Where it started
The cavies I purchased from various breeders have qualities that could be used to assist in the development of my own line and hopefully amalgamate the good points without too many of the bad points!
Previously with the rabbits I found that a few years of hard work and a good understanding of what you are working towards is the best recipe for a successful line.
Although colour has virtually no importance in showing cavies, it is nice to be able to work with colours you enjoy.
These photos need updating as I am now on the third and fourth generations.
It is kind of frustrating to love so many different colours/patterns!
I love Silver and Lemon Agouti's. Fortunately they work well together. The silver boar went to this Lemon Agouti and produced these two lovely sows (one is silver and the other is a bi-silver and white)
The Lemon Agouti has a sister who just would not mate with the silver so she is now visiting a black and white boar, fingers crossed she likes him!
Outcrosses in black & gold
All three (now adults) have nice coats and compliment each other.
Two babies both went to help another exhibitor in the making and the gold baby had a super coat (I should have kept her!)
I have several different colour projects.
The tri colours are mostly gold, slate, white. Occasionally gold, black & white and sometimes a combination of gold / chocolate / cream & white.
For now type and coat are paramount. Ears and eyes on some may need some work but I have definitely seen improvements in coat and type.
A couple of photos snapped when a few days old, a few weeks old then 8 weeks old finally a few months older in with some adult sows in the run that they live with.
Mr Fox is a Bi - Golden/Lilac Argente (Deep lilac undercolour with golden ticking. Belly golden)
He has produced a cracking son (photo to follow) when bred with my Bi- agouti sow (deceased)
From another pairing I got a Lemon/Lilac Argente sow. (Deep lilac undercolour with lemon ticking. Belly lemon)
When the lemon argente sow is old/large enough I will put her to Mr Fox's son.
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