Litter BE-B-SMS-082817

Male A – Black Capped Dumbo – $25

Temperament – 8/10 – Does not fight being held, grooms my hands. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck.
Conformation – 7/10 – Feminine build, long face, square butt. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set). Overall conformation improvement – Equal to Parents


Male B – Black Variegated Dumbo – $25

Temperament – 8/10 – Does not fight being held, grooms my hands. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck
Conformation – 7/10 – Feminine build, long face, square butt, tubular shaped ears. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set). Overall conformation improvement – Equal to Parents


Male C – Black Dalmatian Dumbo -$20

Temperament – 7.5/10 – Does not fight being held, grooms my hands. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck. Camera Shy, does not like bright lights and sudden movements.
Conformation – 7/10 – Feminine build, small eyes, long face, square butt, tubular shaped ears. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set) Overall conformation improvement – Equal to Parents


Male D – Black Varieberk Dumbo – $25

Temperament – 8/10 – Does not fight being held, grooms my hands. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck
Conformation – 7/10 – Feminine build, small eyes, long face, square butt, folded ears. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set) Overall conformation improvement – Equal to Parents


Female A – Black Varieberk Dumbo
Bristle Coat – $25

Temperament 8/10 – Would rather explore than be held(common female behavior), but does not fight being held. Grooms my hand. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck.
Conformation 7/10 – long face, square butt. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set) Overall conformation improvement – Slightly improved from mother, equal to father
Bristle Coat: Bristle coat is slightly wavy, and becomes more curly as they age. In females, coat is softer than standard coat. Whiskers long and curled at tips.


Female B – Black Varieberk Dumbo – $20

Temperament 7.5/10 – Would rather explore than be held(common female behavior), but does not fight being held. Grooms my hand. Scruffs moderately well, but does not tuck. Camera Shy, does not like bright lights and sudden movements.
Conformation 7/10 – Small build, long face, square butt, heavily folded ears. May have smaller than desired eyes(due to dumbo ear set). Overall conformation improvement – Equal to Parents, aside from folded ear

 

Litter Pedigree

Overall thoughts on litter – Minor improvements on conformation from parents – eyes and ears need major improvements, overall body build seems to take from mother’s side. Temperament improved on father’s side(more personable), about equal to mother.
To my knowledge, line has not shown concerning dominance and has introduced without issues to new cagemates for over 3 generations. All animals should fit into new homes easily provided other animals in home have decent temperament.

Known Issues in Line:
Maternal Aggression: None
Male Dominance: Mild to Moderate on mother’s side, none on father’s side
Female Dominance: Mild to Moderate on Mother’s side, none on father’s side
Immunodeficiency: None
Respiratory issues: Average on both sides, sneezing reactive to environment and health of animal. Father’s GG Grandfather + Mother had RI for 2 weeks; cured naturally, no antibiotics needed. No known cases of RI on mother’s side.
Skin Issues: None.
Cancer/Tumors: Zero known cases of cancer or tumors on either side. Even elderly rats of 2yrs+ did not developed them.