Welcome to the online home of Hawthorn stud, a small hobby rattery based near Glasgow, Scotland. My name is toyah Leitch and I have been using the prefix Hawthorn for my fancy rats since I began breeding them in 1999.
Currently I keep rats in a few different varieties as I have several different lines. My main lines are hooded, Russian doves, ivory, and pearl merles, but I do occasionally breed other varieties too. I mainly concentrate on top eared rats but I do sometimes have dumbo kittens pop up in my lines.
I am Chair of the North of England Rat Society, having been on the committee of the NERS since helping form the club in 2001. I am an NFRS committee member and an NFRS Assessor & Championship judge. I both judge and show rats as often as I can. Hawthorn is registered as a stud name with the NFRS.