A fairly common guinea pig, it has always aroused interest and appreciation from breeders. The Hymalayan gene is also responsible for the coat of some rabbit breeds (Californian and Russian).
The general appearance is compact and proportionate. The animals have a totally white coat on which the black ends stand out (ears, distal parts of the limbs and tip of the muzzle).
The eyes are always depigmented ruby red.
It seems that the gene responsible for this mutation is an adaptive aspect to very cold climates, where having the ends of a very dark color can determine a greater absorption of the sun's rays.
Himalayan guinea pig (photo Panscrub)
Himalayan guinea pig (photo www.gumtree.com.au)