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Silkie Guinea Pig
Silkie Guinea Pig Photo - Two Harbours

Silkie Guinea Pig Photo - Sunflower's Two Harbors

Sunflower Cavies
The Silkie is also known as the Sheltie, and has a very silky long coat. In contrast to the Peruvian, the Silkie's soft coat does not naturally part along the back, and grows backwards from the head.

A Silkie Satin (shiny coat) is also recognized by the ACBA.

This Silkie photo is courtesy of Sunflower Cavies.

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