Chinnies.Com got off to a
running start when we purchased a small herd of chins from a nearby
breeder whose family committments made it necessary for them to
give up their chin hobby. The herd contained extremely nice standards,
many originating from Bowens (Neubauer) lines and Royal Oaks (Baar)
lines, as well as "a little bit of everything" in mutation
colors -- mosaics, beiges, ebonies, and TOVs.
Our focus has changed over
time, and we are now concentrating on Violets and Sapphires, (but
still including whites and ebonies) and working in conjunction
with QED Chinchillas, especially with the sapphires. We entered
our first home-bred sapphire in competition in April 07, coming
home with a 2nd place ribbon and excellent comments about the
fur on the exhibition animal.
Over time we've acquired
chins of various colors, but violets and sapphires are our first