SS Rudy, #RUDY
Platt's PQ/Platt's 5TSC
Cole's 4C11/SS Zephyr
SS Trinket, #T
SS Rudy/Carruth's Lady Diana
SS Mariah, #M
Chinchillas are awesome medium-sized bunnies ranging in
size from about 5 to 7 pounds. To me they look like
what Disney was looking at when he created Thumper.
admit that raising Standard Chinchillas has been a bit
of a challenge. One of the first questions we asked
when getting our original stock was what to cull for.
Five years later, we're still looking for an easy
answer. Culling for type is easy, but only 30 points
out of 100 are allocated to type in the SP. There's a
whopping 65 points on the pelt; 30 of those points are
allocated to fur (density, length & texture) and 35
points allocated to color (undercolor, ring color &
definition, and surface color). Since they don't get
their permanent coat until about 8 months of age, I'm
afraid that a lot of our better stock has taken a trip
to the pet shop. The answer we got from most of the
breeders we had asked about culling was that they cull
for what they like.
Length of coat to be between 1-1/4
to1-3/8 inches. The rollback fur is to be very dense
and fine in texture.
Undercolor to be dark slate blue.
Ring color to be pearl white (narrower than the
undercolor) with a thin black edge.
Surface color to be a light band, brightly ticked with
black guard hairs (wavy in appearance).
found Standard Chinchillas to be beautiful rabbits with
great personalities. They are just a tad bit bigger
than a Florida White, are easy keepers (1/3 cup of feed
and 1/4 cup of barley daily) and make wonderful pets.