Sapphire is a dilute gene on a standard gray chinchilla. It makes the fur shaft clear so the bluer the
chinchilla the bluer the sapphire appears. Sapphire is also a recessive, both parents must carry the genes to have a sapphire baby.
Sapphires can be distinguished from Blue Diamonds by the presence of barring in the fur. The barring makes Sapphire appear speckled.
There will be no black anywhere on a sapphire, if yours has a black stripe up the bottom of the tail you likely have a light standard gray.
2016 - Baby Sapphire, 9 weeks (Left) compared to baby Blue Diamond, 8 weeks old (Right).
2016 - 5 week old sapphire baby boy.
2016 - Baby chinchillas, Tov Sapphire (front) Sapphire (back) and Beige Sapphire (right).
2014 - Eight month old show quality sapphire female with nice dense fur.
2014 - Nice dark sapphire male, six months old.
2013 - Baby sapphire showing a beautiful light blue color.
2013 - Six month old show quality sapphire male.
2013 - Six month old show quality sapphire male top down view.
2010 Young Violet on the left, baby Sapphire on the right.
2010 Violet, Sapphire and Pinkwhite babies with a homo ebony in the back.
2010 - 10 week old female Blue Diamond with 3 month old sapphire from Ronda's Chinchillas.