Types of Cavies 

There are sixteen breeds of cavies accepted by the OCC and are as follows: 

 

 

Smooth Coat  

 Short hair with no rosettes or ridges

Satin Smooth Coat 

Satinized version of the smooth coat

Abyssinian

 Coat has a specific rosette and ridge pattern

Satin Abyssinian 

Satinized version of the abyssinian 

Peruvian

 Long hair with rear rosettes

Satin Peruvian 

Satinized version of the peruvian 

White Crested

Has a crest on the forehead and has white restricted only to the crest 

Satin Crested

Satinized version of the self or white crested 

 Silkie

 Long hair with no rosettes or ridges

Satin Silkie 

 Satinized version of the silkie

Teddy 

 Short and kinky hair

Satin Teddy 

 Satinized version of the Teddy

 Coronet

 Long hair and a crest on the forehead

Merino 

 Long curly hair and a crest on the forehead

Boucle 

Long curly hair with rear rosettes

Texel

Long curly hair with no ridges or rosettes

 

                                       Skinny Pig

Hair is restricted to the feet and face

 

 

 

 

Cavy Colours

Cavy coat colours accepted when showing your pet. Many variations and colours are seen in cavies though and any coloured cavy, even the hairless ones, make wonderful pets.

 

 

Beige

Pink Eyes

 Black 

 Dark Eyes

Buff

Dark or Pink Eyes

 Cream

Dark or Pink Eyes

Lilac

Pink Eyes

White

Dark or Pink Eyes

Slate Blue

Dark Eyes

Chocolate

Dark Eyes with a Ruby Cast

Orange

Dark or Pink Eyes 

Red

Dark Eyes 

 Dilute Agouti

Dark or Pink Eyes - Has a Belly Band

Golden Agouti

Dark  Eyes - Black Base with Red Tipping and Belly Band

Silver Agouti

Dark  Eyes with or without a Ruby Cast - Black Base with White Tipping and Belly Band 

        Solid Dilute

 Dark  or Pink Eyes - No Belly Band

 Solid Golden

 Dark  Eyes - Black Base with Red Tipping and No Belly Band

Solid silver

 Dark  Eyes - Black Base with White Tipping and No Belly Band

 Brindle

  Dark  Eyes - Red and Black intermixed

 Roan

  Dark or Pink Eyes - Any Self, Solid or Agouti color(s) intermixed with white hairs

Dalmation 

 Dark or Pink Eyes - Any Self, Solid or Agouti color(s) appearing as spots over the animals body

Dutch 

 Dark or Pink Eyes - Any Self, Solid or Agouti color appearing in a specific pattern broken up by white 

 Himalayan - pink eyes

 Pink Eyes - white with black points on ears, feet and nose

Parti 

Dark or Pink Eyes - Any Self, Solid or Agouti color appearing in patches on the animal (excluding black, red and white & black and red)

Tortoiseshell 

 Dark Eyes - Black and Red in a patched pattern

 Tortoiseshell & White

Dark Eyes - Black, Red and White in a patched pattern 

Marten

Dark or Pink Eyes - Black, Chocolate, Lilac, Beige or Slate Blue with silver belly and markings 

 Tan

 Dark or Pink Eyes - Black, Chocolate, Lilac, Beige or Slate Blue with tan belly and markings

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