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    Lightbulb Piggie Breed?

    IMG_0652 by Liz Degagner, on Flickr

    I'm trying to figure out the breed of one of my piggies. Namely the white one. She's got really long butt hair and her hair is really smooth/silky. I'm thinking she's a mix of Abby and something else. Anyone able to help?

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    She looks like she could be a Silkie, or Silkie mix! Maybe Silkie/Aby or Silkie/American? Does she have any rosettes? This link has a great description of all the different breeds: https://www.somerzby.com.au/blog/ult...ig-breed-list/

    I love figuring out piggy breeds, and started a thread about it here if you want to check it out as well! I have more breed/patterns links there https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...99#post1018499

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MerryFriarTuck View Post
    She looks like she could be a Silkie, or Silkie mix! Maybe Silkie/Aby or Silkie/American? Does she have any rosettes? This link has a great description of all the different breeds: https://www.somerzby.com.au/blog/ult...ig-breed-list/

    I love figuring out piggy breeds, and started a thread about it here if you want to check it out as well! I have more breed/patterns links there https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...99#post1018499
    She has no rosettes at all which is why I'm confused since she has the Abby face.

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    Hmmm.... without any rosettes I'm guessing Silkie/American mix... I might be able to figure more out with some more pictures! She's a pretty piggy

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    IMG_0658 by Liz Degagner, on Flickr
    IMG_0717 by Liz Degagner, on Flickr
    IMG_0710 by Liz Degagner, on Flickr
    Coconut by Liz Degagner, on Flickr
    IMG_0676 by Liz Degagner, on Flickr

    That's pretty much what I have for pictures of her.

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    What a sweet face! She and your other piggies are all so cute

    Seeing these pictures, I totally think she's a Sheba mix! Shebas are a cross between a Abyssinian and Peruvian, and have the Aby face with long fur on their back ends. If you google Shebas, most of them have thick fluffy hair, but if they're only half Sheba, they look like this... And so much like her!
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    She may have Silkie in her genes somewhere, too, with her soft fur; or it could be a Sheba trait as well. I would say she's a Sheba/American mix! She has the Sheba hair pattern, just not as thick, which I think comes from the American shorthair

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    Turns out she has a florette on either side of her body right behind her arms. They're really hard to see though because of the way the hair falls and them being super flat.

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    Re: Piggie Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by InfamousPigs View Post
    Turns out she has a florette on either side of her body right behind her arms. They're really hard to see though because of the way the hair falls and them being super flat.
    That fits with Sheba, too; they also have rosettes!

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