Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands    Facebook:    Dutch:

General

Having had ferrets for many years and dedicating myself to the knowledge of diet, husbandry, behaviour, health and disease of these special animals, I am up to start breeding myself. For some years now I have been collecting information about breeding, genetics, different lines and ferrettypes. All this gave me a clear view about how I want to set up lines and how I want to run the ferretry, which shall be in an uncommon way for many.

The goal is to have only a few selective bred litters from pure standard (international) lines, without any in- or line breeding in it. The main focus will lay on healthy background and good friendly character. Secondary the body structure and appearance; harmonious and middle sized. Of course that doesn't mean good looks aren't important, as most of my ferrets will attent shows once in a while.

The diet of our ferrets is based on whole prey. Kits have acces to good quality kibble as well.

Two basic lines to start with:

  • a 100% ferret albino/sandy (pastel) shorthair line. Very suitable as pets and with a friendly, human orientated character.
  • a  (dark) sable hybride (x polecat) shorthair line. I begin with a high-medium compount hybrid and within the next generations the polecat part will be diluted. There will be a very strict selection on character for the breeding pairs, as to produce a stable and human friendly attitude without the nerveous behaviour of the polecat. The choice to breed with hybrids is made on purpose, to bring fresh genes and make a broad, strong and healthy build ferret. To start with, there will be only pets available from this line. Being consious of the typical character of these animals, only experienced and special owners are chosen for the offspring. I ask for high standard living conditions and will make no exceptions. Solitary housing is one of them. A house visit for potential owners may be part of procedure.

All our ferrets are frequently and exclusively seen by  ferret-vet specialist Hanneke Roest from The Ferretclinic. At least once a year they get a full check-up and their vaccines against distemper. Rabies only if required. If needed they are (preventively) treated with Stronghold or Advocate against earmites and lungwormes (from eating snails). 

Our breeding animals are also approved by the Dutch Ferret Breeders Association. All our litters will be checked as well, before placement.

In short: Special ferrets for selective owners.