Chinchilla Colors… Part 2 – Chinchilla Genetics Chart

Part 1 can be found here: Chinchilla Colors, Classification And Basic Genetics

Chinchilla Genetics Chart

One thing to remember when breeding chinchillas is that there is a lethal factor.  The two genes with a lethal factor are white and TOV (touch of velvet).  The lethal factor means that you with have 25% less offspring born to that pairing.  Below are some possible outcomes from pairings.  Hetero is short for heterozygous and means that that animal carries one dominant and one recessive gene.  Homo stands for homozygous and means that that animal carries either two dominant or two recessive genes.


chinchilla-color-standard

Baby Standard ©


Standard mated to:

 

Standard
· 100% Standard

Black Velvet
· 50% Black Velvet
· 50% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Standard

Homo Beige
· 100% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)

White Mosaic
· 50% White Mosaic
· 50% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Pink White

Violet
· 100% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 100% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony
· 50% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony
· 25% Medium Ebony
· 25% Standard
Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Light Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 12.5% Standard
Extra Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Standard

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chinchilla colors black-velvet

Black Velvet ©

Black Velvet mated to:

Standard
· 50% Black Velvet
· 50% Standard

Black Velvet
· 50% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard
· 25% Fatal

Hetero Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Standard

Homo Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12 1/2% Hetero Beige
· 12 1/2% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Fatal

White Mosaic
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% TOV White
· 25% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% TOV White
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 50% Black Velvet, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Black Velvet, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Light TOV Ebony
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 25% Light TOV Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark TOV Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Black Velvet
· 3.13% Standard

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Chinchilla Colors Hetero Beige

Baby Hetero Beige ©

Hetero Beige mated to:

Standard
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Standard

Black Velvet
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Standard

Homo Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Homo Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)

White Mosaic
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)

Violet
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Standard

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Chinchilla Colors Homo Beige

Homo Beige

Homo Beige mated to:

Standard
· 100% Hetero Beige

Black Velvet
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)

Hetero Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Homo Beige

Homo Beige
· 100% Homo Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Homo Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Homo)

White Mosaic
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Pink White (Hetero)

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Homo Beige
· 50% Pink White (Homo)

Violet
· 100% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 100% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 50% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 50% Hetero Beige

Medium Ebony
· 50% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 37.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Extra Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

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Chinchilla Colors brown-velvet

Brown Velvet

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige) mated to:

Standard
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Black Velvet
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12 1/2% Hetero Beige
· 12 1/2% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Homo Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Homo Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Homo Beige

White Mosaic
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% TOV White
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 6.25% Pink White (Homo)
· 6.25% TOV White
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 6.25% Homo Beige
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 25% Black Velvet, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Black Velvet, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Medium TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 9.38% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 9.38% Light TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Light Ebony
· 3.13% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark TOV Ebony
· 3.13% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Black Velvet
· 3.13% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 9.38% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 1.56% TOV Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Extra Dark TOV Ebony
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 1.56% Hetero Beige
· 1.56% Black Velvet
· 1.56% Standard

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Brown Velvet (Homo Beige) mated to:

Standard
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)

Black Velvet
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Fatal

Hetero Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)

Homo Beige
· 50% Homo Beige
· 50% Brown Velvet (Homo)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Homo Beige

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Fatal

White Mosaic
· 25% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 25% Homo Beige

Violet
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Medium Ebony
· 25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

Extra Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% TOV Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige

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chinchilla-color-White Mosaic

White Mosaic ©

White Mosaic mated to:

Standard
· 50% White Mosaic
· 50% Standard

Black Velvet
· 25% TOV White
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Standard

Homo Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Pink White (Hetero)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% TOV White
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 50% White Mosaic
· 25% Standard
· 25% Fatal

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Fatal

Violet
· 50% White Mosaic, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% White Mosaic, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony White
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony White
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Ebony White
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony White
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light Ebony White
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony White
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony White
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony White
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony White
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% White Mosaic
· 3.13% Standard

