Black Velvet Chinchilla
Black Velvets are a gray chinchilla with the ToV or Touch of Velvet gene. Sometimes they are born with a little black around the nose and sometimes they have a full veil. The veiling may take up to 2 years to fully develop. The TOV gene adds a black veil and in some cases a different texture to the fur. Bellies and the underside of the jaw should be pure white and there should be no break in the veil from nose to tail. A break in the veil at the neck is called a halo.
2016 - Lovely 5 month old Black Velvet sapphire carrier female.
2008 - Grand Show Champion Black Velvet male bred by Ronda Frazier.
2008 - Here you can see just how well veiled a black should be with a nice white belly, and how dark they look from above.