Chinchilla Colors

Standard Gray

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Chinchilla Colors | 0 comments

Standard Gray

The standard gray is the most common color for domesticated chinchillas, and is the only color found in the wild.  Standard grays have gray fur on their face and body, with a bright white belly.      

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Black Velvet

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Black Velvet

Black velvet chinchillas have a thick band of black fur beginning at the face and ending at the base of the tail.  This black band fades into gray along their sides.  Like the standard gray, their bellies are white.  Black velvets also have a small black stripe that runs down their legs and onto their paws.  

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Beige

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Chinchilla Colors | 0 comments

Beige

Photo credit: Elke Reniers, ChinSpot. Beige chinchillas come in various shades of tan with a white belly.  They have pink ears and a pink nose.  Beige chinchillas sometimes have freckling on their ears.     Photo credit: Elke Reniers,...

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Black Ebony Velvet

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Chinchilla Colors | 0 comments

Black Ebony Velvet

Photo credit: Elke Reniers, ChinSpot. Black ebony velvet chinchillas have a thick band of black fur beginning at the face and ending at the base of the tail.  This black band fades into gray along their sides.  Unlike the black velvet, black ebony velvet chinchillas do not have white bellies – they have gray bellies.  Black ebony velvets also have a small black stripe that runs down their legs and onto their paws. Photo credit: Elke Reniers,...

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Violet

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Chinchilla Colors | 0 comments

Violet

Photo credit: Elke Reniers, ChinSpot. Violet chinchillas are a soft gray color with gray ears and a gray nose.  Violet chinchillas look very similar to sapphire chinchillas but in good lighting a violet will have a hint of lilac color to their fur, while a sapphire should have a hint of blue to their fur.  Like the sapphire, violet chinchillas should have no black tipping on their fur.   Photo credit: Elke Reniers,...

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Sapphire

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Chinchilla Colors | 0 comments

Sapphire

Photo credit: Elke Reniers, ChinSpot. Sapphire chinchillas are a soft gray color with pink ears and a pink nose.  They look like a light standard gray, but unlike the standard, sapphires should have no black tipping in their fur.  Sapphire chinchillas look very similar to violet chinchillas, but in good lighting sapphires should have a hint of blue to their fur, while violets will have a hint of lilac to their fur.   Photo credit: Elke Reniers,...

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