Colors of chinchillas
Chinchilla is a very cute and funny animals, lovely Pets. When choosing a chinchilla many important is not only the nature and health of the pet, but also its color. Country Councils will tell you what are colors of chinchillas.
Natural color chinchilla grey color with different saturation. But homemade chinchilla can boast 40 species and 250 shades of colors. All of these colors were derived artificially from four dominant colors (standard, beige, white, black velvet), which were obtained in the 50-60's of the XX century.
Colors of chinchillas caused genetically. 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.
Heteroarenes. 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.
Homebuy. 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.
Pink and white. The genotype of the pink-white chinchillas are standard, beige and white gene so the coat color of chinchilla white-pink color may vary from pure white with beige spots before pure beige with white spots. There are among them, chinchilla mosaic coat color (white Wilson), a white chinchilla with beige "veil" and even beige chinchilla 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.
Chinchillas colors white velvet and brown velvet in the genotype there is a velvet gene that manifests itself in a darker color of the back, "masks" on the head and diagonal strips on the legs - like the color of black velvet.
Chinchillas, having in its genotype gene ebony. 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 a characteristic luster.
Chinchilla color heterogene 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.
Chinchilla color Gameboy - coal-black color, this is a very rare expensive color. And animals with colorwhite heterogene. externally similar to chinchillas color white Wilson, but the spots on their fur are more rich and vivid. In color can prevail as white and black.
From pastel chinchillas (color beige heterogene ) the fur color can vary from brought beige to chocolate, the midsection of the same color or slightly lighter. Gomobile pastel chinchilla have a uniform color of fur cream-caramel shade. This color is very beautiful and rare.
Here is a brief and all the basic colors of chinchillas - there is plenty to choose from, is not it?