I just bought 3 cavies, my first foray into the world of guinea pigs. They're our 10yo daughter's Christmas present, but I'm at least as excited to have them as she will be tomorrow. Two are abyssinian, and I'm not sure what the other is. Its coat feels like the other two, and it's kind of a medium length - not short, but not long. It almost feels wiry, but it doesn't have swirls in it like an abyssinian. It is tri-color, with brindle, black and white. Can an American cavy have this length of fur? I can't find a picture that looks quite like it. This one is a female. This one is a male. This one is a female, expecting babies any time now. I just wanted to buy her, but the feed store guy wanted to clear out cages for more chicks, and would only sell the 3 together.