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    Rare guinea pigs

    Hello all

    i am new to the world of guinea pigs, and I'm after some general information. One of my piggies was sold as a female but turns out it was a male, so I now have a few baby pigs.
    I have been reading up on rare guinea pigs and colours etc... but I'm not finding the information I'm after. I have a grey/silver coloured white created male and was wondering if it was rare as I have not seen any grey guinea pigs before.
    any comments would be fab
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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    Have you separated mom and dad? She can get pregnant again right after giving birth. Back to back pregnancies are very hard on guinea pigs.

    The male babies should also be separated from females at three weeks old to prevent them from getting their mom or sisters pregnant.


    I currently have 2 silver/grey guinea pigs. Both a slightly different shade of grey.

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    Hi
    yes I have separated all the males from the females, pups are 4weeks old now, I'll see if I can get a decent picture

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    Grey/Silver pigs really aren't that rare. It's just a coat marking. I had a silver/white one at one time. Silver agouti is one kind as well. There are many varieties.

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

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    Aw, he's so adorable! I've never owned a silver guinea pig, but I've always thought they're gorgeous. You don't see them near as often as the more typical colors, but I don't think they're extremely rare.

    Your boy's color/pattern is silver agouti, with maybe a little Fox pattern as well... and his breed is a White Crested mix! That's where his cute white hairdo on his head comes from

    I posted tons of links in this thread on the different breeds/colors/patterns here if you'd like to check it out! Some people posted pics of their silver piggies there, as well: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...colors-pattern

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    Thank you all for your replies! I will definitely have a look at the links you have posted, thanks

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    I love the way a gray and white guinea pig looks

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    That is one cute piggie!

    Come to think of it, all of the piggies in this thread are adorable.

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    Re: Rare guinea pigs

    What adorable markings with the white crest and the dark eyes and ears!

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