Welcome to the Chinn's Chilla Ranch webpage. We're located in the great pacific northwest, just outside of Seattle, Washington. I strive to raise high quality standard and mutation chinchillas with good temperaments. Starting with my first two female chinchillas back in 2010, I was soon smitten with their quirky personalities and, of course, their amazing fur! While I didn't get into chinchillas thinking I would start breeding them, I was quickly drawn in by the genetics involved. I decided to challenge myself and see if I could produce high quality chinchillas.
To get started, I attended a few shows and learned as much as I could from well-respected breeders in the industry. Approximately a year after purchasing my first females, I purchased two males and the breeding was on. My first kit was born in the spring of 2011. I named him Jedi, as he was born on the release date of the original Star Wars movie. Being a TOV white mosaic, he was white with a dark side. Jedi has decided to blog and you're welcome to follow along as he announces the goings on at Chinn's Chilla Ranch.
Since Jedi's birth, I have attended more shows to develop an understanding of the qualities to strive for when breeding. I have slowly built my herd from many different sources. I have animal lines from Meadowbrook, Ralston, Dark Star, Pete and Sue Kisesky, La Paloma (formerly Bowen), Shoots, Somavia, Ryerson, and Ridge, and Cascade, just to name a few. I am currently at approximately 20 breeding females and have had dozens kits. I have standard lines as well as violet, beige, ebony, black velvet and white. In March 2013, I attended my first ECBC Nationals show. I did well with animals from my breeding herd as well as kits from my own pairings. I continue to show several times each year at the local and national levels. My chinchillas are very competitive and have received multiple awards. Anyhow, that's a bit about my chinchilla world. Take a look around; if you have any questions or are interested in a chinchilla, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or look me up on Facebook.