Standards – Standardized Colors

Standardized Colors

Non-Agouti Colors

Beige
Color: A warm tan.
Eye color: Dark Ruby
Genetics: a/a r/r

Black
Color: To be a deep solid black, devoid of browning or rusting.  Base fur is to be black to the skin; foot and belly color to match the top.
Faults: Patchiness or rusting.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: a/a

Black Eyed White
Color: Pure clean white without staining or creamy tinge.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: He/He

Blue
Color: To be between a deep steel blue and a pale blue.  Lighter shades have a pale silver base fur and underbelly.  Darker shades to have a belly color matching the top; color may be lighter at the skin.  Foot color to match the top.
Faults: Patchiness or rusting.
Eye color: Darker shades: Black.  Lighter shades: Dark Ruby or Black
Genetics: a/a g/g

Champagne
Color: To be a very light beige color with no sign of grayness; belly color to match top.
Eye color: Pink
Genetics: a/a p/p

Chocolate
Color: To be a deep rich chocolate, as even as possible, devoid of any dinginess.  Foot color to match top.
Faults: Patchiness.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: a/a b/b

Mink
Color: To be an even mid-gray brown, devoid of dinginess or rusting, having a distinct bluish sheen.  Belly color and foot color to match the top.
Faults: Uneven or light color.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: a/a m/m

Pearl
Color: To be the palest silver to cream undercolor.  Each hair to be delicately tipped with gray evenly over the whole animal.  Belly fur to be creamy silver.  Foot color to match top.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: a/a m/m Pe/pe

Pink Eyed White
Color: Pure clean white without staining or creamy tinge.
Eye color: Pink
Genetics: c/c

Platinum
Color: To be an even and bright shade of pale gray with a distinct ice-blue hue, with no suggestion of creamy, brownish or strong blue tones.  Belly color to match top.
Eye color: Red to Ruby
Genetics: a/a g/g m/m or a/a g/g r/r

Russian Blue
Color: Similar to Russian blue in cats.  A deep medium gray-blue with a metallic sheen.  Faint light speckling or a subtle ticking effect (heathering) and/or darker guard hairs throughout are usual for this variety and are not a fault.  Color to be even; belly color to match top.  Undercolor to be dark blue down to the skin.
Faults: Brownish coloration or color too light.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: a/a d/d

Russian Dove
Color: To be a warm pink gray.  Faint, light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault.  Color to be even throughout.  Not to be confused with platinum or lilac.  Belly color to match top; undercolor to be pale gray to the skin.
Eye color: Dark ruby or black
Genetics: a/a m/m d/d or a/a b/b d/d

Agouti Colors

Agouti
Color: Golden chestnut brown with dark gray to black base fur and black guard hair.  The line between the top color and belly color is to be sharp, devoid of irregularities and brindling.  Foot color to match the top, and belly color to be a silver gray.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: A/-

Blue Agouti 
Color: An even blend of blue and agouti ticking.  Undercolor to be blue down to the skin.  Belly color to be silver.  Foot color to match the top.
Faults: Uneven ticking causing the rat to appear either too blue or too brown.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: A/- g/g

Cinnamon
Color: To be a warm russet brown, evenly ticked with darker guard hairs.  Base fur mid-gray.  Belly fur as agouti, but of a lighter shade.  Foot color to match top.
Eye color: Ruby or black.
Genetics: A/- m/m

Fawn
Color: To be a rich, golden fawn evenly ticked with silver guard hairs.  Undercolor to be pale blue/gray carried down to the skin.  Belly fur to be silver.  Top color to be even and carried well down the sides with a clear differentiation between belly and top color.  Any tendency to sootiness r grayness of the top color to be penalized.
Eye color: Dark ruby.
Genetics: A/- r/r

Russian Blue Agouti
Color: An even blend of Russian blue and agouti ticking.  Undercolor to be Russian blue down to the skin.  Belly color to be silver.  Foot color to match top.
Faults: Uneven ticking causing the rat to appear either too blue (Russian blue) or too brown.
Eye color: Black
Genetics: A/- d/d