NFRS Stud Registration


NFRS Stud and Rattery Registration


What is a studname?
NFRS Stud Logo

A rattery that maintains a high standard of breeding can apply for stud registration with the NFRS when they have earned the required awards at relevant shows. Their rattery name is then referred to as a studname.

Remember that studnames can only be earned from showing merits, so not having a stud name does not mean that a rattery does not breed to a high standard; they may simply not be able to get to many shows.

How do I recognise a registered stud?

You can visit our full stud register by selecting the tab above. Only breeders who have earned their stud name are able to use the stud logo seen here, complete with their individual qualifying registration code.

What is the purpose of the Stud Registration Scheme?

The scheme is the only hallmark of quality breeding in Britain today. It promotes quality breeding to the NFRS standards of excellence, as well as encouraging competitive exhibition to maintain and drive up standards, and recognises breeders’ achievements at shows.

How do you earn a studname?

Earning a studname is based on fulfilling the following show requirements:

  • All wins must be earned under fully paid up NFRS championship/show judge
  • The individual(s) must be paid up NFRS member(s) to qualify for earning a studname and the rattery name already registered with the NFRS as part of the Novice scheme for at least one year. (For ratteries registering before 1st May 2007, the individual(s) must have been an NFRS member for at least one year.)
  • The rat (or rats) in question must be owned and bred by the individual from a dam (or dams) also owned and bred by the exhibitor and attain either of the following awards:
    1. NFRS Silver champion - 8 stars on 1 rat
    2. 2 x BIS/BOA/RBIS on one or two rats with two different judges – at least one win must be at a show where NFRS stars are awarded – the other may be at an NFRS affiliated club show providing the NFRS judge agrees in writing (or signs back of card) that the rat is of suitable quality. (The changeover officially takes place from 1st May 2007 but under grandfather rules, any exhibitor that has attained one of the required wins under the previous studname registration scheme requirements up to the 1st May 2007, can use this to count towards their studname registration.)
  • The application must be made to the EC along with supporting prize cards for the rat, the suggested stud name and a registration fee at the current rate.

How do I recognise a registered rattery?

From March 2007, the NFRS introduced the rattery registration scheme. Now, a rattery must have been a member with the club for one year before registering as a rattery. There are no other requirements, so it is important to remember that you are responsible for asking questions to your breeder, as the club cannot approve individuals’ breeding practices.

How do I register my rattery name?

Please note – you must have been a member of the NFRS for at least one year in order to register a rattery name.

To register a rattery, please fill in the below form, and send it to the Membership Co-ordinator [at membership@nfrs.org] along with the registration fee. This is a one-off payment, so once you have registered, your rattery name will remain on the rattery registration fee as long as your membership is current. You can check which names have been used before by looking at our full list of used names, found [here (PDF)].

What is the etiquette for rattery and stud name registration?

  • A rattery or stud is defined as a collection of animals kept and bred at one location.
  • No more than one rattery name or studname per membership can be registered, i.e. not possible to register two rattery names or stud names on one membership.
  • Any multiple memberships per rattery name or studname must reside under the same roof.
  • Custody of registered rattery names or studnames remains with the partner who registered or earned it, or refer to committee where dispute.
  • Registered ratteries and studs will be listed on the NFRS website and regularly in Pro-Rat-a.
  • The registered name shall be used as a prefix on family trees/birth certificates of rats bred by a registered rattery or stud. A suffix can be used to show the location of the rat if it is not owned by the breeder, i.e. Aardvark Fred at Abc.
  • All breeders wishing to be listed on the NFRS Breeders’ List must be registered as ratteries or studs, although it is not compulsory for registered ratteries or studs to be listed on the breeders’ list.
  • Ratteries must enter their rats at shows under their given name, not their rattery name. Only registered studnames can have their studname written on prizecards.
What is the Novice Award?

The novice award is aimed at registered ratteries who have not yet earned their studname. There is a Best Novice award/rosette attainable at each NFRS show (or show where NFRS stars are awarded). Points are calculated annually, and the breeder who has earned the most novice points throughout the year will be awarded the Novice Trophy at the AGM. To be eligible for the novice award at a show, the rat must be bred by and in the possession of the exhibitor at the time of entry. The rat must have lived with the breeder since birth.

If an exhibitor gains their studname during the year, the novice points will count up until the time the studname is awarded, when the exhibitor is no longer eligible to enter as a novice.


