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SALMON AGOUTI – This colour became a recognised Agouti colour in the mid 1940’s but was dropped from the Standard in 1988, having not been seen for may years. The required colour of the Salmon was a rich salmon colour carried well down to the skin, evenly silvered all over with belly colour to be self salmon. It is said that the colour did not work well as the salmon colour blended in too much with the silver, it is also said that they were all seen not ticked all over and they needed a great deal of work to improve them. Possibly the necessary improvement was not achieved and hence they are sadly no longer in existence in the UK. On the other hand, one former Salmon breeder has said that they were a particularly attractive Agouti colour and regretted their disappearance.
Some people today think that the Salmon Agouti is the breed of cavy today known as Argente. It is said that they did have a similar appearance but the Argente’s coat is tipped whereas the Agouti’s coat is ticked on each hair and also they are genetically different.