Ranch Brands

Ranch brands are a way of identifying which breeder bred a particular animal. A ranch brand usually has a two to four letters or numbers or a combination of both. The brands are assigned by either Empress Chinchilla Breeders’ Cooperative (ECBC) or the Mutation Chinchilla Breeders’ Association (MCBA). These two organizations are similar to the American Kennel Club for dogs. ECBC and MCBA hold shows, share information on breeding and caring for chinchillas, and promote research regarding this wonderful little animal.

When a ranch or breeder registers with one of the organizations, they are given their own unique brand. These brands are recognized by both MCBA and ECBC regardless of which organization the brand originates from. Brands are registered once, are permanent and never reused for new members. This is to avoid confusion when reading a multi-generation pedigree. Both organizations work together to prevent duplicate ranch brands.

Ranch brands appear on pedigrees and ear tags of the animals. It is used in the beginning of the animal’s number to identify who bred it. On pedigrees, the numbers tell the reader at a glance what lines the animal is descended from.

Special note: All MCBA brands begin with an M to designate them from those of ECBC. This, however, does not mean that all brands beginning with an M are originally from MCBA.

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Brand

_AP

-R5C

1STM

2222

2656

2776

235B

2B89

2EZ2

2GT2

2J4M

2KLR

2LFW

2WW4

3B88

3CCC

3DCR

3HHH

3M3M

4-BS

4CSW

Breeder/Ranch

Amanda Pepper

Tom Rousey

James Lauridsen

Clifford Reichenberg

B.D. Sullivan

Richard Michno

David Braden

Vernon Brobst

Woody Briscoe

George Thomas

John Milligan

Kingsto Strecker

Leroy Wine Sr.

Errol Wardrop

Darren Blakeley

W. Kent Hoffman

Arthur Davis

Rick Hankins

Lee Mills

W. M. Rudloph

Cud Willis

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4DJW

4JPE

4K78

4M4M

4MCH

4SFT

4U2C

4WCR

4TWK

5426

5KC

5MCC

5R92

6KES

747L

7777

77W

7HR7

7MCD

8854

89ER

Breeder/Ranch

Larry Whitaker

John Esenwein

David Allport

Lewie Massey

Martha Holman

Willard Schulte

Mary Lou King

James Walter

Troy Knowleton

Mark Roberts

Greg Vetter

Glendell Meyer

Robin Lalone

Julie Ouderkirk

Donald Lewis

Roy Dwinell

Briso Wilson

H. Romanowski

Carmine DiVingenzo

Juanita Bowman

Larry Holden

A

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A+J

AAAA

AAAB

AAAW

AACR

AARR

AATC

ABCD

ABEL

ABHB

ABLE

ABLJ

AC0C

ACCR

ACCW

ACES

ACK

ACR2

ACWH

ACJJ

ACWC

ADAM

ADAM

ADBF

ADC

ADGC

ADJG

ADRN

AEBR

AEDA

AEPC

AFCR

AFDC

AFKC

AFMJ

AGJS

AGRR

AGRY

AGVE

AFVR

Breeder/Ranch

Allen Johnson

James Adams

Marion Alford

Wanda Winders

Alfred Ramirez

Robert Rasmussen

Alice Taylor

Luther MacGilvary

Victoria Abel

Arlene Besser

Charles Bails

Audra Bryan

J. S. Allen

Woodrow Harris Jr.

Roger Armstrong

Gerald Martinez

Adam Kruse

A. Courtemanche

A. Cecil Houghton

Adele Jacobson

Alvin Woodside

Willima Adams

Adam Staley

Douglas Firebaugh

Hector Apolo Paez

Gary Childress

Joyce Germain

Wayne Anderson

Arthur Bruner

Anthony Edwards

Alton Pate

Laurie Anderson

A. Darlington

Franz Kohl

Jack Allen

Arla Smith Jr.

