Did I understand correctly that the eye color comes from the same genes as the different hair colors or are they a completely different set of genes at work?
Where did Snowangel and Cuddler's blue eyes come from? Snowangel is all white and Cuddler is orange and white. Were they "suppose" to be black eyes but something "went wrong"? Most of my babies have black eyes, two have the pink eyes, Cocoa (lilac?) and Joey (white, cream and a seemingly very light lilac?) and of course two have blue eyes.
Based on Josephine's description, I think Wishes is a dilute agouti, though he has brownish/greenish hazel eyes; they're definitely not pink. I think he falls into the "beige" category of color. His belly band is a light cream color.
Most of my pictures of him can be found on this page: http://www.pbase.com/dellybean/guinea_pig
Here's a closeup of his eye when he was tiny: http://www.pbase.com/dellybean/image/73781255
You're welcome to use any pictures of him you'd like, Josephine.
- GL is Just Peachy
Yes and no.
There is a Pink eye gene. That determines whether the pig has dark eyes (brown, grey, etc) or light eyes (pink). That Pink eye gene also has an effect on the dolution of colors.
For example, a pig that his red all over and has dark eyes will just be a self red. A pig that's red all over but who has pink eyes will be slightly different. The pink eye gene will dilute the red color to a more orange tint. That pig will be called a self orange.
And then there is the ruby eyes, which are dark but turn reddish in the light. When a pig has chocolate hair, his eyes are always ruby. That's also true for other colors.
So hair color and eye color really depend on one another.
This thread is very interesting!:-)
Here is Abby
This was a younger kaomi's pic!I decided to post this one because of her blue eye!:-)Edwin is shiny but I don't think he's a satin. Kaomi looks tiny, too tiny to be away from mom. I hope your friend isn't breeding them?
This pic has been taken in a shelter!She is an adopted guinea pig!
Edwin is neutered! We are against breeding.
- Little Jo Wheek
I still would love to have a Beige, Tan, Golden Solid, Dilute Solid, and Brindle (from the other groups) if anyone can dig one up.
So, submit pics for:
Dutch (I need appropriate markings)
Tortoiseshell and White
Here are the pics so far:
On the Marked pigs, it would be nice to find some checkerboard pigs. Side, top, and belly views are all appreciated.