Midlands Rat Club

MRC Birthday Show, Saturday 2nd June 2018

Collingwood Centre

Collingwood Drive,
Great Barr,
B43 7NF

10am - Doors open
11am - Judging begins

Entry to the show hall is free of charge and open to non-members.

Show Entries: Claire Roberts

Show Secretary: Sandra Mobbs

Show Manager:

Varieties Judge:

Pet Judge:

Catering Co-ordinator: Jeanne Blair

Health Checks: Committee member

Attractions: Refreshments, MRC Club Shop, Fun Events, Cosy Beds and Burrows, Rattieangels, Solstice Minis, Art by Anna, Saintly Pet Snax, Parsnip Pottery, MRC members craft collective.

'Which class?' - work out which class to enter your rat in.

Online Show Entry Form

Online Rat Exchange Notification Form (aka Kitten checks)

Show FAQ


Entry Guidance Scheme:
We are continuing our 'Try-Before-You-Buy' Scheme, now re-branded as the Entry Guidance Scheme, at this show. If you have not previously shown rats, but are interested to see whether your rat could be entered, why not bring him or her along to find out whether you could? You can then make up your mind on the spot and enter your rat if you like!

Due to the popularity of this scheme at the last show, please email the show secretary at showentries@midlandsratclub.org to register your interest, so we can ensure we bring along sufficient numbers of hire tanks and documentation.

Bringing Rats to the Show

Shoulder Rats

Shoulder rats are allowed at this show - a maximum of three from any one household. There is no charge for bringing shoulder rats but we remind people not to bring ANY rats, either as entries or as shoulder rats, unless they are 100% fine and healthy. Please also do not bring rats if you have taken in rats from an 'unknown' source (eg. rescue or pet shop) in the past two weeks.

Please note that the MRC does not allow rats with harmful mutations within the environs of the show. At present, these varieties comprise:

  • Hairless or Sphinx rats, either genetically hairless or double rexes that are hairless.
  • Tailless or Manx rats, or rats which, through injury, are not distinguishable from these.
  • Black Eyed White rats may not be shown either in pets or varieties, but may attend the show. (This does not apply to faded roans, which can be shown in the pet classes.)


To prevent the spread of infections, we request you not to bring rats to the show if you have attended a show or taken in rats within the past two weeks, particularly if a virus is known to be circulating. See the article Prevention is better than cure for more detailed advice.

Your Entries

Enter using the online form above right or by email to showentries@midlandsratclub.org. Close of entries is at 9pm on the Wednesday preceding the show. See How to Show for more details.

Hire tanks are available for novice or first time show-ers. We only have a limited number of tanks available for hire, so we would ask that members who regularly show provide their own suitable tanks to allow novice entries priority.

Health Checks

If you wish to exchange rats at this show please use our online form or contact the Show Organiser. You must pre-notify details of any rats or small furries which will be taken to the show for collection. Descriptions and ages will be required. Only pre-arranged sales and exchanges may be made.
Why do I have to notify the club?