NZ Plumes: Exclusive Pedigree Guinea Pig Breed
New Zealand Plumes have been a Pedigree Breed since the 1970's and is exclusive to our country.
So what is a New Zealand Plume? New Zealand Plumes are a Exclusive Pedigree Roughcoat Cavy Breed. They look quite spectacular with their "mohawk" like ridge running down the back and a tail of hair resembling that of a Rooster. NZ Plumes are a unique breed with marvellous characters and are nice natured.
With NZ Plume genes, it takes time narrowing down the genetics. This involves selective breeding which means breeding animals that are closely related genetically and this is done to isolate genes and bring out the desirable traits. The desirable traits being a well raised ridge and a beautifulhigh arched tail that is more than a few hairs.
They are a lovely breed with a great temperament. They are easy to tame, and good with show boards. New Zealand Plumes are our favourite breed and we love that we work hard on a breed that is exclusive to our country.
Independent NZ Cavy Clubs are the only shows where you can exhibit and view NZ's Unique Breeds. To read more about New Zealand Plumes and other unique breeds please visit NZ Unique Cavies. For a list of Independent NZ Cavy Clubs visit our Cavy Clubs page.
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