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American Guinea Pig PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:31

The American, sometimes referred to as the "English" cavy, is the most common breed of guinea pig, as well as one of the oldest. The hair is short, smooth, straight, and sleek. It is found in a wide variety of colors and color combinations and has a Roman nose (wide and curving). Its body is medium length, and of about the same circumference from the shoulder back to the hip.

The American Satin has the same appearance as the American, but the coat is fine, dense, and soft, with a glossy sheen, and feels like satin to the touch.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:22
 
Abyssinian Guinea Pig PDF Print E-mail
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The Abyssinian (Aby, or Abby) is one of the oldest breeds of guinea pigs. It is recognized by the symmetrical rosette (hair radiating symmetrically from a center) and erect ridge patterns on its body and head. The number of rosettes can vary, but to be shown, an Abby must have at least eight (10 are preferred), and they must be clearly defined. The Abyssinian also has a mustache of raised fur around its nose. The fur is coarse and is found in a multiple of colors and color combinations.

The Abyssinian Satin has the same appearance as an Abyssinian, but with a satin sheen to the fur. Like the Abyssinian, it must have a pattern of rosettes and ridges, and possess a minimum of 8 rosettes in order to be shown professionally.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:22
 
Texel Guinea Pig PDF Print E-mail
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texel guinea pigThe Texel has long, thick, soft hair that forms ringlets or curls over the entire body, even the belly. The body is short and compact, and the head is broad and well-rounded. Because its hair is both long and curly, this breed is one of the more difficult to keep well groomed.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:30
 
Coronet Guinea Pig PDF Print E-mail
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A Coronet is a longhaired breed with a single rosette on the top of the head. The hair from the rosette to the rump is long, without a part. It has a Roman nose. Coronets look similar to the Silkie, but have a crest like a Crested.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:22
 
White Crested Guinea Pig PDF Print E-mail
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White Crested Guinea PigThe White Crested has a short, smooth coat with a distinctive white, circular rosette on the top of its forehead. Except for the crest, there should be no other white spots on the animal. There are many color varieties, but cannot include Dalmatian, Himalayan, Dutch, Roan, or Tortoiseshell and White, or other varieties which have white hair elsewhere on the body.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:21
 
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