gaahh!!!! must steal!!! she's exactly what I wanted several years ago and never got... exactly what I'm trying slowly to make... (I'm getting there. I have two lines- black hooded and fawn/beige. at some point I will cross them. both have the same male progenitor though. different mommas though....)
I was going to get one like this but someone else adopted her by the time that I could bring one home. so I got her sister, fawn, yes, but not hooded. I can't remember if she was a self or a berkshire, but I'm going to assume self. then again, she may have been an irish. I didn't know much about rats at the time. I just knew what my science teacher had taught me while I was caring for his rats (he bred rats for his constrictor. however, each litter resulted to his students bringing home rats. from the first litter he had while I was caring for the rats, I got a sweet hooded boy. he was so sweet. I loved him beyond words. but he died before he was a year old. his half sister did better, making it to three years before she passed.... I wasn't quite as fond of her personality, but she was pretty. the thing was that she was a tiny bit nippy. mostly territorial of her tank.
now I have my giant rat family. bought four progenitors over time (beige irish male, agouti self female, blue poor hooded female, and a black poor hooded male. the males are dumbo the females are standard) and there's lots of kids. the agouti self has had two litters (two and nine) with a range of fawn, beige, agouti and black (from most to least common in the group), and the blue hooded had a litter of eight babes, all had their fur come in black. half poor hoodeds and half poor irish. and we had a perfect split of dumbos and standards, and males and females (thought the dumbos were not evenly distributed between males and females) found a bunch of them new homes. we have one from the first litter, two from the blue's litter, and all BUT two from the latest litter (those two lads were trying to get eaten by a cat)