Sapphire Chinchillas

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).

Female Sapphire chinchilla
2014 - Eight month old show quality sapphire female with nice dense fur.

Young dark male Sapphire chinchilla
2014 - Nice dark sapphire male, six months old.

Baby Sapphire chinchilla
2013 - Baby sapphire showing a beautiful light blue color.

Young male Sapphire chinchilla
2013 - Six month old show quality sapphire male.

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2013 - Six month old show quality sapphire male top down view.

Baby violet chinchilla and baby sapphire chinchilla
2010 Young Violet on the left, baby Sapphire on the right.

Baby violet chinchilla, Baby sapphire chinchilla, Baby homo ebony chinchilla
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.