Topi Rats


Specializing in Healthy & Charming Fancy Rats for Pet and Show

               Rat Colors & Markings

These are the varieties of fancy rats that I have had in my home. With some base colors, coat types, and coat color mutations, they will quite often look very different as babies than they do as adults, as well as through out their life and different molts. I have put baby pics to adults for all the rats I can. I will continue adding as new colors and varieties come along. I will add markings soon.
 

Agouti Based Rats

Agouti

AFRMA Breed Standard "The color to be a rich chestnut with dark slate at the base of the hair. Coat is evenly ticked with black guard hairs. Belly color will be silver gray. Eye color is black."

Fawn (Red eyed dilute of agouti)

AFRMA Breed Standard "Color is a rich, golden orange, as deep as possible. Belly color will be of a slightly lighter shade. Eye color is dark ruby." 

 

American Blue Agouti

 

American blue agouti on the Left.

AFRMA Breed Standard "Color to be medium slate at the base of the hair with a yellow-tan band on top. Coat is evenly ticked with blue guard hairs. Belly color will be silver blue. Eye color is black."

Russian Blue Agouti

AFRMA Breed Standard - RUSSIAN BLUE AGOUTI - Color is dark steel blue at the base of the hair with a fawn band on top. Coat is evenly ticked with dark blue guard hairs. Belly color will be silvery blue. Eye color is black. [Standardized February 21, 2009]

Both Blues Compared

 

American blue agouti on the left, Russian blue agouti on the right.

Platinum Agouti (Russian Silver Agouti)

 

NFRS standard: A bright blend of pale grey ticking over a rich cream ground, with a distinct ice-blue hue. Undercolour pale blue down to skin. Belly colour pale silver. Feet pale grey. Eyes red to ruby. Strong blue or brownish tones a fault.

 

Cinnamon

AFRMA Breed Standard "Color is similar to agouti, except the color is a warm russet brown, with medium slate at the base of the hair. Coat is evenly ticked with chocolate. Belly color to be as agouti, but of a lighter shade. Eye color is ruby or black."

Cinnamon Pearl

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AFRMA Breed Standard "Coat to consist of three bands of color from the base up – cream, blue, orange, with silver guard hairs, to give an overall golden appearance with a silver sheen. Belly color pale silver gray. Eyes black."

Australian Cinnamon (aka Aussie Cin)

AU cinnamon juvenile coat color                                                    AU cinnamon adult coat color

US agouti, US cinnamon, AU cinnamon (juvenile coat)

From NSW - Cinnamon

Eyes: Black

General: The rat is to be a warm russet brown colour, with a grey undercoat and black

guard hairs. The belly is to be a light silver grey.

 

 

Black Based Colors/ Non-Agouti

Black

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AFRMA Breed Standard "Color is a good solid black throughout, showing no rustiness or white hairs. Eye color is black."


Beige

 

 

 From the AFRMA "BEIGE - "Color is a warm grayish-tan, not too dark. Eye color is dark ruby."

Champagne

 

NFRS Standard: To be an evenly warm beige, with no suggestion of dullness or greyness. Eyes red.

 

Mink

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AFRMA Breed Standard "To be an even mid gray-brown devoid of dinginess, silvering or patches, and having a distinct bluish sheen. Foot color to match top color. Eyes black."


Lilac

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From the AFRMA - LILAC - Color is a medium dove gray, evenly mixed with brown, not too dark. Eye color is ruby or black.

Pearl / Pearl Merle

From the AFRMA - PEARL - To be palest silver, shading to creamish undercolor. Each hair to be delicately tipped with gray evenly over the whole animal. Belly fur pale silver gray. Foot color to match top. Eyes black. (English N.F.R.S.)

      MERLE - Merle rats may be shown in any recognized color. The unique feature is a pattern of dark splash-spots distributed evenly throughout the entire lighter background color so as to resemble a merle dog. The splash-spots should be numerous and distinct. Splash-spots will be less prominent on a non-silvered background color. Eye color to correspond to the body color. [Standardized May 11, 1996]

Russian Blue

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AFRMA Breed Standard "Color to be similar to the blue mice or blue cats, a very dark slate blue color with dark ticking throughout. Eyes black."


American Blue

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AFRMA Breed Standard "Color is a slate blue, as dark as possible showing no brown patches or silvering. Eye color is dark ruby or black." 

Russian Silver

RSA (provisional) "Color: To be a pale blue-gray. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Color to be level throughout. Belly color to match top. Undercolor to be as pale as possible. Brown, yellow or pinky tinges to be faulted. Eye Color: Black."


Shaded Varieties

Seal Point Siamese (Red Eyed)

From the AFRMA - SEAL POINT SIAMESE - Body color to be medium beige gradually and evenly shaded over saddle and hindquarters towards the belly, being darkest at base of tail. Tail color to extend down the length of the tail. Belly to be light beige. Points to be rich dark sepia and to shade evenly into the body color. Eyes red or light ruby. Seal Point Siamese to be shown only in AOCP class. 

