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Breeds of guinea pigs

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Breeds of guinea pigs

The correct name for the guinea pig is home coffee. For the sake of fairly simple breeding and small requirements, we often keep it in our apartments as pets. The South American Indians were the first to domesticate this caviar family. Currently, we can distinguish many breeds of guinea pigs, which differ in terms of their length or type of hair. Smooth-haired, hairless and long-haired are the three main groups of guinea pigs. For the sake of quite simple breeding and small requirements, we often keep her in our apartments as a home puppy. Indians inhabiting South America were the first people who domesticated this rodent from the caviform family. At present, we can distinguish many races of guinea pigs diverse because of their length or type of hair. Smooth-haired, hairless and long-haired are three main group of guinea pigs.

Hairless pigs

Skinny

Skinny guinea pigs are almost completely hairless. The mouth, limbs and genital areas are the only places where it occurs. Pig skin is velvety and incredibly sensitive to touch. The result is susceptibility to injury. It is a breed that was artificially bred in a laboratory. Pyszczek, the vicinity of the limbs and genital organs are the only places where she occurs. Give leather is velvety and incredibly sensitive touch. The result is the susceptibility to injuries. It is a breed artificially bred in the laboratory.

Shorthair pigs

The short-haired coffee still remains the most popular pig among breeders. The main breeds of short-haired pigs are: American, Abyssinian, Crested, American Crested, Peruvian, Somali, Curly, Ridgeback, Teddy and Rex. The main races of short-haired guins include: American, Abysyńska, Crested, American Crested, Peruvian, Somali, Curly, Ridgeback, Teddy and Rex.

American

This breed came to Europe in the 15th century and is currently the most popular breed on our continent. It is characterized by short and smooth fur and an oval nose. Its hair is perfectly close to the body and is quite dense. It is characterized by a short and smooth fur and an oval nose. Her fur perfectly adheres to the body and is quite thick.

Abyssinian

Abyssinian pig, otherwise known as a rosette, due to the specific appearance of the coat, enjoys considerable popularity among breeders. Their rosettes are formed by properly distributing the hair in many places on the head and body. In the case of purebred Abyssinian pigs, the number of rosettes is at least eight. The hair of this breed is quite stiff and coarse, which can be seen to the touch. Their rosettes are formed by properly distributing hair in many places on his head and torso. In the case of purebred Abyssinian pigs, the number of rosettes is at least eight. Hair in this breed is quite rigid and rough which can be seen in touch.

Crested

This breed is very similar to the American smooth-haired guinea pig, however, in the case of the crested breed, there is one rosette on the head, called the crown, which usually has a well-visible center. The short hair is very smooth against the body of the guinea pig. A short coat is very smoothly adhering to the body of a guinea pig.

American Crested

The American Crested guinea pig has the so-called Crested pig’s crown mentioned above, but its crown is white and the rest of the hair is single-colored. No other shade of coat can occur as it then disqualifies the mumps as an American Crested breed. However, there is a variety of Irish Crested – a pig with any color, but two rosettes should appear on its paws. No other shade of hair can not occur because then it will disconnect this guinea as an american crested race. However, there is a variety of IRISH CRESTED – a pig appearing with any urgment, but two rosettes should appear on its paws.

Kurzhaarer Peruaner (krótkowłosa peruwianka)

The Kurzhaarer Peruaner is a short-haired guinea pig called the Peruvian Shorthair. In the case of this pig, its hair grows in many directions. It has two swirls on the hips which make the hair grow in other directions. The Shorthair Peruvian is a very rare breed of guinea pig, like Texel, Teddy, and Merino. In the case of this pig, her hair grow in many directions. It has two spells on hips that make your hair grow in other directions. Shorthair Peruvian is a very rare breed of guinea pig, like Texel, Teddy and Merynos.

Somalia

Somali is an extremely interesting breed. She is a cross between an Abyssinian Pig and Teddy or Rex. Unfortunately, it does not occur on our continent. However, they are extremely popular in Australia. It is a crossword of the Absisy pig and Teddy or Rex. Unfortunately, it does not occur on our continent. However, they are extremely popular in Australia.

