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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Chinchilla mutations

I was just curious if anyone on here breeds for goldbar, blue diamond, royal blue, or any of those really hard to breed colors!!
thats what ive heard anyways, that these colors are really hard to breed for..... are these colors available here in the US, or just the UK? i would like to get any one of these colors, but i know it wouldnt be practical because of the amount of dedication and what not it takes to be successful at breeding these colors. i am really curious though about how much of any of these colors cost... anybody that wants to help school me on these, i would appreciate it!!! thanks
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There are some US breeders that have those mutations. These mutations need improvement. In order to improve them you need to have many high quality standard grey chins to breed with them and a lot of patience because it might be years before you actually produce the mutation colors you mentioned.

Cost varies - $500 - $2000.

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There's a lot of Blue Diamond breeders over here (afro violet x sapphire)
As fars as I know, there's only goldbarn in the US. It's not harder to breed than any other recessive mutation, but there's not that many animals - in other words it's not a mutation a lot of people like to work with.
As far as I know, it's near impossible to get hold the rare recessive mutations if you are not planning on breeding them. People do not want the few animals they have to be used as pets and not breedingstock

If I use google to calculate for me, a male BD from Denmark is abour $1,350 and a femal is $2000

We still have furfarmers, so we have a lot of high quality std and black velvet lines to choose from. We also have one fur breeder who likes to breed "advanced" mutations, so we have quite a few high quality BD animals (last I checked he had about 12 BD animals).

But BD is not a mutation per say. It's just like a Pink White a mix between different mutations. But because it's two recessive mutations you need to be shown at the same time, it's hard to breed them...

I'm not sure, but I think this one breeder may also be working on a tripple diamond (afro violet x german violet x sapphire)

I know some may say that violet x sapphire is not a true BD because of Santiago, but the truth is, that Santiago has absolutely no idea what was in the animals he got this new mutation from. He sold a lot of his BD animals to the danish furbreeder (Niels Sørig), and he has worked with the mutation ever since, and he actually know what's in the animals

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