This is Opal. She’s sister to Olympia, who was great granny to the recent babies. She was born on 8th March 2012, so she’s two years and five months old. She’s Russian blue Essex, and won Reserve Best In Show at a Midlands Rat Club show in August 2012. I hoped to have a litter from her in September 2012, but there were complications, the babies that were born died and she had to have a caesarean, having a single live baby that didn’t make it. Thankfully she’s had no health problems since and is in fine shape, being a lovely affectionate old lady.