Angora Chinchilla | Royal Persian Angora (RPA) Chinchilla | Extra fluffy Chinchilla

Angora refers to any chinchilla that has longer than average fur. Average fur is defined between 3/4" - 1.25" in length. My regular chinchillas tend to be closer to 3/4 for ease of maintenance. The angora/long furred gene is considered recessive but I've seen it behave like a weakly dominant gene similar to ebony. If you take an Angora to a short furred chinchilla there is a chance you'll get an angora, I've had it happen here multiple times and I have a very small group I work with. My only focus with angoras is to improve and show, my lines are all carrier x carrier or RPA x regular furred. I do not breed RPA x RPA as it creates an obscene amount of health issues in a group of chins that is already plagued with health issues. By keeping strictly to carrier x carrier I've managed to avoid all of these so far.

As mentioned above I have also had a number of visible angoras born from RPA x regular chinchillas. As I only have half a dozen in breeding it's surprising that it throws so frequently. This means that the long haired "gene" (actually multiple sets) is weakly dominant. There are several genes involved, one for fur length of the body, one for length of fur around the ears, one for length of fur around the roach "mane" area and one for tail fur. There is another that appears to change the texture/type of fur on the tail to almost human hair like and makes it very long indeed.

2021 - Six month old Angora chinchilla with extremely long tail hair. He also has unusually long inner ear hair and wiskers, but his body fur is one uniform length.

2021 - Baby Black Velvet Angora, 10 weeks old with very long ear hair and ear tufting starting to show up.

2021 - Angora champion Wisconsin 2021

2019 - Difference between a regular baby chinchilla (left) and an angora baby chinchilla (right) at 3.5 weeks old.

2019 - Baby Ebony Angora chinchilla at 5 weeks old. The long body fur makes them look very poofy indeed.

2020 - Baby Black Velvet Angora, you can not tell if they will develop a mane or ear tufts as a baby.

2021 - Tov Mosaic angora chinchilla, this male took champion in Colorado. He has a very long mane and ear tufts but does not have the long tail fur like my gray line. The mane and ear tufts do not always show up 100% of the time, it is completely random.

Angora Chinchillas for sale - I produce a very limited number of angoras or carriers per year, often only two or three and they are out of the lines pictured here and are full siblings to these.