Arlin Grenke

Archie Younker

Ana Marie Velasko

Ann Onley

Brand

AH00

AHB

AJVW

AKBH

AKFN

AKNS

ALCR

ALHT

ALJD

ALMJ

ALT

ALWR

AMAC

AMAR

AMBA

AMCH

AMCH

AMEK

AMRR

ANDR

ANDY

APBC

APEX

ARBR

ARK3

ARKE

ARKK

ARNG

ARSC

ARTZ

ASFF

ASH3

ASTS

ATC

AUKY

AVCR

AWCR

AWEP

AXHM

AZC

Breeder/Ranch

A. Donahoo

Helen Bean

Albery Johnson

Gerald Hoover

Koch & Nutting

Bobby Akins

Arthur Lanier

A. L. Heitschmiot

Alvin Darbel

Althea Jankins

Zachary Huxke

Alvin Whitaker

Mary Marie Anderson

Arthur Campbell

Ann Kelly

Zach Piorkowski

Gerald Ren

Eddie Knechtly

Elbert Robinson

Earl Anderson

James Anderson

Alang Bauer

Elwood Hopeker

Allen Byer

Annette Kitzinger

Martha Childs

Martha Childs

Ronald Clough

Artie Scott

Jerry Artz

William Culbery

Andrew Hilburn

Theodor Sbristhodheim

James Rogers

Gerald Aukerman

Donald Hanson

Albert Watts Jr.

William Pierce

Alex McDougal

Susan Leonetti

B

Brand

B-RF

BACN

BAER

BAHK

BALL

BAMA

BAR7

BAR7

BARB

BARH

BARK

BARS

BARW

BASE

BASS

BAUM

BAYR

BBAB

Breeder/Ranch

Wm Fallis

Rene Bacon

Helmut Baer

Leslie Briggs

Kenneth Ball

Jas. Summerford

Bill Colburn

John Folker

Richard Baker

Homer Smith

Karl Kilmer

Thomas Wheatley

John Workman

Brett Oakley

Leroy Bass

Marilyn Schoenbaum

Robert Seissli

William Blann

Brand

BBBV

BBCC

BD25

BD89

BETH

BG81

BH77

BJD3

BLC

BLU

BLS

BLJ4

BN88

BNW3

BPL2

BREN

BTN2

BYE4

Breeder/Ranch

Clarance Beam

Dudley Riniker

B&D Chinchilla

Bobby Smith

Meagan Cliche

Bill Gambill

William Hampton

Beth Sharp

Bella Luna Chinchilla

Amanda Beam

Brea Shearer

Robert Jester

Wm. H. Nolan

Bruce Whitnet

Bruce Lanni

Brenda Lea

Benny Neufeld

Bill York

C

Brand

C-GR

C+MF

C8LE

CAPC

CB91

CBG8

CBR2

CC99

CCD

CCCR

CCCT

CCCU

CCD2

CEC2

CFC

Breeder/Ranch

Charles Ray Jr.

Clayton Farneth

Roger Cole

Alexa Caplan

Craig Buckner

Conrad Godawa

Claude Reich

Iva Hegland

Cliff Dick

Gina Carruba

Cindy Zeller

Tamara Tucker

David Dow

Charles Cain

Craner Family Chinchillas

Brand

CG5N

CH15

CH2W

CHRM

CHRR

CHX8

CLC

CMC

COTY

CPP

CTEG

CUSA

CVS

CWA3

Breeder/Ranch

Carlo Guida

Joseph Grasso

Clyde Wheeler

Amanda Ruiz

Sarah Rivers

Patricia Sullivan

Claire Cooper

Cody Cotterman

Coty  May

Serena Meyer

Mike Richard

Jeff Janosek

Gary & Ruth Harmer

Chester Allen

D

Brand

D-VR

D2D2

DAD4

DAH8

DB87

DBB4

DBM9

DCC

DCW2

DE13

Breeder/Ranch

Don Renner

Clay Davenport

David Diehm

Duain Hawkins

Deborah Boehler

Brent Brashear

Brand

DEW2

Breeder/Ranch

Doug Wilson

E

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Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

F

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Brand

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G

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H

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I

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J

Brand

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Brand

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K

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

L

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

M

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

N

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

O

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

P

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

Q

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Brand

Breeder/Ranch

R

Brand

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Breeder/Ranch

S

Brand

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Brand

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T

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Breeder/Ranch

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

U

Brand

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Brand

Breeder/Ranch

V

Brand

Breeder/Ranch

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Breeder/Ranch

W

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X

Brand

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Y

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Z

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