Welcome to Ionian Stud!
I run a small rattery based in Watton-At-Stone, Hertfordshire.
I breed a few litters of fancy rats each year & am a member of the National Fancy Rat Society & the London & Southern Counties Mouse and Rat Club.
I do try to attend as many shows as I can but because of my job it is
not always possible.
I am a Trained Show Judge with the National Fancy
Rat Society & by doing this I hope to expand my knowledge & keep
up to date with NFRS standards of excellence.
Ionian got its Stud name back in 2011 thanks to two of my doe's, Ionian Merrick (Black) who won BEST IN SHOW at the NFRS Royal Bath & West Show back in June 2011 & Ionian Ursula (Agouti) who won BEST OPPOSITE AGE at the LSCMRC Open Show back in July 2011.
My main aim here at Ionian Stud is to improve the health, temperament & longevity in all the rats that I breed. I want them to live long healthy lives & to bring alot of pleasure & joy to the people that own them.
Here at Ionian Stud I breed for the British Blue & related varieties. All the rats bred here will be in smooth coat, top ear only.
I would like to thank Estelle Sandford of Alpha Centauri Stud, Phil & Sue Neate of Aquarius Stud, & Ann Storey of Rivendell Stud for providing me with the foundation rats which have helped to begin my own lines. I would also like to thank them for all their help and support as with out them my dream of breeding would not have come true.
I hope you enjoy my site.