Marking

Turpin

Another fairly rare marked variety, this unusual combination of Essex and chinchillation is not often seen at shows, and it is even difficult to come across photos clearly showing the markings. It is not yet a standardised variety in the UK, and does not even appear as a new variety in any other countries as of yet.

NFRS standard: Marked rat with colour confined to defined areas of the face and a wide band of colour sprinkled in a wide band down the back. Face (similar to the roan) – two triangles of colour from the ears to points at the eyes. Triangles to meet between the ears. This colour and the colour along the back to be mixed with white to give the appearance of the colour being lightly sprinkled onto the white background. The colour on the back to be present in a wide band.