Black Satin Bloodline
We breed to URSA standards of show. The relevant show standards to our line are as follows:
Should be evenly proportioned, with clean lines and a well-defined stop at the brow. The muzzle should be of good breadth, rounded and blunt, not narrow or pointed. The male head should project broadness and strength, while a female's projects strength and definition that is clearly feminine.
Faults: Long face with pointed muzzle, head too narrow or too wide, no clear brow stop, male head appearing too feminine, female head having a masculine appearance.
Standard (Top) Ears
Well-formed oval shape of medium size, they should be upright and spaced well apart.
Faults: Creases or folds, ears set too low or too far apart.
Long and cylindrical, thick at the base and tapering to a fine point. Should be at least the length of the body ( nose to base of tail ) and be firm, and of size/thickness appropriate to the size of the rat, so as to give a balance appearance.
Faults: Not cylindical, short, thin. Disqualification: Kinked or docked.
Large, round, and bold; set wide apart so as to give the appearance of width to the head. Placement is ideally half way between the tip of the nose and the back of the ears.
Faults: Eyes too small.
Fine to the touch, with longer and softer guard hairs that give an overall glossy look or sheen. Satin lends some colors a sparkling appearance, and a yellowish cast on white and Siamese. Whiskers to be wavy and point in varying directions.
A deep, lustrous black down to the skin. Eye Color: Black
Faults: Silvering (white hairs), rusting, dullness.
Rat shall be all one color displaying no markings.
Faults: White fur on body, white toes/feet