Rat Section

A Three Star Championship Show held under the rules of the National Fancy Rat and the Bradford Small Livestock Society Society, with approximately 150 Rats on exhibition.

Open to NFRS members only. Here is a list of some of the Rat varieties that could be on exhibition at the `Bradford` Premier Small Animal Show 2021 - so come along and see for yourself!

There are Eight Breed Sections: Self, Marked, Russian, Shaded, AOV, Rex, Dumbo and Guide Standard.

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Schedule and Entry Form

Download a Schedule

The National Fancy Rat Society websiteThe Governing Body

The following link will take you to the website of the National Fancy Rat Society, which includes details of how to join if you are interested in entering the show, as well as the Standards for the different breeds.

National Fancy Rat Society


The Breed Sections


Rats are of one solid colour on top, belly and sides

  • Pink Eyed White
  • Champagne
  • Buff
  • Platinum
  • Quicksilver
  • British Blue
  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Mink
  • Ivory


Rats are patched with a standard colour in combination with white in various patterns

  • Berkshire
  • Badger
  • Irish
  • Hooded
  • Variegated
  • Capped
  • Essex
  • Blazed Essex
  • Chinchilla
  • Squirrel
  • Roan
  • Striped Roan



Rats have a different dilute colour gene

  • Blue
  • Dove
  • Blue Agouti
  • Topaz



  • Argente Creme
  • Himalayan
  • Siamese
  • Blue Point Siamese
  • Burmese
  • Wheaten Burmese
  • Golden Himalayan
  • Marten
  • Silver Agouti


Any Other Variety

Rats not included in other sections

  • Cream
  • Topaz
  • Silver Fawn
  • Silver
  • Agouti
  • Cinnamon
  • British Blue Agouti
  • Lilac Agouti
  • Pearl
  • Cinnamon Pearl
  • Platinum Agouti


Rats have a curly coat and whiskers

  • Self
  • Marked
  • Russian
  • Shaded
  • Any Other Variety




Rats have ears set low on the side of their heads

  • Self
  • Marked
  • Russian
  • Shaded
  • Any Other Variety
  • Rex

Guide Standard

Rats with a guide standard

  • Cream Agouti
  • Golden Siamese
  • Lilac
  • Russian Dove Agouti
  • Russian Silver 
  • Russian Silver Agouti
  • Sable Burmese
  • Spotted Downunder