BRITISH CAVY COUNCIL

Rare Varieties Cavy Club

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Secretary and Treasurer

Pam Ramsden



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BCC Rep

Pam Ramsdenh



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Deputy BCC Rep

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The Rare Varieties Cavy Club caters for the fully standard Argente and Satin, and the Guide Standard Bi-colour, Tri-colour, Brindle, Tortoiseshell, Harlequin, Magpie, Self Blue, Swiss, Lunkarya, Chinchilla and Belted cavies

Guidance Notes for Breeders, Exhibitors and Judges for the specific New and Emerging Varieties (Dark Sable, Sable Fox, Californian, Silver Agouti Himalayan, Ridgeback and Self Caramel) can be viewed here

Click here to view a gallery of cavies catered for by the Rare Varieties Cavy Club

Click here to view the Rare Varieties Cavy Club web site

Click here to view the Argente Breed Standard

Click here to view the Satin Breed Standard

Click here to view the Bi-colour Guide Standard

Click here to view the Tri-colour Guide Standard

Click here to view the Brindle Guide Standard

Click here to view the Tortoiseshell Guide Standard

Click here to view the Harlequin Guide Standard

Click here to view the Magpie Guide Standard

Click here to view the Self Blue Guide Standard

Click here to view the Swiss Guide Standard

Click here to view the Lunkarya Guide Standard

Click here to view the Belted Guide Standard

Click here to view the Chinchilla Guide Standard

Other Guide Standard varieties

In addition to the specific Guide Standard Varieties described above, the following varieties will also be regarded as having Guide Standards:

A/ Non-Standardised Colour Variants of Standardised Non-Self Varieties

These will be regarded as having a de facto Guide Standard, the guidance points being as for the standardised breed but with colour definition(s) remaining to be specified, with the exception of Self varieties, for which shade of colour is so fundamental that a specific Guide Standard must be defined for each colour.

Slate-based ticked cavies are to be regarded as Guide Standard Agouti, rather than as a form of Argente, with the guidance features being as in the Standard for the Agouti and the Slate Guide Standard.

N.B. Any solid coloured Satin is regarded as being fully standardised, as per the Standard for the Solid Satin.

B/ English Crested versions of Smooth, Short-coated Guide Standard cavies

These will be regarded as having a de facto Guide Standard, the guidance points being as for the corresponding Guide Standard cavy, plus the crest which must conform to the requirements laid down in the Standard for the English Crested.

Crested versions of Coated varieties such as Abyssinians, Rex, Teddy, Peruvian and Alpaca are not recognised as either Standardised or Guide Standard varieties.

C/ Satin versions of Smooth, Short-coated Guide Standard cavies

These will be regarded as having a de facto Guide Standard, the guidance points being as for the corresponding Guide Standard cavy, plus the satinisation, which must conform to the requirements laid down in the Standard for the Solid Satin.

NB: As noted above this does not apply to satin versions of Guide Standard cavies of solid colour, which are fully-standardised Solid Satins.

D/ Satin versions of Coated varieties such as Abyssinian, Rex, Teddy and all Longhairs (but not short-coated Cresteds)

Because satinisation affects coat quality in a fundamental way, due to the hollow hair shafts of the satin coat, these varieties will be regarded as having Guide Standards only, until specific requirements for such cavies can be defined, taking into account the effect of satinisation on the normal coat qualities.

Satinised versions of Guide Standard Coated breeds (e.g. Swiss) are not recognised as having a Guide Standard or Guidance Notes.

E/ Dalmation or Roan versions of Guide Standard Self or Ticked cavies

Dalmations or Roans in Guide Standard Self or Ticked colours are regarded as having Guide Standards, with colour features as for the relevant GS variety.

As the effects of different markings frequently compete with each other, Varieties based on combinations of different markings will not be regarded as having Guide Standards unless such have been specifically defined and agreed.

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Satin

Nowell Stud’s Satin sow

Magpie

Black Magpie

Argente

White/Lilac Argente

Lunkyara

Keynsham Cavie’s Lunkyara

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