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Brandywine Kitinen


Nickname: Kiti

Sire: Alpha Centauri Barnaby

Dam: Brandywine Blythe

Birth litter: Blythe x Barnaby

Gender: Doe

Variety: Agouti Essex

Known genetics: A/- D/d Hro/H M/- R/r

Born: 17th January 2009

Died: 24th May 2011

Origin: Brandywine Rats

Litter Mates: Aura, Janhi, Kala, Meri, Simo, Tornion, Kirk, Spock, Nancy Peanut, Aisla Robertha, Lister, Luigi and Scratty.

About Kitinen

Kitinen was born in my second Brandywine litter, and was one of fourteen littermates, eight boys and six girls. Kiti is a cheeky little minx who is always up to mischief. Her Essex markings aren't the greatest, but she has a lovely temperament.

Kiti and her siblings are named after rivers of Finland, in celebration of the Finnish ancestry of their sire, Barnaby. Kiti is named after the river Kitinen, and also after her grandma, Asbru Kitty, whose pet name was Kitty.


MRC Online Show, 1st August 2009, Varieties - Best Head Spot - 4th. "Slight tear drop shape and a little long. Nice and even and centrally placed otherwise."


Weight data on all our ratties


20th April 2009 - Ivermectin for mites
1st May 2009 - Repeat Ivermectin.
12th April 2011 - Large (2p sized) flat mammary tumour under arm. Very well attached. Beginnings of HLD. :-(
20th April 2011 - Tumour growing fast. Started on Galastop. Review in one week.
27th April 2011 - Tumour growth halted, possibly softer. Size 60mm front to back, 40mm left to right.
4th May 2011 - Tumour still progressing. Kiti will no longer take meds.
17th May 2011 - Ivermectin for lice. Yucky.
24th May 2011 - Died in cage. Old age - ie no obvious cause, but had been fading for a while.


Kiti is a slightly bossy doe, but very people friendly and generally happy with life.

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