Rare Panda Guinea Pig Breed

Panda guinea pigs (cavies) are exclusive and unfortunately rare pedigree cavy breed in NZ.  They are very striking with their white coat, black eyes, ears and feet.  Pandas are genetically a Silver Agouti Cavy without the black hairs present.

First standard for the Pandas were presented to the New Zealand Cavy Club and Judges in 1979 by Christa Krey, second standard was presented to the Judges Association in 1990 this standard was then accepted as the standard for the Panda breed. 

If you like Pandas please support the breed and the breeders by supporting Independent Cavy Clubs.  Find out about the Cavy Clubs here.

panda MAIN SHOW STANDARDs

COLOUR:                Coat to be as white as possible, to be short and smooth                                 20

SHAPE:                   Cobby and firm in the flesh                                                                               10

BODY:                    Skin dark as possible and nostrils to be black                                                   10

EARS:                     To be large, drooping and as black as possible                                                15

EYES:                      Large, bold, black with black rims                                                                     15

FEET:                      To be black skinned without any pink skin patches or pads                               20

PRESENTATION:   As in self white                                                                                                   10

                                                                                                                                                      = 100

FAULTS: masking or ticked feet, flesh patches on feet, black ear rims only, flesh coloured nostrils.

DISQULIFICATIONS: fatty eye, breaks in coat, side whiskers, quiffs on belly, rosettes, running lice.

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