Curly

The Curly breed has very curly hair that gives the impression of being extremely soft and delicate. Although they are actually very rough, they are a cross between an Abyssinian and a Rex. However, she is only honored by the German and English standards as a separate breed. It was bred in the Scandinavian countries. Although they are actually very rough, they are a cross between an Abyssinian and a Rex. However, it is honored only in a German and English standard as a separate race. It was bred in the Scandinavian countries.

Ridgeback

The Ridgeback guinea pig breed has a very interesting coat pattern because the hairline that runs along the spine is very distinct and forms a sort of mohawk. It is a cross between a Peruvian or Abyssinian pig and other smooth-haired breeds. There is also the Crested Ridgeback variety, which is characterized by an additional rosette on the head. Ridgeback pigs acquire their distinctive features by about four weeks of age. This is a crossword of a peruvian or a swine abroad with other smooth-haired races. There is also a variant of Crested Ridgeback, which is characterized by an additional rosette on the head. Ridgeback pigs get their characteristic features in around the fourth week of life.

Teddy

One of the most popular breeds of guinea pigs is the Teddy. It looks like a plush mascot – hence it owes its name. Its hair reaches up to 6 cm and its weight even up to 1 kg. Floppy ears, a very oval head and widely spaced feet are the hallmarks of this breed. It looks like a plush mascot – from here owes your name. Her fur reaches up to 6cm and its weight even up to 1kg. Applause ears, very oval head and widely spaced feet are characteristic features of this race.

Rex

Rasa Rex has a very smooth and quite soft fur. According to the breed pattern, all hair should be at a 90 degree angle to the body. According to this race, all hair should be at an angle of 90 degrees to the body.

Longhair guinea pigs

Domestic longhaired coffee comes in the form of many breeds such as: Peruvian, Boucle, Sheltie, Texel, Coronet, Merino and Lunkarya.

Peruwianka

The most popular and famous breed of long-haired guinea pigs. Its hair reaches up to 50 cm in length and spreads out to the sides of the body along the spine. Sometimes the hair is so covering the body that it is difficult to locate the head and the back of the pig. Her fur reaches up to 50cm long and break down on the sides of the body along the spine. Sometimes the hair does not cover the body that it is difficult to locate where the head is and where the rear of the pig.

Bounce

The Peruvian variety with very curly hair is called the Alpaca or the Bounce race. This breed also has rosettes. In this race, a rosette also appears.

Sheltie

Shieltie, otherwise known as Silkie, is very similar to Peruvian guinea pigs, but can never have any rosettes or hair growing towards the face. Silkie has a long, smooth coat that flows freely over the body. When viewed from above, Silkie and his coat form a teardrop shape. It is commonly believed that the back of the hair is slightly longer. The silkie has a long, smooth coat that flows freely after the body. Looking from above, the silkie and his coat form the shape of tears. It is widely believed that the hair is slightly longer at the back.

Texel

Texel is a cross between Sheltie and Rex breeds. They were originally bred in Great Britain. They are characterized by long, curly hair and fur that is thicker and shorter around the face. The hair is quite coarse but growers are trying to remove this feature. They were originally grown in Great Britain. It is characterized by a long, curly fur and fur that is thicker and shorter around the face. The hair is quite rough, however, the breeders try to remove this feature.

Coronet

The Coronet breed resembles the Silkies with smooth hair that grows back encircling their body, but has a rosette on their forehead. As with the Crested Shorthair breeds, this rosette should be symmetrical and prominent, with a slight center and no sticky hair. A variety of Coronet with curly hair and a rosette on the head is Merino. As with short-haired crested ras, this rosette should be symmetrical and clear, with a small means and without adhering hair. Coronet variety with curly hair and a rosette on the head is Merino.

Lunkarya

The Lunkarya is a relatively new breed group developed first in Sweden and popular mainly in the Scandinavian countries. It has a long, coarse, curly hair that should be very dense and long. The group has three breed variations: Peruvian Lunkarya (with pronounced fringe), Sheltie Lunkarya (with hair flowing down the back of the body), and Lunkarya Coronet (with a rosette on the forehead). Has a long, rough, curly fur, which should be very dense and long. The group has three varieties of the breed: Lunkary Peruvian (with clear bangs), Sheltie Lunkarya (with hair flowing from the back of the body) and Lunkary Coronet (with rosette on the forehead).

Popular breeds of guinea pigs