- To obtain litter numbers, both parents must
be NARR registered as breedable prior to submitting the litter number
- Rats must be registered by the owner at
the time of registration. Transfer forms can only be submitted once
the rat has received a registration number.
- Prefix for litters can only be
assigned for members with registered prefixes.
- Rats with no known ancestors can not be
registered with a prefix. You may, however, attach a suffix. ex: Sunny
XXX or Sunny of XXX
- Registered rats must have a unique
name. No two rats in the registry will have the same exact name (this
includes prefix). XXX Sunny and XYZ Sunny are acceptable. Sunny and
Sunny I are acceptable.
- Breeders can choose whether rats are
breeding or pet only quality by selecting the Pet Only sex on
pet only rats will not be granted registration.
- Once registered, rat names cannot be
changed, this includes the addition or removal of a suffix.
- Terminology of registrations must be
from a recognized rat organization either as a standardized or
provisional term. NARR does not maintain standards, but consistency in
naming is a must in order for genetic combinations to reach across
- Forms must be filled out in their
entirety. If any information is requested on the form, but is unknown,
please indicate that right on the form. It is impossibly time consuming
to have to contact every person that leaves a piece of information off
of their form to see if the reason was because the information was
unknown or just forgotten.
Co-Breedings - NARR allows
breeders to conduct co-breedings where one or more breeders are listed as
the breeder of a particular rat or litter. The correct Co-breeder litter number
application must be used.
- The primary breeder is the owner of the
dam at the time of conception.
- Two prefixes can be given in the case of
a co-breeding such as XXX YYY Sunny in those cases the primary breeder
is XXX rattery and the co-breeder is YYY rattery. Both breeders must
be members with registered prefixes.
- Litter numbers will be assigned with the
prefix of the primary breeder.
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