Presenting: RDPY Flashy's Tashie

RDPY Flashy's Tashie, a Charcoal Dalamtian, Rex Dumbo Rattie

Born On Description Personality/Temperament Health/Illnesses
03/19/04 Charcoal Gray
Split Capped
Dalmatian
Rex
Dumbo

Tashie, is much more outgoing than her mother Flashy. She is not the warm and cuddly type, but monkey-minded, curious and inquisitive. She isn't overly hyper though. She gets along well with other females and has proven to be a great mother herself. Protective but not mean or nippy. She just needs to know what you plan on doing with her babies. When she first had them, she pushed all the bedding up against the sides of the aquarium so no one could look in and see them or what she was doing. It was a couple of days before I had the heart to disturb her efforts to see how many she had.

As of 03/07/05: After Tashie was weaned from her babies her temperament has changed. She has become aggressive and mean. I don't know if its some kind of hormone malfunction or what. But she is not a nice rattie anymore, which is so sad. She is so cute.

I'm going to breed her one more time, hoping that her hormones may correct themselves again and she'll be back to normal. Also her children have been just great. They are nice ratties and her mother was sweet too. If she continues to be mean after this next litter I will retire her. I will also be monitoring her offspring, tracking their temperaments. If I see any other ratties from this line turning aggressive I will discontinue the line completely.

Special Breeders Note: I don't believe all temperament problems are related to genetics. I feel many of them are environmental and even physical or mental. Therefore, I don't automatically assume a whole line will have temperament problems just because one rat has shown those tendencies. Especially when she was fine before breeding her. Her brother Snuggles and Barrington haven't had any temperament issues. I'm breeding her back to her brother Snuggles. I will be watching to see if his temperament changes after he is used for breeding.

Currently Tashie's health is good. As of 03/07/05 her health continues to be excellent, though her moods are unstable.

UPDATE: 03/22/05, my theory about Tashie's temperament problems being hormonal are correct. She is pregnant and has returned to her normal friendly self. I just hope she stays that way after this litter.

UPDATE: 03/29/05 I found blood in Tashie's bedding on 03/26/05 and she was no longer pregnant, but she must have eaten her babies. None were found. I'm rebreeding her and will monitor her closely this time, and give her raw chicken livers as her birthing date nears, to discourage her eating the next litter. This is very odd for her, because she had an earlier litter without any cannibalism.

UPDATE: Tashie died on Feb. 15th 2006. She had gotten her foot caught in the bottom of the cage. I unhooked it and put her in a healing unit to recover. Upon examing her after her death I noticed she had a dark area on her belly that appeared to be pooled blood.

Pedigree of RDPY Flashy's Tashie

Description: Dumbo Rex, Split Capped/Dalmatian
Born On: 03/19/04
Sex: Female
Breeder: Rat Dippity Rattery
Parents Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents Great Great Great Grandparents
CRH Silver Streak of RDPY
Russian Blue Bareback W/Headspot, Rex, Dumbo Carrier
Lil' Guy of CRH
Lilac, Standard Coat Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
MAD Lickorish of RDPY
Black Berkshire Rex, Dumbo Carrier
SFR Cerberus
Black Veriberk Dumbo
RMG Sieko
Black Variegated Dumbo
MAR Moon Glow
American Blue Banded Dumbo
Khat's Oreo
Black Masked Dumbo
MR Kiera
Black Berkshire Dumbo
TRM Dexter
Seal Point Siamese Satin
LCR Daisy
Black Blazed Banded Dumbo
SFR Puff Cloud
Blue Irish Rex
Trenier Poppet
Powder Blue Variegated Rex
Unknown
Unknown
SFR Moonshine
American Blue Self
Andrea's Achilles
American Blue Self
SFR The Cozy Rat
Black Variberk
RH Flashy Girl of RDPY
Split Capped/Dalmatian, Rex, Dumbo Carrier
RH Pheazbie
Blue Blazed Variegated, Dumbo Carrier
Rouge's Baloo
Blue VariBerk Rex, Dumbo Carrier
Roughes' Speckles
Pearl Merle Self, Dumbo Carrier
Unknown
Unknown
Rouges' Velvet
Blue Rex Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
RH Ginger
Black VariBerk, Rex, Dumbo Carrier
RH Valient
Chocolate Blazed Bareback, Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
RH Clara
Blue Berkshire Patchwork Hairless, Top Ear
Unknown
Unknown
RH Zoey Blue
Split Capped, Dumbo Carrier
Name Unknown
Blue Split Capped, Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Name Unknown
Blue Dalmation, Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

Last Updated On: 02/15/2006
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