Author: Cornellia Kern

Caring for the Pregnant Female

There are many reasons to that you find yourself in the position of having a very pregnant chinchilla. “Back in the day” this happened because you were raising chinchillas and were prepared and ready for chinchilla kits. Today, you might adopt a chinchilla, rescue a chinchilla or even be taking care of someone’s chinchilla and …

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Why Belong to Empress?

WHY BELONG TO EMPRESS? By Dick & Mary Jo Bradford WHY? Belong to Empress? For most new chinchilla ranchers the need for education is an admitted requirement. We older chinchilla ranchers have the same need but are less apt to admit it! Through the years we continue to learn, if we are going to succeed. …

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Judging Angoras

The Board of Directors has adopted a standard for judging Angora chinchillas. Because Tamara Tucker has been developing this mutation for many many years and she has the most experience working with them, her knowledge was vital in developing this judging standard.  All judges should make themselves aware of this standard as more angoras are …

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History Making National Show

It truly was a special ECBC National Show for Marianne Sansouci, Empress member from the State of Maine, maybe one she will remember forever!  In June of 2014 the Empress Board of Directors recognized that we are seeing more new mutations, and that our show system needed a way to allow new mutations to be …

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Saving Babies

by Maxine Lynch I Recently saw a discussion on Facebook that surprised me. Someone had lost a mother chinchilla and had babies to foster or feed. Since they had no other lactating female they decided to try hand feeding them but were discouraged because they had not had much luck in the past saving the …

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