NFRS 2018 NOVICE BREEDER OF THE YEAR. AWARDED STUD STATUS AUGUST 2018
The doe affectionately known as Earache (proper name; Ouzles Girl With The Ruined Ear) is sister to Ouzles Grand-Daughter of Kong, who was Ouzles 2nd Silver Champion - she was never able to enter Shows herself as she has a damaged right ear but she's a beauty - was mated to a Russian Silver Buck called Pluto at Marti Leimbach's Blue Apple Rattery.
The plan was that the mating would produce a litter of black babies each carrying British Blue and Russian Blue (the constituent parts of Russian Silver) and we would distil British Blue out in subsequent generations.
Little did we realise that Earache would also be carrying British Blue as a recessive gene that last manifest in her pedigree 9 years ago in a Powder Blue rat called Guido The Magnificent; Earache had 4 British Blue babies!!
This is Ouzles King Neptune, one of the 3 Generation #1 Bucks:
September and November 2019: Generation #2: 3 litters.
GoGo Plutonia had a litter of 11 on 29 Sept. We retained 2 BB does and 3 BB bucks.
Black Sugar #1 had a litter of 8, including Powder Blue, on 24 Nov.
Black Sugar #2 had a litter of 12 on 28 Nov.