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Hooded Rats

Most common pattern. Coloured head and shoulders with a line running straight down the back to the tail. The remainder of the body is white.

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This variety first appeared in the mid-1800's. The black hooded (above) and the Agouti hooded (right) are the two most common, although many other colours are found.

Hooded rat

Hooded Downunder