Recently, hubby & I visited a breeder & selected 2 little girls (sisters), who we will be bringing home next week. One little girl has a smooth, standard coat, while the other has a fluffier coat, which the breeder was calling a velveteen. Both parents are supposedly velveteen, as well (though the mom definitely looks fluffier than dad). As I was researching more about this particular coat type, I stumbled upon a little tidbit about double velveteens having wandering patchy baldness as adults. Now, I know some people love those half-bald rats, & I don't mean to be insulting, but they're just not my thing!! I emailed the breeder & asked if this was going to happen to our fluffy little girl, & she assured me that it won't. But since everything I've read says otherwise, I'm now wondering if I can trust my breeder!! Or maybe I'm just not understanding how the velveteen gene works?? If this baby is going to lose its hair, I'm no longer sure I want her. Can anyone help reassure me before I pick her up?? For background ... The parents of this litter are brother & sister, & their father was velveteen & mom was standard. Of the babies , most were standard fur, with only 2 or 3 velveteen.