I am super excited to finally have my project under way. I raise Texel guinea pigs for show and LOVE Texels in Himalayan but they are almost impossible to find. I am more than willing to ship them in or get them here any way possible but after a few months of searching and coming up with nothing I talked with another breeder who has "created" a few colors of her own in breeds that were hard to find certain varieties(colors) in. By sheer chance I did have a Himi mismark born here to two non-himi parents and she was probably the one who hooked me on the idea of getting Texels in himi unfortunatley no matter what I bred her to in the colors I had she produced no himis. Her name is Cutie Pie Acres Oddity My project involves more than one generation to get the Himis. I am breeding Americans(smooth short hair) in himi with Texels in black and Oddity. Generation 1 I got American looking babies in black, chocolate and even some himis out of Oddity and a American himi boar. By chance I happend to also find two baby Texel siblings in himi. These guys are super adorable but they are not out of Texels or himis at least in the 3 generations we know of so genetically I dont know how they are going to breed. But they are sure cute! You can see pics of these little cuties at the bottom of my page here , they are too big to post here. its a work in progress but I hope to get some show quality Texels in himi someday!!