The Bobbles

This litter was a real nail-biter! Velma had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and then a bit of a rough delivery on June 8. She gave birth to 10 babies, one of whom passed shortly after delivery, but afterwards was not interested in mothering or nursing the pups. Luckily, Little Whiskers Rattery of Washington, a sister rattery in Lacey, had the marvelous Beans who became a mother just days before Velma and who had plenty of motherly love and milk to spare. We took a wild car ride south that very evening to get the Bobbles tucked in with their foster family. Sadly, we lost the runt, but the remaining eight - four boys and four girls - are doing fantastically well and growing big and plump under Beans' care. Velma has fully recovered and has been retired from our breeding program to simply be the queen of her cage group as always here. More photos and information will be forthcoming from Renee at Little Whiskers. These babies should be perfectly fine and healthy and be ready for new homes in late July. In the tradition of boxer and culinary entrepreneur George Foreman, all babies will be named for famous Bobs: Bob Ross, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bob the Drag Queen...

We have photos! All photos posted below were taken by and copyright to Renee Page of Little Whiskers Rattery of Washington.

The whole family at 12 days old

Renee pulled off the ultimate baby rat photo stunt: getting them to stay still for a second in groups!

Look at those itty bitty teeth!!!

Coat types are not yet set in stone. I will know for sure in another week or so who might be Harley or Harvel.

The Girls

ROUS Bob the Drag Queen • Russian Dove Berkshire Velveteen Dumbo

ROUS Bob Dylan • Russian Cinnamon Smooth Coat Dumbo • Adopted Yates Family

ROUS Bob Hope • Russian Dove Smooth Coat Dumbo • Adopted Yates Family

ROUS Bob Marley • Russian Dove Velveteen American Irish Dumbo • Adopted Little Whiskers Rattery of Washington

ROUS Bob Ross • Russian Dove Velvetee Dumbo

ROUS Bobbi Gentry • Russian Dove Harley Dumbo • Keeping

ROUS Greyfriars Bobby • Russian Cinnamon Velveteen Dumbo

The Boy

ROUS J. R. "Bob" Dobbs • Russian Cinnamon Velveteen Dumbo • Keeping

Parents Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents
Dove Self Dumbo Harley Coat
ROUS Dr. Praetorius
Mink Point Siamese Harley Coat
ROUS Quentin TOPI Turtle
Mink American Irish Dumbo Harley Coat
RMIS Thisbe
Dove American Irish Velveteen
ROUS Aschenputtel
Russian Blue Hooded HarVel
Dove Irish Harley Velveteen
ROUS Gretyl
Russian Blue American Irish
SIN Bandette
Russian Blue Blazed Berkshire Velveteen
RMIS Balloo
Russian Blue Self Dumbo
RMIS Twitch
Black Self Dumbo
RMIS Xantus
Russian Blue Burmese Dumbo
ROUS Evelyn
Russian Blue Berkshire Harvel
TOPI Turtle
Mink American Irish Dumbo Harley Coat
RMIS Thisbe
Dove American Irish Velveteen
DIVA Velma Dinkley
Russian Cinnamon Berkshire Dumbo Velveteen
Russian Cinnamon Berkshire Dumbo
ROUS Kolacz
Russian Cinnamon Collared Dumbo Rex
SITH Wellington
Black Berkshire Dumbo Rex
PNZY Judy Blume
Russian Agouti Blaze Dalmatian Dumbo
RMIS Amythest
Dove Irish Dumbo Harley Coat
ROUS Rumplestiltskin
Russian Blue American Irish Velveteen
ROUS Queenie
Mink Irish Dumbo
Russian Cinnamon Hooded Dumbo Velveteen
ROUS Wombat
Russian Blue Dumbo
ROUS Quentin
ROUS Aschenputtel
Russian Blue Hooded HarVel
Produced using Breeders Assistant for Rats software (tel: +44 1223 514074), Standard Edition licensed to Lynn Rosskamp.

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