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Before you read this document, we reccommand you go to Chinchilla Color Mutation first so you will have a basic knowledge of chins color since this page will only concentrate on their Fur Color.

It is very important for all chin owner to know what offspring will a pair produce before breeding the animals.  In general, White, Beige, and Black Velvet are classified as incompletely dominate mutations.  Which means, when these color mutants bred to Standard, half of them will be the same color as the mutant parents, either White, Beige or Black, and half of the offspring will be Standard.

Keep in mind that all the combinations in this page are explain through THEORY ONLY!  If you recently breeding a White to a Standard, don't always expect to get a White in one or two litters.  It may take several litters to get the color you want.  We once heard that a Beige male did not produce a single Beige in 8 litters.

We try our best to provide as much combination as we know.  Hope you can find these useful.


Standard

Standard can bred to any color mutants.  When two standards mated, they will give you 100% standard.  When standard bred to mutants, let say White, what you can get is a 50% chance of white and the others are standards.

Standard & Standard

Standard 100%

 

Standard & Wilson White

Standard 50%
Wilson White 50%

 

Standard & Hetero Beige

Standard 50%
Hetero Beige 50%

 

Standard & Black Velvet

Standard 50%
Black Velvet 50%

 

When Standard bred to Pink White, you will then need to break down the color involved in the parents.  Pink White is a offspring from a White and Beige, so if we breed one with a standard, there will be four combinations.

Standard & Pink White

Standard 25%
White 25%
Hetero Beige 25%
Pink White 25%

For more complex case like breeding a standard to a brown velvet/white cross, you will need to break down all the color from brown velvet (standard, beige, black velvet) and white. Including all the possible combinations of white mate to standard, beige and black velvet.

Standard & Black/White cross

Standard 12.5%
White 12.5%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Black Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%

Wilson White  (or Albino White)

Wilson Whites should not bred against their same color. Not even a pure white with a mosaic.  A lethal factor appears to be present, and fewer babies are born to such parents. Either no offspring will be born or a very weak offspring that will cause death soon after it was born.  Or in others word, there is no problem to bred these two color together but keep in mind that there will be 25% no baby.

White & White

White 50%
Standard 50%
Fatal 25%

However, Whites can cross with other mutants sucessfully other than any chins who got a White gene in their background such as Silver White, Mosaic, White Violet and the like.

White & Hetero Beige

Standard 25%
White 25%
Hetero Beige 25%
Pink White 25%

Pink White

This mutant has a Whie gene in its background so cound not be breed against each other.

Pink White & Pink White

Pink White 25%
Fatal 25%
White 12.5%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Homo Beige / White cross 12.5%
Standard 6.25%
Homo Beige 6.25%

 

Pink White & White

White 25%
Pink White 25%
Fatal 25%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Standard 12.5%

 

When Pink White bred with brown velvet, you need to break down the color from pink white (beige, Wilson white, and standard) and brown velvet (beige, black velvet, standard), and then work out all of the possibilities from these pairs.  Now let's work out Pink White with Hetero Beige first and Black Velvet the second.

Pink White & Hetero Beige

Hetero Beige 25%
Pink White 25%
White 12.5%
Standard 12.5%
Homo Beige 12.5%
Homo Beige / White corss 12.2%

 

Pink White & Black Velvet

White 12.5%
Standard 12.5%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Black Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%

When we combine the above two, we will get:

Pink White & Brown Velvet

Hetero Beige 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
White 6.25%
Standard 6.25%
Black Velvet 6.25%
Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige 6.25%
Homo Beige / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Balck Velvet / White cross 6.25%

Homozygous Beige

For a brief explaination of a Homoe Beige, please go to here.

Homozygous Beige is very rear to see in pet store because it is very hard to control its population and it's very valuable.  Since Homo Beige has two dominant genes to present its color coat, when it bred to standard:

Homo Beige & Standard

Hetro Beige 100%

Generally speaking, a Homo Beige will not give birth to Standard kits and that's why they are so valuable.

Homo Beige & Black Velvet

Hetero Beige 50%
Brown Velvet 50%

 

Home Beige & White

Pink White 50%
Hetero Beige 50%

With the results above, we can conclude that when Homo Beige mate to Black Velvet/White cross, we will have:

Homo Beige & Black Velvet / White cross

Hetero Beige 25%
Brown Velvet 25%
Pink White 25%
Hetero Beige 25%

 

When a Homo Beige mate to Brown/White cross, breaking down the color might be more complicate. See Brown Velvet (Beige and black velvet's offspring), mate to Homo beige, there will also be 25% chance of getting a Homo Beige because Brwon Velvet got a Beige gene in its background.

