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The Violet chinchilla has a beautiful soft colored coat with a gorgeous blue hue. If you are looking for a violet, don't buy the first one you see. Research the breeder and know the genetics behind the animal. The violet is a recessive gene that can only be produced by breeding two parents who each carry the gene. Violets have no black tipping on the fur which allows them to have that very soft look. The violet should have a bright white belly. They can be crossed with an Ebony which will produce a 'Violet wrap', or a 'Solid violet'. The wrap refers to the coat color, that the white belly is replaced with the violet color inturn making the chin Solid in color. A Violet crossed with a Black Velvet (violet carrier) will produce what is called an 'Ultra Violet' with the characteristic veiling of the BV. These offspring must be bred back to a Violet (unrelated) to create a deeper color of Violet.