Cameo doll and markings and dating
Some have brilliant copper or deep blue eyes, others the surprising combination of one blue and one copper eye of equal intensity. The coat color for all solids should be sound to the roots and free from markings or shadings.
Blues, once the apex of the breed, have been interbred with other colors to produce a more uniform type.
Silvers and goldens have green or blue-green eyes rimmed with black, black paw pads and brick red or rose nose leather.
The Shaded and Smoke Division includes the shell and shaded cameos which have red tipping with a white undercoat.
The perfect balance of undercoat to overcoat is transitory and the perfection of color balance can usually only be seen six to eight weeks annually.
Creatures of habit, they are most at home in an atmosphere of security and serenity, but with love and reassurance, can easily adapt to the most boisterous of households.
Their quiet, melodious voices are pleasant and non-abrasive.
Shadeds show a mantle of black on the back, shading evenly down the sides.
The tipping on the legs and face should match and is darker than the chinchilla. Their ground color is a rich, warm cream tipped with black.