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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 06:23 PM
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I need help finding out what I have ... I know it is a chinchilla, but it is 5 months old and weighs only 202 grams, it's ears are smaller than a normal chinchilla, it's head is in porportion to it's size, a tail about half the size of a normal chin and hopps like a bunny! (I accused the momma of mating with a chipmonk! ~ that's what this little fur-ball reminds me of :o))

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 06:26 PM
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Unhappy Photo of ???

This is "Tiny" my little ???:hershey:
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 06:30 PM
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Photo of ???

Another veiw of "Tiny"
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 08:18 AM
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Looks like a normal 5 month old chinchillas to me. If it actually is smaller than normal, at the most, you have a dwarf.

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I agree with Christi,

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Question Chin Size

I guess I should have put one up with a compare it with.
There is only 2 days difference in the age of these two.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 12:37 PM
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I have twins that were born on the same day from the same parents and the female is twice the size of the male. Like people, some chins grow and develop more slowly than others - it doesn't mean anything usually.

Btw, cute chins!!

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Thanks! Christi. This one just looks to tiny compaired to the rest of my chins the same age and it's face, head, ears, tail and size are so much smaller than the rest. I just wondered.

Tiny just seems "different" to me and everyone who sees him in person make remarks similar to that. Guess I'll just wait and see if he gets to a normal size later.

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You're welcome!! It is possible that he is a dwarf or that he's just a small chinchilla. Do you know his parents' genetic background?

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2002, 02:14 PM
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I still have alot to learn about chinchillas but when I bought Sabachin he was 4 months old and weighed a few grams more than my 6 week old boys.He is still small for his age next to mine


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Smile Tiny's Background

Tiny came from a breeder in N.C. from two normal sized chinchillas. He does not know of any minatures in the parents background, but is going to keep a close watch on the mother and the other females in the same run.

At first I thought he might be a dwarf, but it is my understanding that dwarfs have a head and ears the same size as a full size chin and are out of porportion to it's body.

Minatures are just much smaller than a regular chin and are in porportion in size all over, or so I have been told.

I'm a hobby breeder with 59 chinchillas (58 all normal size). Still learning.

I can find little or no info on minature chins. Tried Mary-Ann Holden, but could get no response.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-25-2002, 08:11 AM
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IMO there is no such thing as a miniature chin. Some are smaller than others and therefore shouldn't be bred as that is not a desirable trait, just as dwarfism is not.

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I had not planned on breeding him ... he is going to be my own personal little fur ball

I just wanted to know more about him, if possible. He's to cute to let anyone else have him!

I think the bigger the chin, the prettier and healthier they are. That is my goal with all my chins.

Tiny is not "pretty", but he is cute. I just want to be on the look out for any problems there might be due to his size.
 
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I think tiny is very beautiful is there a possibility he may start growing later on?


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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-28-2002, 08:31 AM
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Smile Hi Runt

Thanks for the encouraging thought and compliment on Tiny Hopefully he will grow, but if he doesn't ~ gonna love 'em anyway!
Take care and God bless.


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