Golden Agouti Description
Golden Agouti Genotype:
Eye Color: Dark
ARBA: Accepted in all breeds
ANCC: Accepted as it’s own breed in shorthair, accepted in all longhairs
BCC: Accepted as it’s own breed in shorthair, accepted in all longhairs
NZCC: Accepted as it’s own breed in shorthair, accepted in all longhairs
Golden agouti color is a ticked reddish-black color that is created by each individual hair having bands of color. The base color is black and the tip color is red. These banded hairs cover the head, back, and sides, giving these areas a ticked appearance. The eumelanin is completely removed from the underbelly, inner legs, chin, and at times, a line along the chin toward the ears, and an area around the ears leaving these areas red.
Golden Agouti is the “wild type” color of guinea pigs. Though the domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, is not actually seen in the wild, it’s ancestors, C. aperea, C. fulgida, or C. tschudii all appear to have a similar coloring to the golden agouti of the domestic guinea pig. It is also the most dominant genotype, with the except of the Roan and Californian genes.
Pictures of Golden Agoutis
Golden Agouti Belly Color