Thanks in English
Special thanks to Hawthorn Rat Varieties – the best rat variety website I have seen so far and the one that inspired me to build this one. It is also one of the sources I used to collect information about the different varieties and their names.
Standards on this website were based on the standards of the British rat club the National Fancy Rat Society wherever possible. Sometimes the American Fancy Rat & Mouce Association was used as a source. Thanks to you both, you make me hope we will have a proper rat club in the Netherlands one day!
Several bits of information were gathered from “The Proper Care of Fancy Rats” by Nick Mays (1993), a wonderful book about rats as pets and the rat fancy as a whole! Another useful book was “Colour inheritance in small livestock” by Roy Robinson.