Tiffany purchased her first pair of chinchillas as pets shortly after graduating high school. She began breeding chinchillas as a hobby and to just own them as pets. After attending her first chinchilla show in 2008, she revamped her breeding herd as she realized her breeding pairs weren't considered breeding quality. Thanks to the wonderful ranchers that were still in the business at the time, she was able to start over with a top quality show herd. Her chinchillas have bloodlines from top breeders and ranchers including La Paloma, Ritterspach, Ryerson and Shoots to name a few.
Tiffany has attended shows all across the United States and shown hundreds of chinchillas in order to develop the proper eye for breeding high quality chinchillas.
In 2020, the Tiffany's Chinchillas brand name was changed to Carolina Chinchilla Ranch. The ranch offers standard gray, black velvet, mosaics, ebony, pink white, violet, sapphire and blue diamond recessive mutations. She has expanded to produce angoras now as well. Mutations are all bred back to top quality standards in order to increase quality in the offspring. She does not breed for curly, champagne or black pearl mutations.
Tiffany's focus in breeding is to produce top quality, healthy and friendly chinchillas for you to enjoy as part of your family - whether they're pets, or to possibly start up your own breeding herd, the right way. She devotes her time and whole heart into each individual animal born.
Chinchillas have become her life long passion and educating the public about proper care and quality of the species is her main goal. Thank you for visiting the web page and hope that you enjoy the site. Come back often for updates and specials. Education is the key - there is a large difference in a pet quality chinchilla and breeding quality chinchillas, but wouldn't you want the best quality animal even as a pet? Whether you're here for a family pet or to learn how to breed, find a mentor who actually knows what they're doing and ask many questions and you'll go far.
Tiffany is a member of the Mutation Chinchilla Breeders Association (MCBA) and Empress Chinchilla Breeders Cooperative (ECBC) registered under the ranch brand "MTDY" previously and currently under "TIFF". Tiffany has served as the President of the MCBA Atlantic Branch President of the ECBC Southern Atlantic Branch in the past. She also was a Region III Director on the National Board of ECBC for several years.
She has produced both grand show champion and reserve grand show champion animals, multiple champion male / females of show, multiple class and reserve class champions and multiple section and reserve section champions throughout MCBA and ECBC.
Tiffany became a sanctioned Empress judge in 2016. She has judged both MCBA and Empress shows, and was lucky enough to be able to judge an Empress National show in 2019.
She has mentored new breeders that have gone on to breed at the top of the show table and compete with ranchers across the US and takes pride in teaching quality in chinchillas and the importance of breeding the highest quality you can find.