned them. it's all rex, hairless, dumbo and top ear over here. maybe someone should bring over some different coat types


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Have you tried looked for the different varieties?

Also you could check out www.ratsrule.com and ask on there if anyone knows any breeders of those types of rats in the UK. You might get lucky and there might be someone on there who knows where to get them from.

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I have a double rex and a velveteen along with two standard coats at the moment. The double rex has Himalayan markings and dumbo ears, so when people ask what kind of rats I have I tell them he's a "double rex Himalayan dumbo" and they look really confused.

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Ooh I like those ones with the long hair and I am wondering the difference between a mouse and dwarf rat, they look the same to me??


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Have you tried looked for the different varieties?

Also you could check out www.ratsrule.com and ask on there if anyone knows any breeders of those types of rats in the UK. You might get lucky and there might be someone on there who knows where to get them from.
The actual forum is here

http://www.goosemoose.com/component/...,118/forum,rat

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Dwarf rats info here

http://www.serendipityrats.com/DwarfRats.html

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Spaz it's easier to type out ratsrule.com

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Thanks! They are cute! Mini rats lol


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Spaz it's easier to type out ratsrule.com
ratsrule is just the website that has the forum link on it, someone might've got confused. LOL

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Yes.Those varities are all recognized.
They are called varieties,not "breeds" since they all belong to the same family!




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