Breeds & Varieties

  • American/English
    American/English
  • Crested
    Crested
  • Abysinian
    Abysinian
  • Teddy
    Teddy
  • Rex
    Rex
  • Peruvian
    Peruvian
  • Silkie/Sheltie
    Silkie/Sheltie
  • Coronet
    Coronet
  • Texel
    Texel
  • Merino
    Merino
  • alpaca
    alpaca
  • Lunkarya
    Lunkarya
  • Swiss
    Swiss
  • Sheba Mini Yak
    Sheba Mini Yak
  • Abbyruvian (LongShort Hair)
    Abbyruvian (LongShort Hair)
  • Skinny
    Skinny
  • Baldwin
    Baldwin

 

People all over the world enjoy raising and exhibiting purebred cavies. There are many different breeds, with no single international standard governing them. Some of the biggest differences in the hobby are found between the United Kingdom and North America.

 

Every country where cavy fanciers are found has its own clubs and associations. Some only recognize a few breeds, while other recognize as many as possible, focusing on the promotion of rare and new breeds. There are also specialized clubs for individual breeds.

 

Each recognize breed has a "standard of perfection." This is a list of qualities that the best representatives of the breed possess, and the cavies are judged against this. A point scale is also included that the judge uses as a guideline. Different qualities hold different values depending on the breed being judge.

 

For example, for some breeds the emphasis is on color and markings, while for others it is coat length and texture that counts. Despite the vast differences between al the breeds, there are certain traits that are desireable for all cavies

 

Download the links below to see the different shape and hair for each guinea pig breeds!

http://www.mediafire.com/?684khyhq25vk6gc

 

 

VARIETIES

 

Marked: Base color (usually white) with patterns of a different color on the base color

 

Agouti: "Wild-type" coloration, found also in wild cavies. The hair has various bands of color along the shaft (usually shades of buff, golden brown, red, brown, dark brown, black) to give a stippled or peppered appearance to the hair (useful for camouflage in the wild). The overall coat has a "ticked" appearance. Agouti colors include dilute, golden, and silver

 

Self: Uniform, unspotted color, no marking and no pattern. Colors include beige, black, chocolate, cream, lilac, red, red-eye orange, and white

 

Solid: Uniform or mixed color, no marking, no pattern. Colors include brindle, dilute solid, golden solid, roan, and silver solid