Author Topic: Registering ratteries, studname awarding and novice award rule change  (Read 12422 times)

Offline Estelle

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The Executive committee have made the following rule change which will take effect immediately, although allowing a grace period until 1st May for ratteries to register.

Stud Or Rattery Registration
Etiquette –
a) A rattery or stud is defined as a collection of animals kept and bred at one location.
b) No more than one rattery name or studname per membership can be registered. i.e. not possible to register 2 rattery names or studnames on one membership.
c) Any multiple memberships per rattery name or studname must reside under the same roof.
d) Custody of registered rattery names or studnames remains with the partner who registered or earned it or refer to committee where dispute.
e) Registered ratteries and studs will be listed on the NFRS website and regularly in Pro-Rat-A.
f) 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
g) 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.
h) Ratteries must enter their rats at shows under their ‘given name’ and not their rattery name. Only registered studnames can have their studname written on prizecards.

Novice Award
a) Any registered breeder who has not yet qualified for a stud name is eligible to enter their rats for the best novice award given at all shows where NFRS stars are awarded.
b) To be eligible the rat must be bred by and in the possession of, the novice exhibitor at the time of entry. The rat must have lived with the breeder since birth.
The best Novice points are calculated annually and the winner awarded a trophy. If the exhibitor gains their stud name in the year then the novice points will count until the time it is awarded, when the exhibitor is no longer eligible to enter.

Studname Registration
Earning –
a) All wins must be earned under fully paid up NFRS championship/show judge
b) 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.)   
c) 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:
i) NFRS Silver champion - 8 stars on 1 rat
ii) 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.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2007, 10:14:29 PM by Estelle »
Estelle Sandford
Alpha Centauri Stud, Somerset, UK
Rat Care site: http://www.ratz.co.uk