Black and white guinea pig

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Guinea Pig Colours

Guinea pigs can, at most, have three different colors on their coats. The Agouti pattern is very common in guinea pigs, but mostly stays confined to the shorter haired breeds. This pattern occurs because the color of the guinea pig's hair root known as the "base" color is different than the hair tip "ticking". The base color will usually be a color from the red series, and the ticking color will be from the black series. Much like the Agouti, Argente guinea pigs have ticking on their hairs. Almost all Argente guinea pigs have pink eyes.

There are many breeds of guinea pig or cavy which have been developed since its domestication ca. Breeds vary widely in appearance and purpose, ranging from show breeds with long, flowing hair to those in use as model organisms by science. From ca. With the export of guinea pigs to Europe in the 15th century, the goal in breeding shifted to focus on the development of appealing pets. To this end, various competitive breeding organizations were founded by fanciers. New breeds continue to emerge in the 21st century. Though there are many breeds of guinea pig, only a few breeds are commonly found on the show table as pets.

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Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason., If your black and white guinea pig is predominantly black in color, then you might like to go with one of these cool black guinea pig names.

Agoutis are instantly recognisable by their flecked coats. Only the stomach of the normal Agouti is monocoloured, and often the fur immediately around the eyes. A new variation of the Agouti is the Solid Agouti, which has the ticking pattern on its stomach as well as its back, face and limbs. This is a relatively new type, and so at present is relatively rare. Agoutis come in a variety of colours, and the distinction between the two ticking colours can vary - Agoutis with very contrasting ticking colours are much easier to identify than those with more similar tones, such as on a chocolate Agouti. Argente guinea pigs are similar to Agoutis in that they have ticked coats, however the Argente ticking is a different type.


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