Hey Chloe and Michelle - lets see if we can get these photos working! To make it easier to talk about these guys, I'll give each one a number. Then we won't get confused.
Here's our one and only current curly-sheba boy in lilac and gold. He has brilliant ears, doesn't appear to have any roan on him and is a nice stocky boy for his age.
These are his brothers - these boys were born on the 24/12/22. These two are standard Sheba, curl carriers. The first one is nearly all lilac, with hints of gold near his ear. The other is almost exactly half-half white/lilac. I would consider the second boy to be 'hidden roan' due to the dad having roan. But you wouldn't know for sure until he fathered his first babies with a non-roan sow - it could just be regular white. If any of his bubs ended up with roan markings, you'd know it's coming from him.
These two are also lovely big chunky boys with beautiful ears and decent rosettes.
These are the parents of the lilac boys. Mum is a standard Sheba, curl carrier in lilac, gold and white, Dad is a curly Sheba in chocolate, gold and white roan.
Then we have these two full standard Sheba boys. The genetic lines for these two are brand new to our stud, and originate from South Australia (the paternal line is originally from another breeder in Qld though). They're both tri-colour (the first is gold, black and white, the second is buff, black and white) and there is absolutely no roan in these lines. So these guys are just good old classic tri-colours.
Their rosettes are ok, their ears sit a little high, but aren't mousey, and out of the two, the first boy (gold) seems to be the better overall breed example.
And this is their sister. She's also full pure standard Sheba and is black and cream brindle, just like her dad. Her rosette placement isn't brilliant, giving her a rather flat patch on her back, and her ears are also a little high, but her markings are so lovely. This is the closest you can get to the roan-effect without the guinea pig having roan!
These three darlings were born on the 31/12/22.
These are their parents. Mum is black, buff and white. Dad is black and cream brindle.
She is black, white and cream, and would again be safest assumed to be hidden roan. Her rosettes are not well placed, leaving her with quite a flat patch along the sides of her body, and her ears are very high and mousey. She is a little firecracker of a personality though, just like her mum.