Beltane Stud is a small rattery located in the West Midlands, England. I am a member of the NFRS, an NFRS show judge, and a registered breeder. I have kept rats since 1986 and I started breeding under the name Beltane in 2006. We achieved stud status in 2015 with Beltane Bramley (Russian Blue Agouti Essex) and Beltane Maple (Black Berkshire).
My main aim is to breed healthy, friendly pet rats but I also breed for show, both these things are important to me. I have bred rats that are both pet and varieties champions.
I breed Essex, Berkshire, Irish, and Variegated in various colours. I also breed Russian Dove Agouti and Dumbo.
I attend quite a few shows each year, mostly NFRS shows. Shows are good fun and a great way to meet people who care about rats.