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SA Chinchillas

Beautiful Top quality healthy Chinchillas In South Africa

Colours & Genetics

Grey (Standard grey)

The original chinchilla colour. Desirable is a dark and even colour.

Back: Light to dark grey

Belly: white

Eyes: dark-black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink-grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: grey + grey

 

Black Velvet

Like a standard grey with a deep black mask from the nose, over the face/head and across the back.

Back: black

Belly: white

Eyes: dark-black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink-dark

Feet: dark grey with black legstripes

Genetically: grey + velvet

 

Brown Velvet

Coloured like a black velvet but a deep brown instead of a black mask leading from nose to tail down the sides to a white belly.

Back: deep brown

Bellly: white

Eyes: ruby red

Ears: pink Nose:

pink Feet: pink with brown legstripes

Genetically: grey + beige + velvet

 

Beige (heterozogout)

Light to dark beige leading to a white belly.

Back: light - dark beige

Belly: white

Eyes: ruby red

Ears: pink, commonly pigmentspots

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + beige

 

Beige (homozygout)

Like Heterozygout Beige but with a lighter, creamier fur and red eyes. No pigmentspots.

Back: light beige

Belly: white

Eyes: red

Ears: pink

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: beige + beige. Always passing a beige gen forward to the offspring, which means that all offsprings are going to be beige, brown, pink white or any other colour with a beige gene.

White Pure white

Back: white

Belly: white

Eyes: dark-black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + white

 

White Mosaic

Scattered patches of light to dark grey colour in the white fur.

Back: white and grey

Belly: white

Eyes: dark-black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + white

 

Silver

A white chinchilla with grey colour evenly spread over the entire body

Back: white/light grey

Belly: white

Eyes: dark-black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + white

From white all over the entire body to scattered patches of beige colour in the fur.

 

Pink White

From white all over the entire body to scattered patches of beige colour in the fur.

Back: white and poss beige

Belly: white

Eyes: red

Ears: pink

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + white + beige

 

White Velvet

White fur with spots or patches of black on either face or body.

Back: white and grey/black

Belly: white

Eyes: dark - black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink - grey

Feet: pink - grey. Usually legstripes.

Genetically: grey + white + velvet

 

Violet

Purple fur with a white belly.

Back: purple

Belly: white

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: violet + violet. Recessiv

 

Violet Velvet

A violett chinchilla with a velvet-mask in darker violet covering the face, running across the back and down the tail.

Back: dark purple

Belly: white

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: grey

Feet: grey with legstripes

Genetically: violet + violet + velvet. Recessiv

 

Violet Ebony

A violet chinchilla with ebony genes. Coloured like a violet but with the same colour at the belly like the rest of the body

Back: purple

Belly: purple

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: Violet + Violet + Grey + Ebony genes. Recessiv

 

White Violet

A white chinchilla with scattered spots or highlights in a violet colour instead of grey.

Back: white and purple

Belly: white

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: Violet + Violet + Grey + White. Recessive

 

Sapphire

A grey-bluish (light to dark) coloured chinchilla with a white belly. Also exists (like the violets) as sapphire velvet and sapphire ebony.

Back: light to dark grey-bluish

Belly: white

Eyes: black

Ears: grey-blue

Nose: grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: Sapphire + Sapphire. Recessiv.

 

Ebony Any chinchilla with a coloured belly is commonly called an ebony. Don't be confused by a "bad coloured" standard with a "dirty" belly for example. The ebony gene is accumulative and dominant and exists in more than one pair of genes. Therefore they can not be put into a hetero- or homozogous category. The darker ebony - the more ebony genes.

Grey Ebony

Light to medium grey colour evenly spread across the body, also on the belly. Looks like a Standard with grey belly.

Back: light - medium grey

Belly: light - medium grey

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink - grey

Feet: pink - grey

Genetically: grey + ebony

 

Dark Ebony

Darker than grey ebony but not all black.

Back: dark grey - black

Belly: dark grey - black

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink - grey

Feet: pink - grey

Genetically: grey + ebony

 

Black Ebony

A totally black coloured chinchilla.

Back: black

Belly: black

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: grey

Feet: grey

Genetically: grey + ebony

 

Beige Ebony

Beige colour evenly spread across the body, also on the belly.

Back: light - dark beige

Belly: light - dark beige

Eyes: ruby red

Ears: pink, commonly pigmentspots

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + beige + ebony

Brown Ebony

Brown colour evenly spread across the body included the belly.

Back: brown - dark brown

Belly: brown - dark brown

Eyes: ruby red

Ears: pink, commonly pigmentspots

Nose: pink

Feet: pink

Genetically: grey + beige + ebony

 

White & Ebony

A white chinchilla with spots or patches of light-dark grey/black in the fur. Don't mix up with white mosaic which has no ebony genes at all.

Back: white and grey/black

Stomache: white and grey/black

Eyes: black

Ears: grey

Nose: pink - grey

Feet: pink - grey

Genetically: grey + white + ebony