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Guinea Pig Breeds

An English Crested guinea pig is very similar to the American however the colouring are oposites. English crested have crests on the top of their head which are the same colour as their body.

 This is an American Crested guinea pig. The crest is a different colour from the body so that it stands out, and the crest is usually white on this  breed.

  

 This is a Alpaca guinea pig. Their fur is quite coarse and are often confused with the texel guinea pig. Alpaca guinea pigs are coarse haired Peruvians with a medium length of hair.

  This is an Abyssinian guinea pig. Their body is covered with rosettes and full ones usually have at least 6 rosettes on their body.

 

  This is a Lunkarya Guinea pig. Their fur is dense and has wringlets.

  This is a rex guinea pig. Their fur is short and fuzzy and should stand on end all over the body.

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This swiss guinea pig comes from Switzerland and has thick coarse fur that usually stands on end all over the body.

 

  Sheltie guinea pigs have long fur that covers the whole body without growing over the face and the breed doesn't have a split along the middle of the fur.

 

   The coronet guinea pig has a crest on the top of their head and the hair flows back on the body and has a split along the middle.

 

  The teddy guinea pig has soft and fluffy fur on the body, sometimes they are confused with the rex however the fur texture is soft on the teddy unlike the coarse rex.

 

    Texel guinea pigs have long fur that is wavy and quite coarse, the fur is usually shorter across the facial area.

 

  Merino guinea pigs have long wavy hair covering the body. Their fur is quite soft and they have a  crest on their head.

 

  Skinny guinea pigs are near enough bald. They have some hair on their face ears and feet and can have little odd bits of hair on the rest of the body.

 The Cinnamon Chinchilla guinea pig has a belly that should be as white as possible, they should have a circle around the eye that is also white.Each hair should have four shades. A beige at the bottom, then a broad darker grey-brown band, a white-grey band and finally a dark grey tip. Eyes should be bold and have a dark ruby colour.

 

 The Silver Chinchilla guinea pig has a belly that should be as white as possible along with circles around the eye that should be as white. Each hair shaft should again, contain 3 shades. A pale grey base,  then a broad dark grey band, a paler white-grey band and then a dark grey tip. Eyes should be large and dark as possible.

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