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***In an effort to be more efficient in answering adoption applications and emails I will be replying to all emails on the weekends. If you do not hear from me by Sunday evening please email me again and be sure something pertaining to rats is in the email subject. Thank you!****Update for 2011 - 2016 : I am entering a phase in my breeding program where I will be doing a couple of out crosses, bringing in new lines, and combining a couple of my current lines. This means that I will not be able to work with any breeders for a minimum of two years. If I have babies available to breeders I will inform those that have shown an interest in waiting until such a time. Otherwise, like I said, it will be a while before I will be working with any other breeders. *Special cases such as co-breedings and breeders who's lines I have that they would like offspring from will be the only exception to this.*
Welcome to the home of the Topi rats, located in Southwest Portland Oregon. My name is Kelsey and I have been breeding fancy rats since 2001. I was mentored in 1999 by Brenda Yarrow from Rivenwood Rattery, who passed away in late 2001 and will be dearly missed. She passed her breeding stock on to me in early 2001 when she first started getting ill and moved to Florida to help her health. She gave me my start, and I will always respect and miss her. I breed mainly marked rats in a variety of colors, but also breed the types known as Manx and Dwarf.
All the rats here have multiple generation pedigrees and do not present the lethal high white traits associated with lethal dominant spotting modifiers and SOX-10 as all the lines here have been proven safe and have been inbred and linebred for generations to make sure nothing is lurking around in there. This means NO megacolon! All it took was good breeding with a basic knowledge of markings genetics. Also great ethics play a huge part for me as a breeder. I will never sacrifice the health and integrity of my animals just to be able to say I have the first of something or to make a quick dollar. That is not what I'm about, I'm about the rats.
The rats here and I welcome you to our website, in an essence our virtual home . Depending on what you're visiting the site for will change your browsing options, unless you just want to go on a free for all on the site and look at EVERYTHING! Which I suggest, but I digress. If you are looking to add a new fluffy loving bundle of ratty joy to your home please see the Babies page for available babies and then check the Upcoming Litters page for litters that are on their way and may just have that special baby in it for you. If you are here for rat education, take a look at My Favorite Links and My Personal Rat Care page. Whatever your reason may be for being here, we welcome and thank you.
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