Guinea Pig Coat Types

Coat types can be combined with any colour or coat pattern.

Short Haired

The coat is short and smooth.

Abyssinian

The coat is short with prominent whorls in the coat, referred to as rosettes.

Rex

The coat is short and coarse and lifted from the body and the whiskers are curled.

Sheltie

Also referred to as "Silkie", the coat is smooth and long.

Peruvian

A long haired Abbysinian - the coat is long and parted down the centre of the back, with the hair falling forward over the face.

Texel

A long coated rex. The coat is long and coarse with slight waves and the whiskers are curled.

Satin

The coat has a deep shine.

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