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"Miss January"
« on: December 26, 2007, 12:37:46 PM »
The Rat Genome Database chose Alanya to be in their Year of the Rat calendar. She is the only non lab rat in the calendar and was chosen for her unusual spontaneous marking mutation. I am just so proud of her. I got my copies in the mail on Monday and I wanted to share!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007, 12:44:07 PM »
She is just such a gorgeous girl!  Congrats to the young urban ratty girl on the go!   :thumbsup2:

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PS Have you bred her to see if the marking mutation is passed on or is hers some sort of teratogenic non-genetic coat mutation?  Whatever, she's gorgeous.. LOVE it! =)


ETA I see you have bred her =)  Are you getting anything like her from the F2?  Really neat colours! Reminds me a lot of coat colours you get in cats, blue-cream/tortoiseshell etc... 
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 12:47:49 PM »
Oooh, I want the festively candy-colored rat!

She's adorable.  I bet she's the prettiest girl in the calendar!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 01:12:56 PM »

PS Have you bred her to see if the marking mutation is passed on or is hers some sort of teratogenic non-genetic coat mutation?  Whatever, she's gorgeous.. LOVE it! =)


ETA I see you have bred her =)  Are you getting anything like her from the F2?  Really neat colours! Reminds me a lot of coat colours you get in cats, blue-cream/tortoiseshell etc... 


She needed to be bred to a son, but our breedable male offspring from her came to late. We have seen some splotching in the offspring and F2 generation. But nothing as remarkable as Alanya.
We will be able to proceed with  an offspring breeding (brother/sister) soon. That may give us the coat mutation. So far offspring have only been bred back to Jace.

Her and Jace's (sire/mate) karyotypes are archived now via the molecular genetics department at RADIL, which is kinda cool. She is a wonderful girl. She is very calm and sweet. She is a long and sturdy female. Her non-pregnant weight is  15.8 ounces.

Here are a few more photos of Alanya. She was only a few months old in the calander shot.

A young Alanya




All grown up!


A pregnant Alanya and a Mom pic (with  a little leech!)



Alanya (pregnant) with Jace (sire/mate)


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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 02:25:05 PM »
She's so pretty. I love her markings. I don't think I've ever seen a rat with such unusual markings.

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2007, 02:31:25 PM »
Your rats have the most lovely faces/expressions- photographs are always outstanding Bella. I noticed that about our Tedy- it is difficult to take a bad photo of him :)

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2007, 02:39:25 PM »
First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOW! She is GORGEOUS!!!  :o :shocked2: Her mate is extremely handsome, too. What a cute couple! Do you have pictures of the babies?  :hyper:


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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007, 02:41:58 PM »
Miss January is beautiful!  What a neat calendar!  The photos are just fantastic.  :BlueDumboSmile:

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007, 03:46:45 PM »
Hip hip hooray for Alanya!

I hope your daughter/son pairing produces more Alanyas- the world needs them!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007, 03:52:23 PM »
Your rats have the most lovely faces/expressions- photographs are always outstanding Bella. I noticed that about our Tedy- it is difficult to take a bad photo of him :)

Thanks Paula!
  Tedy is from the Am. Mink/Am. Blue line. They are really cute ratties. Much nicer ears than the Russian Blue/Burmese line that Alanya and Jace are from.
  I love them all though!

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 04:57:42 PM »
Wow! Congratulations! That's terrific you got her in the genome calendar and you have her karyotypes on record. We'll forever be able to trace her offspring! When you say Jace is the mate/sire, do you also mean he is her sire, or that he's the sire of the litter?

Now when are you going to submit her picture for the Rats Rule calendar? Hmmm???  :poke:
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2007, 05:58:41 PM »
When you say Jace is the mate/sire, do you also mean he is her sire, or that he's the sire of the litter?

Both. He is her daddy and her bebes daddy too. Not everyone understands, but inbreeding is an important aspect of breeding rats (as are line breeding and out-crossing).

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Now when are you going to submit her picture for the Rats Rule calendar? Hmmm???  :poke:

I would love to! When? How? Send me a PM. I also have a Jace Christmas portrait that I forgot to post here this month.... And there is that nice Alanya Valentine photo .....
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 06:41:32 PM »
She's beautiful! Like everyone else has said, I love the markings.  ;)

You should definatley send in a photo of her. (For the 2009 Calendar)

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2007, 07:15:37 PM »
Calendar submissions are usually open in July and August. It's the first item when you come to the forum home page. Here's a link. I'll try to remember to remind you when the time comes (although I missed the voting this year).

And for pete's sake, go ahead and post Jace's christmas portrait. It's never too late for good pictures!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2007, 08:07:54 PM »
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And for pete's sake, go ahead and post Jace's christmas portrait.



He loved his little Christmas house so much that I recorded a boggling video during his photo shoot and put it up on youtube!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MBwC5vUhy4w
(By the way thats an almond in front of him n the video!)

Here is Jace's Christmas portrait, as requested ......

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2007, 08:13:11 PM »
**thud**
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2007, 09:41:35 PM »
Very cool that Alanya made the calendar! 

And I adore that Jace video.  All your rats are so photogenic...  I've still not had any luck in getting good pics of my girls.  They refuse to stand still!  It's going to be time for their spays soon, I'll have to have you get some pics of them before they go under the knife...  ;)

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2007, 10:11:24 PM »
All your rats are so photogenic...  I've still not had any luck in getting good pics of my girls. 

Ahhh come on, Mary!
They are genetically photogenic! Its bred into them.  ;) 
Is your Alanya baby as sweet as her mom?
Let e know when you want their portraits done.
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 08:54:57 AM »
Yes, but genetically photogenic does not make up for a crappy camera!  LOL 

We're figuring on doing their spays as soon as the tax money comes in, which is usually right around the first of February.  Gonna call Dr. Mac, and have him do them, since it's cheaper to drive up there than it is to have any of our vets do it locally...  How sick is that?

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2007, 07:00:06 PM »
My little girl Burmeeece is a daughter of Jace and Alanya.

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2007, 07:16:36 PM »
thud!! I thinks one of my new fav colors is burmese.. gorgeous!! Any more of those coming around Rat Camp time Bella??? :wave2:

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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2007, 07:35:24 PM »
swoon   **thud**
What a gorgeous girl! I want to move to Florida just to be near these rats!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2008, 02:57:13 PM »
thud!! I thinks one of my new fav colors is burmese.. gorgeous!! Any more of those coming around Rat Camp time Bella??? :wave2:

Possibly Paula! LOL

We still have a few more months to plan. There will be another Mink/blue line breeding by then, possibly a blue dalmatian breeding, and likely a russian blue breeding from the foundation line.

My current Burmese litter that is on the site is so tiny! Only four pups from Jace and Jayla. there are three Burmese in the litter and a Siamese. Those are some FAT babies, I do need to get baby photos up!

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PS. Scout ... bring it on! You would love Florida. It is very ratty here!
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Re: "Miss January"
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2008, 03:10:41 PM »
Wow! Very pretty and unusual markings! Congrats on the calendar inclusion.

Mike