Mosaic / White / Wilson White Chinchillas

Mosaic is the term used to cover any color on white but in the U.S. it is primarially used for grey and white. White was developed on several ranches, two of the more notable whites were the Wilson White and the Stone White. The stone white was always born with no eyes, and the Wilson white was a pure white animal with grey ears. Many different whites make up modern mosaics and patterns range from pure white to heavily spotted with dark brown eyes. For the most part patterns are completely random. However after years of breeding there are a couple of interesting traits to be found with white chinchillas.

Most white lines are born dark and fade to near white by a year of age. Some are born looking gray and will end up white. There are a few lines that are born with spots and keep them, I have selected for this trait over the years because I love to see the color on my whites. If you want to end up with pure white chins being born, you need to start with a pure white male or a line that is known to throw mostly whites. Using a lighter phase standard will also help. If you want spots you need to use a line that throws spots or as dark of standards and velvets as you can find. Often these still fade.

2021 - 5 month old mosaic female with a split face marking.

2020 - Very nice mosaic chins, the one on the right was champion white and the one on the left reserve champion at the ECBC Colorado show in Feb 2020.

2020 - Cute 8 week old female baby. She has a patch of solid gray fur under her eye. This will likely stay with her as she ages.

2020 - Cute babies, one on the left is showing a duller ebony influenced fur and right is a regular mosaic. Ebony often changes the texture of the fur.

2020 - Really striking Tov Mosaic bdc (Blue Diamond carrier) male from birth to 6.5 months old. It is likely that he will get darker with age as his veiling comes in. I am very excited to show this line and produce some stunning Tov white Blue Diamonds.

2019 - Silly White mosaic chinchilla looking at me upside down.

2017 - Cute little 6 week old baby mosaic.

When the fur is an even silvery color over the entire body they are considered a silver and will show in a dedicated silver class.

2004 - This female appears to be an average white Mosaic but genetically she is as an ebony/white cross.

2013 - A young mosaic baby.

2011 - Four month old mosaic girl that carries the ebony gene.