Guinea Pigs/Agouti

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Hi, I am a previous guinea pig breeder and now working on a project of guinea pigs and I was wondering what are the different shades of Agouti guinea pigs
thanks so much,
Andrea

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Hello Andrea,

Golden Agouti- Red w/ black tips
Silver Agouti- Black w/ white tips
Dilute Agouti- any other pairing

Dilute Agouti is often seperated further, but for showing they are just called Dilute. The colors are as follows:

Lemon Agouti- Black w/ cream tips
Cinnamon Agouti- Chocolate w/ red tips
Platinum Agouti- Chocolate w/ white tips
Boston Creme Agouti- Chocolate w/ cream tips
Salmon Agouti- Lilac w/ orange tips
Frosted Lilac Agouti- Lilac w/ white tips
Opal Agouti- Lilac w/ cream tips
Copper Agouti- Beige w/ orange tips
Frosted Beige Agouti- Beige w/ white tips
Bronze Agouti- Beige w/ cream tips

Hope this has helped! Good luck with your project!

-kkat
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I can answer questions about nearly any aspect of Guinea Pigs (cavies) and their care, excluding only showing (although I do know a bit about that as well). Things I know about include, but are not limited to: breeding, breed and color variety recognition, health and medical, feeding, grooming, housing, color/coat type genetics, raising orphaned pups, pregnancy complications and care, gender identification, social behaviors, interactions with humans and other non-cavy pets, trick training, playtime and toys, and human allergies to Guinea Pigs. If I don't know the answer I will do my best to find it for you. Chances are, if I don't know it, one of my many cavy friends or mentors will.

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I have had Guinea Pigs (cavies) off and on since childhood. I have been actively studying them extensively for over 5 years. I bred for about a year (though I do not breed anymore). I currently own 9 cavies. I have dealt with many sick or injured cavies, including a very complicated pregnancy and delivery. I am also allergic to them and break out in hives when I touch them. I'm learning to deal with that right now. I also have successfully taught several of my piggies simple tricks such as "Come" and to jump through a hoop.

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