Homo Beige & Brown Velvet

Brown Velvet 25%
Hetero Beige 25%
Homo Beige 25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 25%

By seeing all the possiblities from Homo Beige & Brown Velvet and Homo Beige & White (as shown before), when we combine them together, we will then end up with possibily 8 combinations.

Homo Beige & Brown Velvet / White cross

Hetero Beige 12.5%
Homo Beige 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Homo Beige / White cross 12.5%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 12.5%
Homoe Beige / Balck Velvet / White cross 12.5%

Heterozygous Beige

Most of the Beige colors sold in the pet shop are Hetero Beige. They have a dominant gene over a recessive gene. So they will produce Standard when they bred to other color. The most common breeding combination of Hetero beige is bred with another Hetero beige because people will have a 25% chance to get a Homo beige.

Hetero Beige & Hetero Beige

Hetero Beige 50%
Standard 25%
Homo Beige 25%

 

If you want to know all of the possible combinations of breeding Hetero beige and brown velvet/white cross together, you, again, need to break down the color involved in the parents. (Hetero Beige & Hetero Beige were listed above)

Hetero Beige & Brown Velvet

Hetero Beige 25%
Brown Velvet 25%
Standard 12.5%
Homo Beige 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 12.5%

 

Hetero Beige & White

Standard 25%
Hetero Beige 25%
White 25%
Pink White 25%

When combining the two results, you will get up to 11 possible combinations:

Hetero Beige & Brown Velvet / White cross

Hetero Beige 12.5%
Black Velvet 6.25%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
White 6.25%
Standard 6.25%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%

Black Velvet

It is very important to know that Black Velvet cannot breed with another Black Velvet because of lethal factor. You may expect no offspring from this pair.

Black Velvet & Black Velvet

Black Velvet 50%
Standard 25%
Fatal 25%

Moreover, since Brown Velvet also having a black velvet gene, they also should not be bred against Brown Velvet.

Black Velvet & Brown Velvet

Black Velvet 25%
Brown Velvet 25%
Fatal 25%
Beige 12.5%
Standard 12.5%

 

Any other mutants containing a Black Velvet gene should not be bred to Black Velvet, such as brown velvet/white cross. It will also have the 25% possibilities to be no baby. Other than that, black velvet can cross with other color mutant successfully. For example, when Black Velvet bred to White:

Black Velvet & White

Standard 25%
White 25%
Black Velvet 25%
Black Velvet / White cross 25%

And now, let's combine the above two results again, Pink White is an occasion kit of breeding Hetero Beige to a White. When Black Velvet bred to Pink White, just simply combine the above two to get all of the possibilities.

Black Velvet & Pink White

Black Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
White 12.5%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Standard 12.5%
Black Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%

Brown Velvet

Brown velvet (velvetly Beige), by having a lethal gene, they also cannot be bred against each other as the black velvet dose. This pair will not produce healthy kits. But we can still try to break down the color from brown velvet, which is Standard, Beige and Black Velvet, to list all the possibilities. When Standard bred to Beige, or Black Velvet, we have a 50% chance to get each color. When beige Bred to Beige, we got 25% chance of getting a Homo Beige and 50% chance of getting a Hetero Beige.  Then when Black Velvet mate to Beige, we got 25% chance of getting both Black Velvet and Brown Velvet. And, of course, when Black Velvet bred together, we will have 25% of fatal. Eh, finally, when we combine all of the above results, we will have 7 possibilities, including 25% of fatal.

Brown Velvet & Brown Velvet

Brown Velvet 25%
Fatal 25%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 12.5%
Standard 6.25%
Homo Beige 6.25%

A Brown Velvet should also not bred to Black Velvet. As well as Black Velvet/White cross. In short, brown velvet cannot bred to any other velvet. For example, Brown Velvet/White cross because after we break down all the color involved in the parents, we have:

Brown Velvet & Brown Velvet / White cross

Fatal 25%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Hetero Beige 6.25%
Black Velvet 6.25%
Pink White 6.25%
Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige 3.125%
White 3.125%
Standard 3.125%

Except crossing with the Velvet, Brown Velvet can bred to other colors successfully.   For example, when Brown Velvet bred to Pink White. As mentioned, Pink White is the result of breeding White and Beige, so we need to see the result of breeding Brown Velvet (Beige and Black Velvet) with White and Beige first.

