Reference information

Name Red
Genotype c*/c*
Mandatory picture? No
Frequency (all time) 10.04 % (4,820 rats)
Frequency (in the last 2 years) 12.86 % (227 rats)
Average lifespan (all causes) 21.9 months (♀: 22.5 months – ♂: 21.3 months)


C-locus dilutes (albinos, siamese, himalayan, marten) or double dilutes.

Can also be seen in some “double dilutes”, that is, homozygous for two pairs of recessive color mutations (for instance, platinum d/d r/r).