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chinchilla colors pink-white

Pink White ©

Pink White (Hetero Beige) mated to:

Standard
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Standard

Black Velvet
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% TOV White
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Standard

Homo Beige
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 6.25% Pink White (Homo)
· 6.25% TOV White
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 6.25% Homo Beige
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Homo Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Homo Beige

Violet
· 25% Pink White (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 25% White Mosaic, Violet Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 25% Pink White (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 25% White Mosaic, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Ebony White
· 6.25% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 9.38% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Ebony White
· 9.38% Light Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Ebony White
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 3.13% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Ebony White
· 3.13% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Pink White (Hetero)
· 3.13% White Mosaic
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Ebony White
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Ebony White
· 6.25% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Ebony White
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Chocolate White (Hetero)
· 1.56% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony White
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Pink White (Hetero)
· 1.56% White Mosaic
· 1.56% Hetero Beige
· 1.56% Standard

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Pink White (Homo Beige) mated to:

Standard
· 50% Hetero Beige
· 50% Pink White

Black Velvet
· 25% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Hetero Beige
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)

Homo Beige
· 50% Homo Beige
· 50% Pink White (Homo)

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% Pink White (Homo)
· 12.5% TOV Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 12.5% Homo Beige
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% TOV Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Homo)
· 25% Homo Beige

White Mosaic
· 50% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Fatal

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Fatal
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Homo Beige

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Pink White (Homo)
· 25% Homo Beige
· 25% Fatal

Violet
· 50% Pink White (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Pink White (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

Extra Dark Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Pink White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige

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chinchilla colors violet.

Violet ©

Violet mated to:

Standard
· 100% Standard, Violet Carrier

Black Velvet
· 50% Black Velvet, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Hetero Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Homo Beige
· 100% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 25% Black Velvet, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

White Mosaic
· 50% White Mosaic, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 25% White Mosaic, Violet Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Pink White (Hetero), Violet Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Violet Carrier

Violet
· 100% Violet

Sapphire
· 100% Standard, Violet-Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Medium Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 12.5% Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 12.5% Standard, Violet Carrier

Extra Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 6.25% Standard, Violet Carrier

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Sapphire mated to:

Standard
· 100% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Black Velvet
· 50% Black Velvet, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Hetero Beige
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Homo Beige
· 100% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Black Velvet, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 50% Brown Velvet (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

White Mosaic
· 50% White Mosaic, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 25% White Mosaic, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 50% Pink White (Hetero), Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Hetero Beige, Sapphire Carrier

Violet
· 100% Standard, Violet-Sapphire Carrier

Sapphire
· 100% Sapphire

Light Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Medium Ebony
· 50% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 12.5% Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 12.5% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Extra Dark Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 6.25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

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chinchilla colors ebony-white

Ebony White ©

Light Ebony mated to:

Standard
· 50% Light Ebony
· 50% Standard

Black Velvet
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Light TOV Ebony
· 25% Black Velvet
· 25% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Hetero Beige
· 25% Standard

Homo Beige
· 50% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 50% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 25% Light Ebony White
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% White Mosaic
· 25% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 50% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 50% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 50% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 33.3% Light Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 33.3% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 33.3% Light Ebony
· 16.7% Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Dark Ebony
· 8.3% Extra Dark Ebony
· 8.3% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 29.2% Medium Ebony
· 29.2% Dark Ebony
· 20.8% Extra Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Light Ebony
· 4.1% Standard

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Medium Ebony mated to:

Standard
· 50% Light Ebony
· 25% Medium Ebony
· 25% Standard

Black Velvet
· 25% Light TOV Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Black Velvet
· 12.5% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Hetero Beige
· 12.5% Standard

