Chinchillas are very cute and funny little animals, wonderful pets. When choosing a chinchilla, many are important not only the nature and health of the pet, but also its color. The country of the Soviets will tell what kind ofchinchilla colors.

The natural color of the chinchilla is a gray color of different saturation. But the domestic chinchillas can boast 40 species and 250 shades of color. All these colors were artificially derived fromfour dominant colors  (standard, beige, white, black velvet), which were obtained in the 50-60's of the XX century.

Chinchillas are genetically determined. and the probability of this or that color in young chinchilla is calculated on the basis of the colors of the parents and the fact that the genes that "answer" for a certain color are dominant or recessive. Perhaps, to describe absolutely all the colors of chinchillas does not make sense - there are too many of them, we will focus only on the most common ones.

Standard. Standard is a natural color - gray color of varying degrees of saturation, from light to extra dark. The chinchilla has a standard white tummy, and the color of the fur on the sides and back can vary from light to dark gray. Chinchillas of standard color can be crossed with chinchillas of any color.

Black velvet. Chinchillas of this color are carriers of two genes - Standard and Black velvet, the last gene being dominant. Chinchillas of this color have belly white, and the back, "masochka" on the head and diagonal bands on the legs are black. Between the dark sides and white belly is a bright transition zone. Color is better than darker than the side.

White Wilson. This color is named after a breeder named Wilson. Chinchillas of white Wilson color were bred in 1955 on the farm "Redding" (USA, North Carolina). The color of the chinchillas of this color can range from pure white to silver, and the edges of the ears and eyes are black.

Heterosexual. Chinchillas of this color have a white breast and abdomen, and the color of the rest of the fur can vary from light beige to dark brown (cold shade). The sides are lightened, the transition to the white abdomen is clear. The picture can be uneven. The hair of the chinchillas is hetero-colored in color, zonal: the hair itself is white, and the tip and the undercoat are dark.

Homophobic. Chinchillas of this color are born only from two carriers of the beige gene. Unlike hetero-chinchillas, the color of the fur in homo-beige chinchillas is uniform, its tone is lighter, there is no zonal fur coloring. Also the chinchillas of this color have very light ears.

White and pink. In the genotype of white and pink chinchillas there is a standard, beige and white gene, so the color of the chinchillas of white and pink color can range from pure white with beige spots to pure beige with white spots. There are among them chinchillas of mosaic color (as white Wilson), white chinchillas with beige "veil" and even beige chinchillas with a white tail.

Violet. This is a fairly rare color of chinchillas, it can only be obtained from two purple chinchillas or a purple chinchilla and a purple gene carrier. In chinchillas of this color - a white tummy and a purple fur coat (its shade can range from a greyish-gray color to a rich purple-lavender shade).

Beige violet. This color is very beautiful, but not less rare than just purple. These chinchillas have a white tummy and a light, even and monophonic purple-beige fur. It is somewhat reminiscent of homo beige color with a purple haze. Such shade of fur of chinchillas color beige violet is especially favorable looks at a sunlight.

In chinchillas colorswhite velvet  andbrown velvet  in the genotype there is a velvet gene, which manifests itself in a darker color of the back, "masks" on the head and diagonal strips on the legs - similar to the color black velvet.

Chinchillas, having in their genotype a geneebony. have a colored tummy, while in chinchillas, this gene is not having a tummy white. The fur of the chinchillas of this color is distinguished by its characteristic shine.

Chinchillas of colorhetero-ebony  are subdivided into carriers of ebony, light, medium, dark and extra dark. Chinchillas of the color of hetero-eboney velvet are carriers of ebony and sulfur velvet genes, combining the best qualities of two colors - ebony and velvet.

Chinchillas of colorhomoepony  - coal-black color, this is a very rare expensive color. And animals with colorwhite hetero -boni. outwardly similar to the chinchillas of white Wilson's color, but the spots on their wool are more saturated and bright. In color, both white and black may predominate.

In pastel chinchillas (colorbeige hetero -boni  ) the color of the fur can vary from beet-beige to chocolate, the tummy of the same color or slightly lighter.Homemade pastel chinchillas  have a uniform color of fur cream-caramel shade. This color is very beautiful and rare.

Here in brief andall the basic colors of chinchillas  - there is plenty to choose from, is not it?