Crested

Breed Rating (11 Reviews)

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History

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.

Varieties

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.

Status

Fairly common

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Amazing -

My crested is the softest and friendliest animal Ive had by far. If you play with them a lot, it wont be hard to bond. I love my pig so much!


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I have a crested and she is the most lovely little thing. She is gorgeous, has huge eyes and can get anything she wants of of anyone. I thoroughly recommend this breed to new pet owners as English Crested guineas are common and have beautiful temperaments. They can be shy at first though and take a little more training than Americans.


very cute, very funny -

My crested piggie is the biggest sookiest guy with us, but he can be a bit snippy with my smaller boy piggies he lives with. Sometimes he will teeth chatter at us while he is wheeking at us (so we have dubbed him ''mr cranky teeth"), usually he's starts when we stop scratching his chin or tummy because he wants more!


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I have a crested guinea pig. And he is very friendly and cuddly. Crested guinea pigs love to play and like some attention. he loves to play in the garden and eat some grass. As i said crested guinea pigs are very very friendly. I recommend buying one. But they can be hard to find.


Gorgeous -

We have a created and he is LOVELY. He lives outside and loves his food. He is very friendly and loves to have a stroke on his crest.