Color Mutation Hybrids

The number of possible color combinations of known mutations is almost endless. Here is a list of most double mutation hybrids, and a few of the multi-mutation hybrids. These are not new colors, but combinations, or hybrids, of the mutations listed in the Recognized Color Mutations Section.

The Wilson White and Black Velvet gene carry a genetic "lethal factor," thus there is no known Homozygous White or Homozygous Black Velvet. Breeding two whites together will result in 25% fewer offspring littered, and breeding a Black Velvet or any TOV color to any other Black Velvet or TOV color will also result in 25 percent fewer offspring littered.

The Wilson White gene, due to the fact that it is an "incomplete dominant," (meaning it is not completely dominant over the natural allele "standard" grey) can manifest itself with a wide degree of variance. The Predominantly White, Mosaic, and Silver colors are all heterozygous Wilson White, they just have variances in coat pattern. This is the official MCBA description of these three variances:

  1. Predominantly White - Animals ranging from totally white to white with a scattering of dark guard hair.
  2. Mosaic - This (color) phase is to include all spotted animals.
  3. Silver - These are determined to have an even veiling tip over the entire body giving the animals a pale grey appearance which may range from light to dark. (Silvers have dark guard hair).

All chinchillas with the Tower Beige gene, whether Hetero Beige, Homo Beige, Tan, TOV Beige, Pink White, etc…will have red eyes. If they are Heterozygous Beige, they will have darker red eyes, and if they are Homozygous Beige, they will have light red to pink eyes. This is NOT an indication of albinism.

When the white color shows up in the phenotype, the word hybrid could be replaced with silver, mosaic, or predominantly white depending on how the white gene expresses itself in that individual animal. Pink whites are technically classified as predominantly white, white and beige hybrids, with an even blend of "pink white" color." Beige and white hybrids can also express themselves as silvers or mosaics, but are sometimes called pink whites anyway.

Dominant / Dominant Hybrids

Genotype
Phenotype
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Tower Beige Pink White
Heterozygous Wilson White + Homozygous Tower Beige Homozygous Pink White
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Gunning Black Black and White Hybrid
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Gunning Black TOV Beige
Homozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Gunning Black Homozygous TOV Beige
Homozygous Beige Homozygous Beige
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Gunning Black+ Heterozygous Tower Beige TOV Pink White
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Gunning Black+ Homozygous Tower Beige TOV Homozygous Pink White


Dominant / Recessive Hybrids

Genotype
Phenotype
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony White (Char/Eb carrier)
Heterozygous Wilson White + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony Char/Eb and White Hybrid
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Sapphire White (Sapphire carrier)
Heterozygous Wilson White + Homozygous Sapphire White and Sapphire Hybrid
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Violet White (Violet carrier)
Heterozygous Wilson White + Homozygous Violet White and Violet Hybrid
Heterozygous Wilson White + Heterozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony White and Tan Hybrid
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony Beige (Char/Eb carrier)
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony Tan / Pastel / Wrap-around Beige
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Sapphire Beige (Sapphire carrier)
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Sapphire Beige w/ Sapphire Influence
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Violet Beige (Violet carrier)
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Violet Beige w/ Violet Influence
Heterozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Gunning Black + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony TOV Tan
Homozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony Homo Beige (Char/Eb carrier)
Homozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony Homo Beige Tan / Homo Beige Pastel / Wrap-Around Homo Beige
Homozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Sapphire Homo Beige (Sapphire carrier)
Homozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Sapphire Homo Beige w/ Sapphire Influence
Homozygous Tower Beige + Heterozygous Violet Homo Beige (Violet carrier)
Homozygous Tower Beige + Homozygous Violet Homo Beige w/ Violet Influence
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony Black Velvet (Char/Eb carrier)
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony TOV Ebony
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Heterozygous Sapphire Black Velvet (Sapphire carrier)
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Homozygous Sapphire TOV Sapphire
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Heterozygous Violet Black Velvet (Violet carrier)
Heterozygous Gunning Black + Homozygous Violet TOV Violet


Recessive / Recessive Hybrids

Genotype
Phenotype
Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony
Homozygous Sapphire Sapphire
Homozygous Violet Violet
Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Heterozygous Violet (dihybrid) (Char/Eb and Violet carrier)
Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Homozygous Violet Violet (Char/Eb carrier)
Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Heterozygous Sapphire (dihybrid) (Char/Eb and Sapphire carrier)
Heterozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Homozygous Sapphire Sapphire (Char/Eb carrier)
Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Heterozygous Violet Charcoal/Ebony (Violet carrier)
Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Homozygous Violet Wrap-Around Violet
Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Heterozygous Sapphire Charcoal/Ebony (Sapphire carrier)
Homozygous Charcoal/Ebony + Homozygous Sapphire Iris / Wrap-Around Sapphire
Heterozygous Sapphire + Heterozygous Violet (dihybrid) (Sapphire and Violet carrier)
Heterozygous Sapphire + Homozygous Violet Violet (Sapphire carrier)
Homozygous Sapphire + Heterozygous Violet Sapphire (Violet carrier)
Homozygous Sapphire + Homozygous Violet Violephire / Sapphire and Violet hybrid
 

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