Current NFRS Registered Studs


Rivendell 1978
Ann Storey
1978
1978-01
Halcyon 1994
Lisa Irvine
1994
1994-01
Sherwood Forest 1996
Val Brown
1996
1996-01
Kropotkin 1996
Veronica Simmons
1996
1996-02
Adelphe 1996
Fiona Barker
1996
1996-03
Flaxholme 1978
Sheila Sowter
1997
1997-02
Milo 1999
Sarah Stevens
1999
1999-01
Rowangate 1999
Lian O'Sullivan
1999
1999-03
Alpha Centauri 2001
Estelle Sandford
2001
2001-01
Tennyson 2002
Sandra & Graham Mobbs
2002
2002-01
Epiphany 2003
Joanna Pierra
2003
2003-01
Rattenfänger 2003
Colin Arundel
2003
2003-04
Thornvalley 2003
Tracy Winters
2003
2003-05
Valhalla 2003
Julie Oliver
2003
2003-06
New World 200
Deb Mallett & Edwin Reay
2005
2005-01
Ratty Rascals 2005
Clare Allen-Holmes
2005
2005-03
Tenaran 2006
Kath & Jon Morgan
2006
3006-02
Swiftvalley 2006
Lisa Clarke
2006
2006-05
Ratoon 2007
Lizzi Pemberton
2007
2007-01
Tenebrae 2008
Doug Connor
2008
2008-01
Mackison 2008
Neill Clarke
2008
2008-02
Comis 2008
Michele Quarry
2008
2008-04
Topthorne 2008
Holly Storey-Smith
2008
2008-05
Symphony 2009
Rackie Powell
2009
2009-02
Stillyrats 2010
Janette Rogers
2010
2010-01
Yabba Dabba Doo 2010
Ellie Cadman
2010
2010-03
Aquarius 2010
Phil Neate
2010
2010-04
Campion 2010
Vicki Morley
2010
2010-05
Elkwood 2011
Natasha Klus
2011
2011-01
Ionian 2011
Tanya Rawlinson
2011
2011-02
Brandywine 2011
Annette Rand
2011
2011-04
Hawthorn 2012
toyah Leitch
2012
2012-01
Zephyr 2012
Mary Giles
2012
2012-03
Zappa 2012
Fiona Coull
2012
2012-04
Endeavour 2013
Jannine Taylor
2013
2013-01
Lilliput 2013
Lilly Hoyland
2013
2013-02
Rattray 2013
Kate & Kevin Rattray
2013
2013-05
Callisto 2013
Katie van Zyl
2013
2013-08
Lovecraft 2013
Lisa Maurin
2013
2013-09
Shatterlings 2014
Ellie Goddard
2014
2014-01
Warrensark 2014
Jayne Warren
2014
2014-03
Gemstone 2014
Gemma Corfield
2014
2014-04
Milliways 2015
Angela Corrie
2015
2015-01
Beltane 2015
Debbie Lauf
2015
2015-02
Black Lupin 2015
Claire Roberts
2015
2015-03
Merriment 2015
Nelly Brewer
2015
2015-04
Skatta Rat 2015
Coleen Gruber
2015
2015-05
Outlaw 2016
Kayleigh Rickell
2016
2016-01
Gallifrey 2016
Cat Mace
2016
2016-02
Shayilen 2016
Ayla Stryder
2016
2016-03
Isamu 2017
Jemma Fettes
2017
2017-01
Kaiju 2017
Laura Holt
2017
2017-02

Current NFRS Registered Ratteries


Carly Ballard
Little Gremlins
Helen Belton
Mimble
Marie Blackett
Nimbus
Claire Boddy
Scramble's Nook
Sarah & Dan Byrne
Evenflow
Jackie Cairns
Jacaranda
Eloise Copeland
Patchwork
Laura Egan
Tartan Tails
Hannah Field
Renegade
Amy Foxford
Cupcake
Ian Hayward-Chamberlin
Mossbrook
April Hearnah
Ellfin
Paul & Rachel Hodgson
Oddbodz
Beri Instone
Amarandh
Romana Kastlova
Gremleen
Zoë Lucock
Azuline
Fiona Milton
Feegle
Selina Ormond
Pimpernel
Christina Pingriff
The Attic Zoo
Nicky Richards
Kelana
Donna Riches
Jupiter
Rhona Robertson
Scunnerbug
Gaby Scheuermann & Oliver Cheetham
Banana Kobold
Keera Smith
Kiwi
Alexia Sine
Tarte au Citron
Alison Triggs
Valiance
Clare Varley
Great Berry Rats
Frankie Whiston-Hill
House Onion
Elen Wilkins
Roselia
Elise Wolfert
Castor
Laura & Karl Woods
Bongo Fury