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Breeds, Colors, and Patterns of Guinea Pigs - (GPG)

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Breeds, Colors, and Patterns of Guinea Pigs - (GPG)

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:56 am

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I've put together a list of guinea pig breeds, colors, and patterns. If I have missed any, please post below and I will add whatever you suggested. I've provided as many links as possible.

Breeds

-Satin guinea pigs reflect light differently because of their hollow hair shafts, but their lustrous coat and sheen come at a price. Medical problems--



-Teddy guinea pigs do not have guard hairs therefore all of their hair is erect all over the body. Because of their curly whiskers it is hard for them to detect hiding places and they are usually more skittish than other breeds--



-Abyssinian guinea pigs have hair as long as 1.5 inches, 8 to 12 rosettes throughout the body, harsh fur that stays in rosettes--



-Marked guinea pigs are often mistaken as Abby's. Marked guinea pigs have just as rough hair but only have 10 rosettes that are placed two one the rear, one on each hip, one on each shoulder and four on the saddle--picture needed

-Rex guinea pigs are related to Teddy guinea pigs but have curlier, thicker hair, erect all over the body--



-White Crested guinea pigs have one rosette on the top of their head between their ears that is always white--



-English Crested guinea pigs have the same top crest on their head but it is the same color as the guinea pig or guinea pigs head--



-Texel guinea pigs are a cross between Rex and Silkie guinea pigs. They have curly to wavy hair, long, without bangs--



-Silkie guinea pigs have long hair that does not grow into their face, short facial hair--



-Peruvian guinea pigs have long hair that grows in front of their faces--



-Coronet guinea pigs have long hair with short facial hair. Have one crest on the top of their head--

picture provided by -- http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.htm

-American guinea pigs have smooth, short hair all over their bodies--



-Baldwin guinea pigs have born fully furred but start to bald at 4 weeks of age. After the balding period the guinea pigs remain bald all over--

picture provided by -- http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.htm

-Skinny Pigs are born Bald with the exceptions of having tufts of fur on their feet and nose-- http://beasterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/pig3bnps_468x387.jpg
OR

bottom picture provided by -- http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.htm

Colors

Guinea pig colors include all of the following and many shades in between!

White--



Black--



Gray--



Brown--



Lilac--



Red--



Golden--



Cream--



Chocolate--


Patterns

Dutch guinea pigs have blotches of color on either eyes and the same color covering their rumps--





Broken guinea pigs do not have any specific pattern to their coats--


Snickerdoodle, thanks for the pic, cometcuppyparsely.

Agouti guinea pigs have multiple colors on on hair--


Cupcake owned by cometcuppyparsely.

Chinchilla guinea pigs are silver/black/white/gray Agouti's--



Dalmatian guinea pigs have colors blending into each other all over the coat. these pigs are one step away form being a lethal guinea pigs--



Tortoiseshell have patterns that are symmetrical.

picture provided by -- http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.htm

Himilayan guinea pigs have darkened colors on their ears, nose, and all feet--



Tri colored guinea pigs have patches of color over the body, not in any specific order-- picture needed

Bi colored guinea pigs have patches of two colors throughout the body, in no specific order-- picture needed

Roan guinea pigs are like Dalmations but have the tops of the hairs colored and the base of the hairs are different colors, most commonly white, all over the body--

picture provided by -- http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.htm

All other Pictures from www.meerschweinchen.de

WRITTEN BY - Guinea Pig Goddess
SOURCE - Cavy Galore Forum
http://www.cavygalore.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=information&action=display&thread=18

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