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Meet the Babies!

Filed under: Mainely Rat Rescue,Rats! — folkcat at 6:25 pm on Thursday, January 8, 2009

The kids are growing! They have fur enough now that we can identify their colors and markings.

Here are the boys:

All handsome, strapping, beige hoodeds.

And here are the girls:

You’ll notice the girl on the left is a different color than the others. The three on the right are beige hooded like their brothers, but the girl on the left is platinum-colored! She’s also hooded, but her colored fur is a soft, shiny silvery-gray.

Now, ideally, if these kids were true hoodeds they’d have a solid color stripe extending from the hood and down their back to the tail. If they were the variation known as “variegated”, they’d have the hoods with spots evenly distributed all over their backs.

We’re going to call them hooded anyhow, since the spots they have are mostly along the line where the stripe would be.

I had originally thought a couple of these babies would be bareback – hood, but no markings on the back. Turns out their spots were just lighter, and took a little longer to show. Especially the platinum girl!

Okay, so we’ve got easily identifiable babies – how about names? A great big No-Prize goes to Carol, who guessed “Champagne, Flute, and Bubbly” as possible names. While only one of those is actually being used, the theme is correct – sparkling wines! Perfect for a New Year’s Celebration.

Without further ado, then, allow me to introduce Brynn’s Babies!

The Boys


Dom, a beige hooded. Dom has a mostly bare back, but a pair of spots high under the hood add distinction.


Asti, beige hooded. A small series of spots run in a thin archipelago down his back from the hood.


Korbel, beige hooded. He has larger spots – I can’t quite tell if there’s just one big one, or three. At the top of the spots, there’s also a little notch of white extending into his hood.


Tattinger, beige hooded. One big spot on his back.

The Girls


Champagne, platinum hooded. Champagne has a large crescent-shaped spot high on her back, and seems to be developing a couple of other small ones below it.


Clairette, beige hooded. Clairette has several small spots on her back, but the most distinctive is the large one shaped like a maple leaf that points at her tail.


Perignon, beige hooded. Perignon has a series of beige spots on her back, and a little notch of white in the center back of her hood.


Chardonnay, beige hooded. While the wine known as Chardonnay is not normally sparkling, the Chardonnay variety of grapes is one used to make sparkling wines. Chardonnay has a couple of small spots on her back, and the bottom edge of her hood has a v-shaped indentation.

Whew! That’s a lot of photos and a lot of blogging. I need to go rest now, I’m still getting over some sort of bug. Enjoy!

3 Comments

Comment by sara

January 8, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

They are all too cute…

Comment by Carol

January 9, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

Wow! The baby fur is very shiny!

Comment by Valerie in San Diego

January 10, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

Love the ‘bubbly’ names! They are darling and so pretty. Get well soon!

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