Homo Beige
· 50% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Medium TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 25% Light Ebony White
· 25% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Medium Ebony White
· 12.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% White Mosaic
· 12.5% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Medium Ebony White
· 6.25% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Pink White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 50% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 50% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 33.3% Light Ebony
· 16.7% Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 22.2% Light Ebony
· 22.2% Dark Ebony
· 11.1% Extra Dark Ebony
· 11.1% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 27.8% Medium Ebony
· 27.8% Dark Ebony
· 22.2% Extra Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Light Ebony
· 5.6% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 36.1% Extra Dark Ebony
· 27.8% Dark Ebony
· 22.2% Medium Ebony
· 11.1% Light Ebony
· 2.8% Standard

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Dark Ebony mated to:

Standard
· 37.5% Light Ebony
· 37.5% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 12.5% Standard

Black Velvet
· 18.75% Medium TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Black Velvet
· 6.25% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Hetero Beige
· 6.25% Standard

Homo Beige
· 37.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 37.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 9.38% Light TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Light Ebony
· 3.13% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark TOV Ebony
· 3.13% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Black Velvet
· 3.13% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 18.75% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 18.75% Medium Ebony White
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 18.75% Light Ebony White
· 18.75% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony White
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% White Mosaic
· 6.25% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 9.38% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Light Ebony White
· 9.38% Light Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Ebony White
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 3.13% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Dark Ebony White
· 3.13% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Pink White (Hetero)
· 3.13% White Mosaic
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 18.75% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Pink White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 37.5% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 12.5% Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 12.5% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 37.5% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 12.5% Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 12.5% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 33.3% Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Dark Ebony
· 8.3% Extra Dark Ebony
· 8.3% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 27.8% Medium Ebony
· 27.8% Dark Ebony
· 22.2% Extra Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Light Ebony
· 5.6% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 37% Extra Dark Ebony
· 26% Dark Ebony
· 22.2% Medium Ebony
· 11.1% Light Ebony
· 3.7% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 50% Extra Dark Ebony
· 24.1% Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Medium Ebony
· 7.4% Light Ebony
· 1.8% Standard

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Extra Dark Ebony mated to:

Standard
· 37.5% Medium Ebony
· 25% Light Ebony
· 25% Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony
· 6.25% Standard

Black Velvet
· 18.75% Medium TOV Ebony
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark TOV Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark TOV Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Black Velvet
· 3.13% Standard

Hetero Beige
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Hetero Beige
· 3.13% Standard

Homo Beige
· 37.5% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 6.25% Hetero Beige

Brown Velvet (Hetero Beige)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium TOV Ebony
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark TOV Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 1.56% TOV Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Extra Dark TOV Ebony
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 1.56% Hetero Beige
· 1.56% Black Velvet
· 1.56% Standard

Brown Velvet (Homo Beige)
· 18.75% Medium TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark TOV Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% TOV Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Brown Velvet (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige

White Mosaic
· 18.75% Medium Ebony White
· 18.75% Medium Ebony
· 12.5% Light Ebony White
· 12.5% Light Ebony
· 12.5% Dark Ebony White
· 12.5% Dark Ebony
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony White
· 3.13% Extra Dark Ebony
· 3.13% White Mosaic
· 3.13% Standard

Pink White (Hetero Beige)
· 9.38% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 9.38% Medium Ebony White
· 9.38% Medium Ebony
· 6.25% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Light Ebony White
· 6.25% Light Ebony
· 6.25% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 6.25% Dark Ebony White
· 6.25% Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Chocolate White (Hetero)
· 1.56% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony White
· 1.56% Extra Dark Ebony
· 1.56% Pink White (Hetero)
· 1.56% White Mosaic
· 1.56% Hetero Beige
· 1.56% Standard

Pink White (Homo Beige)
· 18.75% Medium Tan White (Hetero)
· 18.75% Medium Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Light Tan (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan White (Hetero)
· 12.5% Dark Tan (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Chocolate (Hetero)
· 3.13% Pink White (Hetero)
· 3.13% Hetero Beige

Violet
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Light Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 25% Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony, Violet Carrier
· 6.25% Standard, Violet Carrier

