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Crested guinea pigs conform to the Self colours, but have a crest or rosette on their forehead. Self Crested guinea pigs have a crest the same colour as their body colour, whereas American Crested have a crest that is a different colour to their body colour, commonly a white crest on a solid coloured body. The crested gene is dominant to non-crested, so that a smooth guinea pig bred from a crested parent cannot be a crested carrier.


Due to selective breeding most breeds also have a crested counterpart e.g. Agouti, Himalayan, Roan and Dalmatian. A Crested mated with a Sheltie is how the Coronet breed was created. The coronet is a relatively new breed, first recognised in the early 1970s.


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Latest Reviews For Cresteds (5 of 5)

  • 5 Star: 4 (4)
  • 4 Star: 0 (0)
  • 3 Star: 25 (1)
  • 2 Star: 1 (0)
  • 1 Star: 0 (0)
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- Shaniece, 03 October 2014

I have a crested guinea pig and he is vary vocal but doesn't like to be held or picked up when you go to pick him up he will run but you can catch him and then you fine with being held

           Very good

- Jonathan, 07 October 2013

A very nice type of guineapig as i had had 3 and all have been very cuddely. Right now my guinea-pig(Splodgy) likes to sit on mt sholder and is completly potty-trained. I would suggest a crested for a first pet, first guneapig, or for any reason. If you get a crested then I suggest you get anuther one or play with with him/her 2 times a day.


- Elle, 11 March 2011

I have this type of guinea pig his name is Diesel and he is very friendly and likes to learn new tricks

           Love this piggie

- Jalynne, 03 November 2010

My guinea pigs name is drake he is a crested i love him they r very easy to train

           Very Common & Easy to care for

- Erin, 07 September 2010

Being a breeder/exhibiter of White Cresteds, I can honestly say they are a beautiful breed. Their short coat makes for an easy-care pet. They are a bit shy, but with constant attention, they will warm up to people. They are a bit harder to show, simply because they must have a perfectly round & full white rosette on their forehead, with no other white on their body, underside or toes. They are basically a self with a white "cowlick" on their head. Great for a starter piggy, but very hard to show for pedigree.

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