HI there everyone!!! =]=]=]
The first picture Roz submitted is my Cheech Jr. He's a wonderful little guy.. i have a ton of other pictures of him on my site.
the story behind him even being is quite touching... at least to me..<3
everyone is right about the marking, a panda mosaic is just the way the dark happens to appear on the chinchilla. more like humans.. not all have freckles or moles in the same places.. just how the colors happen to fall on the being. its more likely to occur with an ebony & a white of some kind. although i guess you could have a light panda as well from a regular old mosaic. Cheech is considered a 'true' panda, i have had him seen by a few big breeders & they fell in kove. too bad its not a genetic thing.. then he would have little pandas too, but thats not how it happens.. yours have just as much likelyness to through that color pattern as my Jetta & Cheech(his dad had)
your also right, that a breeder shouldnt charge more for the pattern.. its the same thing, just can be called something else.. like a panda mosaic instead of a mosaic. i have been offered $300 for him though.. but i will not sell him, hes worth more than any money to me. (he can be called, an ebony mosaic, a white ebony mosaic, white ebony, a mosaic,or a panda mosaic..) i choose panda.. i think he looks a lot like one, so thats his nick name anyways. =]
anywho, thanks for all the nice comments about him.. i wish everyone could see his personalitly too.. hes GREAT!!!! <3 him a lot! =]=]