Hahaha! Expert? Hahaha!
Breeds and varieties interest me because I´m curious, but since I haven´t gotten beyond the color genes (hair genes are a whole other story!), that would make me the resident expert wannabe.
I could give it a try, though, if you posted pictures. Brown and tan could be half a dozen things. And you can´t have four colors on a pig.
Cara, Sherman is a long haired pig, right? I have no idea what you call "brown" and "tan", but long haired pigs usually have quite a bit of shading. Long black hair can look greyish, long red hair can look creamish. In show pigs, it´s bad news, but in pet pigs, it´s very common.
If Sherman has black hair, it means he also has dark eyes. And it also means he can´t be a mosaic, so it has to be fading. Any picture of him?
On your web site, you describe Sherman as a lemon agouti. As far as I can see, he has cream patches, white patches and agouti patches. To me, his agouti color looks more cream agouti than lemon agouti, but you´ll know best. I have no idea where you see a 4th color. Of course, each agouti hair has two colors on it (dark base and pale tip), so maybe that´s what´s confusing you.
I looked at every picture of him and what I see is a cream/cream agouti/white broken.
thanks, Jill, he is a real cutie. Wish I had a video camera to get his popcorning on tape.
Listen to me! "Brown" and "tan" are not guinea pig colors!!! I still have no idea what you call brown.
I remember telling you about the agouti color, but a lemon agouti pig would be lemon agouti all over. Yours is a cream/white/lemon agouti broken.
If you read my last post, I said it looked like cream agouti on the picture, but you would know better since you seen him in real life.
Lemon agouti: black base-cream tip
Cream agouti: chocolate base-cream tip
It´s impossible to have four color on one hair.
He´s an Abby? I thought he was an American with coat faults?