White fur, pink eyes – what can go wrong? The pink eyed rat is a true albino, one simple recessive gene that covers pretty much every other colour and marking, leaving pure white fur and bright pink eyes.
The main problem when breeding pink eyed whites isn’t to do with getting the right white fur, or the right pink eyes – it’s keeping them clean. A bright white rat with no potential for mismarkings will discolour and stain easily if not kept clean, and also once you’re on the show bench there are no flashy colours or markings to hide any faults under.
Genetics: Albino (cc).
NFRS standard: To be as white as possible, devoid of creamy tinge or staining. Eyes pink.