Brown Velvet & White

White 12.5%
Hetero Beige 12.5%
Standard 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
Black Velvet / White cross 12.5%

 

Brown Velvet & Hetero Beige

Hetero Beige 25%
Brown Velvet 25%
Standard 12.5%
Black Velvet 12.5%
Homo Beige 12.5%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 12.5%

Combine the two results together, we will have up to 12 possibilities

Brown Velvet & Pink White

Hetero Beige 12.5%
Pink White 12.5%
Brown Velvet 12.5%
Brown Velvet / White cross 12.5%
White 6.25%
Standard 6.25%
Black Velvet 6.25%
Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige 6.25%
Homo Beige / White cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet cross 6.25%
Homo Beige / Black Velvet / White cross 6.25%

Ebony

Ebony is a recessive mutant.  Which is you must have two recessive genes being present.  When there is only one recessive gene in a chin, the chin is consider to be an Ebony carrier.  The evidence of an Ebony carrier is that it have a black belly instead of white.  One way to have an Ebony is to bred two recessive carrier against each other.

Standard (Ebony carrier) & Standard (Ebony carrier)

Standard (Ebony carrier) 50%
Standard 25%
Hetero Ebony 25%

Another way to get Ebony is to let an Ebony bred with another color mutants.  For example:

Hetero Ebony & Standard

Hetero Ebony 50%
Standard (Ebony carrier) 50%

When you breed an Ebony to other color such as Beige, another color mutant, Tan or Brown Ebony, will be produce.  Tan is a color mutants coat with Beige to dark brown color over its entire body including its belly.

Hetero Ebony & Hetero Beige

Hetero Ebony 25%
Hetero Beige 25%
Tan 25%
Standard 25%

Ebony, as a recessive mutants, will only produce you Standard when breeding with another recessive mutants such as Alfro Violet, Sapphire or Pastel.  All the Standards they produce will either be a carrier of an Ebony gene or Violet (same as Sapphire, Charcoal or Pastel) gene which the fur color will not be visible.

Hetero Ebony & Alfro Violet

Standard (Ebony carrier) 50%
Standard (Violet carrier) 50%

Most people breed Hetero Ebony against Hetero Ebony for one reason: they want to get a dominant ebony whcih we so-called Homo Ebony.   Same as Homo Beige, they are much valuable because the word "Homo" means there are two dominate genes being present in the animal and so it will not give people any Standard.  So, when Hetero Ebony breed to Hetero Ebony,

Hetero Ebony & Hetero Ebony

Hetero Ebony 50%
Homo Ebony 25%
Standard 25%

As mentioned, Homo Ebony being so valuable because they will not produce Standard Kits just like Home Beige.  Below are some of the combinations we worked out.

Homo Ebony & Standard

Hetero Ebony 100%

 

Homo Ebony & Homo Beige

Tan 100%

 

Homo Ebony & Pink White

Hetero Ebony 50%
Pink White 50%
Tan 50%
White 50%

 

Homo Ebony & Sapphire

Hetero Ebony (Sapphire carrier) 100%

Violet

We heard of some other chin owners saying that Violet is tend to be more calm.  They mostly have nice characteristics and nice tamperment.   We don't know it is true or not but at least it is true to ours two.  And they are smaller in term of size of chinchillas.  Well the cheapest way to get a Violet is to have a Violet bred against a carrier.  There is no rule for which color mutants being the best carrier.  But if you want a very nice deep purple, you will most likely to have a Black Velvet carrier.  Then it makes sense that if you want a light purple, get a White carrier.  If you decided to have a Standard carrier which is as common, then the lighter the Grey carrier the lighter the Violet coat.  And if the carrier is a very dark grey animal, then the offspring will be more like deep and nice purple Violet...make sense?

Violet   & Standard (Violet carrier)

Standard 50%
Standard (Violet carrier) 25%
Violet 25%

The only pair which will give you a 100% Violet kit is a pair of Violet.

Violet & Violet

Violet 100%

We heard the newest Violet section is a Violet with a violet belly instead of a clean belly.  We are not sure it's true or not but somehow is possible when the breeder get a Ebony with Violet carrier and breed against a Violet.   It will take several generation but it's possible and which already go far beyond our area anyway.  What we know is true that when Ebony bred with Violet, there will only be Standard carriers.

Violet & Ebony (hetero)

Standard (Violet carrier) 50%
Standard (ebony carrier) 50%

If you find out any mistake, please let us know.  Thank You

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