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Conformation and Quality / Ebonies...
« on: May 26, 2011, 11:50:01 AM »
What is the difference in a Homo and a Hetero Ebony (if any?)
How do you tell the difference between each different ebony (light, med. dark, x dark)??

I have a male that is classified as a hetero extra dark ebony on his pedigree his dam is a dark tan and his sire is a hetero extra dark ebony. He has very dark, shiny black fur every where!

Then I have a female whose pedigree says she is a medium ebony but lists her generations as all ebony or ebony carriers not light med. dark or hetero/homo. She looks like a dark standard except with her belly being the same color all over.

I also have an other female whose pedigree says she is a medium ebony but lists her other generations as all ebonies (nothing else). she looks alot like my TOV black but with her belly and sides being the same color all over.

Why is there such a big difference in color between the two females when both are supposed to be "medium Ebony" and why is my male called a hetero ebony and an extra dark ebony?

I'll get some good quaility pictures tonight and get them posted.

Conformation and Quality / shows in MI?
« on: January 27, 2011, 09:53:56 AM »
Besides the MCBA show this weekend (jan 26th 2011) is there any other shows here in Michigan? I'd love to go to a show but can't make this one. thanks

Conformation and Quality / white to tell?
« on: January 27, 2011, 09:50:25 AM »
I know that by breeding a white to an ebony will get a white ebony but if you don't know the background of the chin how can you tell since they can't be bred?

I have a male that was recently just dropped off here and he is all white with a few dark hairs on his face, his tail seems almost black except the tip which is white and the only other marking he has is a very dark spot on his leg that wraps around from the front to the back and slightly on his belly.

Just wondering if he would be considered a white ebony or if I should just stick with calling him a mosaic for lack of background knowledge. It's not really that important to know as he is just one of my rescues but I was curious to know.

North East USA / breeding run cages in MI
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:19:36 AM »
I have someone I'm purchasing 8 "breeding" chinchillas with no pedigrees from. and I have no need for the breeding run cages as they will not be kept in breeding, so I'm looking to see if anyone in Michigan would like to purchase them from me. I'm asking $60 a cage and there are 6 "cages". There are three of each: 3-hole and 4-hole cages. but I'm only selling 5 cages because I'm keeping one for when there are babies (as all 5 girls are most likely pregnant).

the three hole cages measure: 12inches high by 19 inches wide by 69inches long (each section is 23inches long) with the run at the back.
the four hole cages measure 12inches high by 21inches wide by 48inches long (each section is 12inches long) with the run at the back.

You can pick any 5 and I'll keep the last one. Or if anyone just wants one or two that's fine too. I'd just like them sold so I can get separate cages for all the new chins!
you can reach me through my email at

Q & A / does anyone have.....
« on: November 01, 2010, 05:50:55 PM »
I would like to make some fleece items for my chins cages and I have searched and found instructions for hammocks, shelf and ramp covers and a few other things but no one has any instructions for a fleece house.....can anyone help me out? I know those that sell them would rather not give that up and I understand, but I would like to save myself some money and be able to make my own for my self, I'm not trying to add to the cluster of people trying to sell them, just want to make some for my chinbabies! thanks in advance

New Births / BABY
« on: November 01, 2010, 09:06:43 AM »
I had several rescues in. One is a medium ebony female housed with a female homo beige. After my initial check the beige was not a female, and the ebony was very preg! so they are separated, and I've been watching mom for the last couple weeks. she finally gave birth! she was so big I was expecting at least twins possibly trips but she only had one huge female!!! I'm guessing light tan? she is the same color all the way around her entire body. here are two pics of her at about 4 hours old!!!!

General Chat / help with names
« on: October 07, 2010, 09:04:40 AM »
I just got 5 new arrivals in and I'm wondering if anyone can help me name some of them! I try to stick with characters from movies. I have a male, and 2 females without names still. Though they won't all be housed together I like naming them in "groups" so it makes more since lol! any suggestions? The three names should all come from the same movie.

I'm done letting my fiance do it....I end up with names from what I condisider dumb movies  lol.....Austin Powers and The Nutty Professor......**sigh**

Here are names I already have for some of my chins:
Mojo (Wilson White) & Foxy Cleopatra (Standard) (I've had 4 years)
Sherman (Mosiac) & Ms. Perdy (Black Velvet) (I've had 2 years)
Tarzan (Black Velvet) & Jane (Wilson White) (NEW)
beige male, ebony female and dark standard (NEW)

Thanks for your input!

