Thank you all for your patience during our break, the rats thank you, and my sanity thanks you. We took the time to review our lines, we made the difficult decision to cut some of them for the time being. We will not be pursuing the Mask line due to temperament, we just don't have the extra space or time to work on this at this time. We may revisit in the future, but want to really concentrate on the lines we are keeping. Marble will be the other line that is not going to be bred due to Malocclusion rearing its ugly head in the foundation buck. We are very sad at this development, but again, we will probably look for more stable stock again in the future.
As promised pairings are taking place with the lines that we are excited about working with, which will mean BABIES in Mid-November. Here is what you can expect, although timing, as always, is under nature's purview.
First Round - Paired 10/5/2020:
Second Round - Estimated Pairing January 2021
Even though this looks like a lot, the resulting combinations are very complimentary genes, and will enable us to focus on fewer actual lines as we move forward. Stay tuned for updates over the next few weeks.
I hate to end on a sad note, but last week EVO lost an immense character in EVO Realgar 'Gar'. Typically found laying on his back being a lazy lard, we were never able to get him to make mini Odd Eye Martens. He ended up becoming a personal pet here at the rattery, and constant comedian. He delighted many and was a wonderful ambassador for the rattery. He will be truly missed. Here he is at his finest, in typical Gar fashion.