English Self - Originally bred in England,
the English Self is always smooth-coated and of
a single, solid colour.
Crested - exactly the same as the English
Self, except Cresteds have a rosette in the middle
of the forehead. The American Crested has
a rosette of a different colour than the main colour.
Agouti - the guinea pig is either grey,
brown or lemon coloured and has tiny specks of black
all over the fur. These colours are called the silver
agouti, the golden agouti and the lemon agouti.
The Common Multi-coloured - these guinea
pigs are smooth-coated and are usually black, red
and white. This colour is called tortoise-white.
They often have a white blaze on the forehead.
The Dutch - These guinea pigs are smooth-coated,
with two contrasting colours one of which must be
white. A pure-bred Dutch has a white blaze on the
forehead and a white 'saddle' on the back.
The Rex - due to the structure of the
fur, the hair bristles and creates the impression
The Satin - due to the structure of the
fur, the coat appears to be extremely glossy.
The Hymalayan - they are smooth-coated
and their colouring is similar to that of the siamese
cats, which means the coat is very light (the whiter,
the better) and the nose, the ears and the paws
are brown or black.