RMCA Rat Standards


Color is to be even over the entire body; extend to the ears, feet, and tail; slightly lighter belly color is acceptable. Recognized colors:

BEIGElight warm tandark ruby
BLACKdeep lustrous black, devoid of rustiness or white hairsblack
BLUEslate blue, as dark as possible with no brown patches or silveringvery dark ruby or black
CHAMPAGNEvery light beige with a pinkish cast, with no suggestion of dullness or graynessred
CHOCOLATEdeep rich chocolate brown, with no trace of redness, devoid of dinginess and silveringblack
COFFEElight brown, similar to coffee with cream; not to be confused with beigeruby or black
LILACmedium dove gray, mixed with browndark ruby or black
MINKeven mid grey-brown, devoid of dinginess, silvering or patches, and having a distinct bluish sheen; foot color to match topblack
PLATINUMeven dove gray, with no blue, devoid of dinginess or silveringruby to dark ruby
POWDER BLUEmedium blue, lighter than slate blue, with no brown patches or silveringruby or dark ruby
RUSSIAN BLUElike the Russian Blue cat--very dark slate blue with dark ticking throughoutblack
SILVER off white with a cool ice blue cast; this color is genetically a Pink-Eyed Bluered
BLACK-EYED WHITEas white as possible, devoid of creamy tinge or staining; any colored hairs to be severely penalizedblack
PINK-EYED WHITEas white as possible, devoid of creamy tinge or stainingpink

50 points for color.

Faded or rusty color; blotchiness; white feet.

White spot on the body; white tail tip.