The first kind of rat I'm going to show you is standard. The Standard variety of rat is what most people think of when they picture a rat. These rats have normal ears and tails (neither tailless nor dumbo), as well as short, even coats that lie flat and smooth.
Another common breed of rat is the Rex rat. Instead of a short, smooth coat, they have curls covering their bodies. There coats are thick and evenly curled all over. Even their whiskers are curled.
This next breed I have never seen, but I hope to some day. It is a Tailless breed of rat. Tailless rats are born completely without a tail. They often have a rounded rear, and a shorter, less racy body than their tailed counterparts.
Dwarf rats are a more common bred rat than the tailles rat. Dwarf rats are only 1/3 the size of a regular rat, so they are easier to take care of. I have a dwarf rat, but I'm not going to show her for this piticular breed of rat because she is also a dumbo rat. But if you would like to see pictures of her, see "My Rats". She is the black agouti rat. In this picture below it shows a standard rat compared to a dwarf rat. The dwarf rat is on the top of the photo.
Another breed of rat, that I'm sure you've all heard of, is a dumbo rat. (I have a dumbo rat) The only thing that makes a rat a dumbo rat is their ears. What's different about their ears is that they're on the side of their head and sometimes slightly bigger.
A common breed of rat that some might like is the hairless rat. Hairless rats are... hairless. And a little bit harder to take care of. This is because their skin is more sensitive than other rats, so you have to keep a close eye on their skin and how it's doing.
These are just some of the different breeds of rats. I will have other breeds of rats on this post or a different post soon, so check back in on my blog sometime soon