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Chinchillas have only been domesticated as pets since 1923 when adventurer M.F. Chapman was exploring South America and discovered them in the Andes Mountains... Now from Big Daddy's house, to yours!!!

About Big Daddy Chinchilla

My Story

Big Daddy’s Chinchillas is a small hobby breeder located 30 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia in Locust Grove. Three years ago, I purchased my first chinchilla, a standard male that my son named Shomo. After a few months, I decided that he needed a friend, so along came Gardell, another standard male. A couple of months after that, I decided that I wanted a white chinchilla, so I searched the internet until I found him. A week later, I drove to Tennessee to get my new chin. When I saw him, he was in a cage with his brother, a beautiful mosaic chinchilla. You guessed right……I left Tennessee with both of them…..Tebow and Ashe. Then the unexpected happened……Gardell had babies!!!!!!! Whoops!!! Gardell then became Molly since he was a she!!!! New born chinchillas are so cute!!! They are born with their full coat of fur. Within minutes of being born, they are on the run playing and driving mama crazy. That is when I knew that I wanted to start breeding chinchillas. I surfed the internet reading as much as I could find about chinchillas and chinchilla breeding. I soon discovered that most of the information is either opinionated, contradicts what you have already heard or just plain incorrect. I then started searching for a breeder who could help me get started. That’s when I met the owner of CalRae Chins, Louise Meadows. Louise answered my questions no matter how dumb they were. Thanks to her, I was now ready to become a chinchilla breeder. I bought more male chins and several female chins from Louise and off I went. A few months later baby chins were being born at my home……standards, mosaics, whites, ebonies, beiges, black velvets….they were all so adorable, but then I realized something…… you can’t keep all of them!!!!!! Thus, Big Daddy’s Chinchillas was born from necessity. When you take home a Big Daddy chinchilla, you take home a part of our family and you become a part of the Big Daddy family yourself. Chinchillas have only been domesticated as pets since 1923 when adventurer M.F. Chapman was exploring South America and discovered them in the Andes Mountains. Compared to dogs, cats, rabbits, etc., the chinchilla is relatively new to the pet world. Therefore, much of the information on the internet is untrustworthy. Since, I want you to be completely happy with your new pet and I want your chinchilla to be going to a new home that he/she will be happy at for years to come, please ask all the questions you can think of. In the past few years, I have talked with and gathered information from many reliable sources. If I can’t answer your question, I know someone who can and will. The only stupid question is the one that doesn’t get asked!! Chinchillas are not for everyone, therefore many chinchillas wind up in rescues or dying because the owner didn’t get enough good information to make a responsible decision. Remember, the 18-year old kid working at the pet store probably got all of his “knowledge” about chinchillas from a three-fold brochure that he received on his first day on the job. My goal is to make sure that when you purchase a chinchilla from Big Daddy, you will be 100% happy, comfortable and knowledgeable about your new pet. I want you to be proud to tell people, “I got my chinchilla from Big Daddy’s chinchillas and you should too!!!!”


Empress Chinchilla Breeder Cooperative

WELCOME to the Empress Chinchilla web site! Empress Chinchilla has always stood for the finest in chinchilla and chinchilla products and that tradition continues strong today! We hope you will take a few moments to read about our rich heritage, where we have been and where we are today! oday’s chinchilla producer raises the animal for many reasons, they like to compete in shows, they simply enjoy bringing two animals together to produce an ever better animal, some members start very young in 4-H or FFA programs

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Mutation Chinchilla Breeder Association

MCBA, Inc. is an international organization of chinchilla breeders with chapters spread throughout the world. Its function is to provide education on the humane care of chinchillas, to share information on chinchilla genetics and the breeding of healthy, quality animals

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Chinchilla Breeders Organization

Welcome to the Chinchilla Breeders Organization. We offer a place for chinchilla breeders to come together to learn, share, and grow. Our members are dedicated to helping each other as we strive to breed for the best chinchillas possible. Our group offers education to up and coming breeders, avenues for advertising chinchillas, and focused articles on the many aspects of breeding.

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Different Color Chinchilla's

There are a few different colors of Chinchills. There are also differences in caring....

Standard Grey

The natural color for a chinchilla and the foundation for all reputable breeders. Standards are recognized by a pure white belly and a grey coat that shows a beautiful blue hue within the veiling. Classifications are light, medium, dark and extra dark.


There are many variations of the “white” chinchilla such as: Wilson White-solid white body with dark eyes and ears and no tipping of the fur; Pink White-white body that can have beige patches and pink ears. Some Pink Whites may have red eyes.

Black Velvet

My personal favorite. Similar to a standard except that they have a dark black veil or “black mask” that covers the face and drapes down the back to the base of the tail. The belly is pure white and the coat has the beautiful blue hue just like a standard.

Brown Velvet

A Brown Velvet is the result of breeding a Black Velvet with a Beige. Brown Velvets have a beige coat, a pure white belly and a brown veil or “brown mask” that covers the face and drapes down the back to the base of the tail. The coat should also have a strong blue hue.


Homo beiges are a light beige with bright red eyes and pink ears. Hetero beiges are a darker beige with dark red eyes and pink ears that are sometimes freckled. Both Hetero and Homo should have a pure white belly and a nice blue hue. Classifications are light, medium and dark.


The color ranges from a light grey to a dark black. Hetero Ebonies can have a grey belly, where Homo Ebonies have an even dark coat including the belly. Ebonies also show a blue hue within the veiling. Classifications are light, medium, dark and extra dark.


Tan/Pastel is similar to Beige except they do not have a white belly like the Beiges. A Tan/Pastel’s coat will be one solid color. Pastel is a Tan, but it is the lighter of the Tans. Tans range from Very Light Pastel to Very Dark Chocolates. All Tans carry the Ebony gene.


The most popular white variation. Mosaics are the result of breeding a white chinchilla with any other mutation. They can have dark ears, tipping, patches of dark hair or a “silver” look to their fur. A Reverse Mosaic will have more color showing than white.


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