Sapphire
· 37.5% Medium Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Light Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 25% Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 6.25% Extra Dark Ebony, Sapphire Carrier
· 6.25% Standard, Sapphire Carrier

Light Ebony
· 29.2% Medium Ebony
· 29.2% Dark Ebony
· 20.8% Extra Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Light Ebony
· 4.1% Standard

Medium Ebony
· 36.1% Extra Dark Ebony
· 27.8% Dark Ebony
· 22.2% Medium Ebony
· 11.1% Light Ebony
· 2.8% Standard

Dark Ebony
· 50% Extra Dark Ebony
· 24.1% Dark Ebony
· 16.7% Medium Ebony
· 7.4% Light Ebony
· 1.8% Standard

Extra Dark Ebony
· 61.7% Extra Dark Ebony
· 19.8% Dark Ebony
· 12.4% Medium Ebony
· 4.9% Light Ebony
· 1.2% Standard

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chinchilla colors dark-tan

Dark Tan ©

Chinchilla Colors TOV-Dark-Tan

TOV-Dark-Tan ©

Classification and Systematics of Chinchillas

There is much confusion relating to the classification of the different species (or sub-species) of chinchillas. Different terminologies and the blurring of time have resulted in rather a complicated tangle of dual-naming and cultural differences.

I am not attempting to either clarify or put any records straight, indeed, my research may be equally flawed, but I shall attempt merely to catalog the following, in the hope that someone may find it of interest.

  • Latin Scientific Name: Chinchilla Chinchilla brevicaudata (1848)
  • Classification History: Eriomys chinchilla (1829) – Lagostomus laniger (1831) – Chinchilla brevicaudata (major) (1879)
  • Common Names: True, Greater short-tailed chinchilla, Precious, Royal, La Chinchilla Real, Peruvian Chinchilla, La Chinchilla Indiana.
  • Distinguishing Features: This species has the shortest tail and ears relative to body length.
  • Latin Scientific Name: Chinchilla Chinchilla boliviana (1911)
  • Classification History: Chinchilla boliviana (1911) – Chinchilla intermedia (1939)
  • Common Names: La Chinchilla del Altiplano, Boliviano, Brevicaudata (called this by early ranchers), La Chinchilla Cordillerana, Mountain, Bolivian, Lesser Short-Tailed Chinchilla, La Plata, Argentine, Cordilleras Chinchilla.
  • Latin Scientific Name: Chinchilla lanigera (1782)
  • Classification History: Mus laniger (1782) – Cricetus chinchilla (1814) – Chinchilla velligera (1934) – Lommus lanigera (1803) – Cricetus lanigera (1822)
  • Common Names: Velligera, La Chinchilla Bastarda, Hybrid, Lesser, Coastal, La Chinchilla Costina, La Chinchilla Chilena, Long-Tailed Chinchilla.
  • Apparently, a chap called De Chant found several different “types” of Chinchilla lanigera.

La Plata Type: Denser bone structure, heavy-set, roundish and compact. Short, wide head. Larger animal.

Costina Type: Lighter bone structure (in comparison). Longer hind legs. Lighter, thinner build, with a narrower more pointed head.

Raton Type: Similar to the La Plata type, but about a third smaller.

The above information on “types” is relatively academic now, as many decades of selective breeding has “blended” the distinct body shapes into hybrid “types”, displaying the characteristics that the breeders wanted. However, you do occasionally see a chinchilla that easily fits in with one of the above descriptions.

Once again, may I reiterate that although it is fun to breed some of the stunning colors that are available today, please do so with the health of future generations in mind. Some recessive mutations tend to produce weak and small offspring. They, therefore, require out-crossing to BIG, TOP QUALITY Standards whenever possible. NEVER breed from any chinchilla that has had dental problems within its bloodline. Fur-chewers (a vice) should also be excluded from a breeding programme if possible.

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