Health / runny poo but nothing else is different?? any ideas?
« on: October 06, 2010, 10:22:13 AM »
My female Black Velvet just had her kits weaned about a week ago. The last couple of days she has had very runny poo it's been a huge mess. all over her and her cage! She is eating, drinking and just as active as usual, nothing seems out of the ordinary. The only difference is that I did change everyones diet (to tradition) last week, I did it slowly with their old food plus the new and everyone else (all 9) seem to be ok and nothing has changed, just her. I was wondering if anyone had any idea if its just the food change or if it has something to do with her kits being weaned???? any suggestions would be helpful, thanks

General Chat / New chin...spraying prob again
« on: September 27, 2010, 12:07:51 PM »
I just picked up a new rescue. She was dropped off at a parrot rescue with a Macaw. She spent a month or more there before I got her. I was able to just reach in pick her up and hold her and she was wonderful. She had a harnees thing, so with that on she rode home in my lap (I was NOT driving my fiance was lol) and I even took her into the pet store when I went to get dog food. She loved it, she sat on my shoulder and rode around the store. Then I got her home she cuddled up in my lap while my fiance put her cage back together she sat there for a half hour. After I put her in her cage she wont let me take her out without spraying me several times first. Then she comes forward lets me scratch behind her ears and her chin then I can pick her up and she will ride on my shoulder, or cuddle on my lap. I'm not sure whats going on this time! LOL I'm sticking to the rules, holding my hand in there even when shes spraying me, and she will do this about 3-4 times then she sits in the corner for about a minute then slowly walks forward and I can start to pet her. After that I just pick her up.

Q & A / Rabbit feed
« on: September 20, 2010, 04:13:08 PM »
I've notice contradictions before. What BRANDS of Chinchilla food AND rabbit food are safe, healthy and alright for chinchillas to eat. I've notice that rabbit feed seems to be cheaper but not sure if its ok for my chins to eat. My local pet stores don't buy alot of chin food because there isn't an abundace of chin owners in my area so they always seem to run out when I'm in most need of it.....but they always seem to have rabbit feed. Would it be ok for me to gradually switch them to a rabbit feed and if so WHAT should I get? I have 7 adults and two babies to care for and I need some advice. Thanks everyone

New Births / Perdy's Twins
« on: September 20, 2010, 03:15:12 PM »
Perdy and Sherman finally had TWINS! This is their 4th litter together and they have had single baby standard boys EVERYTIME. Mommy is a Black Velvet and Daddy is a Reverse Mosiac. I'm so happy to finally see color and a girl!!!!! The little girl is a Standard (but at least its a girl!LOL) and the little boy (again) is a Reverse Mosaic (who looks EXACTLY like his dad....I mean exactly) It is so different seeing thier interactions with each other compared to seeing just a baby and his mom/dad together. Here are a couple pictures from this past weekend they are 6 weeks old! wow how they grow so fast!

Memorials / Lost one of my little ones
« on: September 20, 2010, 02:49:10 PM »
I just lost Rolly a couple weeks ago. Not sure what happened, but it was so hard finding her. I keep telling myself there was no way to help what happened but its so hard walking in the room and seeing her cage mate all alone. He isn't taking it so well either, he is back to chewing his fur off! but he won't accept any other chin so I don't know what to do for the poor little guy! Just wanted to post, I'm so sad, she is one of the twins I got as a birthday gift for my fiance almost 5 years ago. Her sister Poly is doing well and is expecting babies at the end of October hopefully. I miss Rolly dearly but I've got all my other little ones to help me though it.

Health / Tumor and Fur chewing questions
« on: April 09, 2010, 08:00:50 PM »
I just received a 5 year old standard male named "Chili" as a rescue today.  He was purchased as a 1 year old from a large breeder in Michigan (not sure where)and he has a metal ear tag with a 3 digit number on it. The girl has had him for about 4 years. She lived in an apartment until she got married. She said before her apartment they lived with her parents and their pets so he was used to that. Then in May 2009 she got married and moved out of her apartment and in with her husband and his cat and dogs.  But then "Chili" started missing fur and he has been chewing on his fur since. She had taken him to the vet and was given a clean bill of health (no teeth or eye issues) just missing fur.

She thought he was fur chewing because he was lonely since she doesn't give him playtime anymore or any of her time at all to be quite honest. So she contacted me about taking him in and I went and picked him up this morning.

He is pretty bad on the fur chewing but after getting the little guy home I did a physical check myself and I noticed under his right front paw(underarm area) a bare patch that was large, swelled up and very bright red, under his left front paw(underarm area) I noticed a smaller red bare patch not bumped up as much or as large. Could this be a tumor or an issue with the fur chewing. I need to know asap if I should take him in to a veterinarian or what? I've never seen anything like this before!! Here are some pictures of the red bump and chewed fur! :-\

Board Requests & questions / Profile help!
« on: April 05, 2010, 10:14:14 PM »
I have been trying to add a picture to my profile and it keeps giving me a message that it is too large (it is only 24.2 KB) ::tickedoff:: or it's not an avatar. ::shrug::  the picture that I'd like to use is below, what can I do or how do I change it so that I can use it?? please help me out.

General Breeder Chat / Questions to ask potential adopters.
« on: March 22, 2010, 08:59:26 PM »
I have my male baby to sell plus i have a female that i rescued that i would like to find homes for. what questions are good to ask potential adopters? I need this info quick because I already have several people asking about them both!!!!

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