It's official. We are now card carrying members of the Chinchilla Mutation Breeders Association. With this membership we strive to learn more about what it takes to improve some of the newest color mutations. Our goal is to strengthen the quality of conformation, fur and size of our future generations by VERY selective matching of highest quality animals. These are the ones we hope to bring to the show ring and offer as superior animals for successful improvement of the breed. We haven't quite decided which mutation we'd like to work with though. Some of the ones we're considering are "to breed a white that doesn't turn yellow with age", focusing on the sapphire mutation, or (ideally) the goldbar or Lowe Recessive White. Before we do that, however, we really need to adopt out some more of the rescues!