- Jun 26, 2022
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Both. The kits are born black, so they are black chins and not squirrel (blue chin). You can see the white inside the ears almost at birth, as well as the white belly. By a week or so old the banding begins. But by the time they are adults, the fiber is a lovely silver shade with little banding, you'd assume they were squirrel by the light shade. Beautiful fiber to spin, but not what I'd expect.I'm curious about your ch and c carriers' poor banding. Is it the band definition or the color density that is affected, or both?
This is at three weeks, black chin on the left, self black chin on the right. Both were all black at birth. Below is at six weeks, same kit as was on the left above (poor photo, I know, it's a closeup from a photo of the litter). Already the fiber has lightened, no banding:
When grown, there's really no banding at all:
Wonderful fiber to spin, wide band could indeed be the issue. This doe ended up with poor face furnishings (although the buck has more than he needs!), but that's a whole 'nother gene.