 

Seal Point Himalayan

NFRS Standard: Body colour to be white, free from stains and even throughout, with points a rich dark sepia. Eyes red or black. Note – Colour areas: 1. face – not to extend upwards from eyes. 2. ears – not to extend downwards from the base. 3. forelegs – not to extend upwards beyond the elbows. 4. hind legs – not to extend upwards beyond the ankle. 5. tail – not to extend beyond the tail root. 6. feet – to be solid colour throughout, devoid of any white. 

 

Albino (aka Pink-Eyed White)

 

PINK-EYED WHITE - Color is a pure clean white, free from ivory, cream, or beige tint. Eye color is pink but appears red.

 

Ivory

NFRS Standard: Body colour to be very pale creamy white all over with no odd coloured hairs or patches. Ears and tail to be pink. Eyes black. 

 

Burmese

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From the AFRMA - BURMESE - To be an even, rich mid-brown, devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches, with darker points of the same shade. There is to be a strong contrast between the points and body colour. Eyes black. (English N.F.R.S.) Burmese to be shown only in AOCP class. [Standardized February 21, 2009]

Russian Blue Burmese

 

From the AFRMA - RUSSIAN BLUE BURMESE - Body color 20, feet 10, tail 10, nose and ears 10
To be a warm, mid-grey with blue tones, devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches, with distinctly darker points of the same shade. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Eyes black or very dark ruby. (English, N.F.R.S.). Russian Blue Burmese to be shown only in AOCP class. (Russian Blue plus Burmese).

[Accepted into Unstandardized 9-19-09]

 

Sable Burmese

From the AFRMA - SABLE BURMESE - To be a warm dark otter brown with subtle darker points on the feet, tail, face, and ears. Devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches. Contrast between points and body colour not to be overstated. Any suggestion of black in the points to be penalised. Eyes black. (English, N.F.R.S.) Sable Burmese to be shown only in AOCP class.

[Accepted into Unstandardized 9-19-09]

Wheaten (Agouti) Burmese

 

From the AFRMA - AGOUTI BURMESE - Body color to be a warm brown, not too dark or too red, similar to Cinnamon, with a light gray-brown at the base of the hair. Coat is evenly ticked with medium brown guard hairs. Belly color to be light silvery brown. Points to be distinctly darker than body color with shading at the base of the tail. Eyes black. Agouti Burmese to be shown only in AOCP class. a.k.a. Wheaten Burmese in the N.F.R.S. (Agouti plus Burmese).

[Accepted into Unstandardized 2-9-08]

Sable Wheaten (Agouti) Burmese

Still looking for standards for this variety.

 

Burmese Comparisons

 

     Burmese, sable burmese, black.                         Agouti, wheaten burmese, siamese, burmese, sable burmese.

 

Black Eyed Siamese

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RSA Breed Standard "Body color to be 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 color to extend down the length of the tail. Belly to be light beige. Points to be as dark as possible and shade evenly into the body color. Eyes black. Seal Point Siamese: body color to be a medium beige gradually and evenly shaded over saddle and hindquarters towards the belly, being the darkest at base of tail. Points to be a rich, dark sepia and to shade evenly into the body color."

 

Russian Blue Point Black Eyed Siamese

 

From the AFRMA -  RUSSIAN BLUE POINT SIAMESE - Body color to be ivory with a deep gray cast (the darker the better) gradually and evenly shaded over the saddle and hindquarters towards the belly, being darkest at the base of the tail. The points (nose, ears, feet, tail, and tail-root) to be a dark gray-blue. They should not have a definite or distinct line of demarcation but rather a toning or merging with the remainder of the coat. There should be no white hairs, blotches, streaks, or mealiness of the color. Eyes red or ruby (unless of the black eyed variety). Russian Blue Point Siamese to be shown only in AOCP class. [Standardized November 1, 2003] 

 

Black Eyed Himalayan

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NFRS Breed Standard -"Body colour to be white with beige points on the nose, feet and root of the tail. Beige shading not to extend above the eyes on the face, beyond the elbow on the forelegs or beyond the hocks on the hindlegs. Ears and tail to be lightly pigmented. Eyes Black."

Aurora's / Chinchillated Colors

Chinchilla

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Visit the RMFE standards for more information on the Aurora variety : http://rodentfancy.com/pets/?s=rat-standards-08

Manx/Tailless

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AFRMA Breed Standard "Tailless rats may be shown in any recognized color, marking, or variety. The distinct feature is the complete absence of a tail. Tailless rats may have a cobbier body and will have a rounded rump."


Odd-Eye

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                                                                                                                                                         (He is a double odd-eye)

AFRMA Breed Standard "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 discretion and may be in a recognized or unrecognized pattern."