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
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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