I purchased my first pair of chinchillas shortly after graduating high school. I began breeding chinchillas as a hobby and to just own them as pets. After attending my first chinchilla show in 2008, I revamped my breeding herd as I realized my breeding pairs weren't considered breeding quality. Thanks to the wonderful ranchers I listened to, I was able to start over with a top quality show herd. My chinchillas have bloodlines from top breeders and ranchers including La Paloma, Ritterspach, Ryerson and Shoots to name a few.
I breed for standard gray, black velvet, white and violets primarily and occasionally have beige and ebonies born. Mutations are all bred back to top quality standards in order to increase quality in the offspring. I DO NOT for curly, champagne or black pearl mutations. The majority of my animals come from top show lines, but I do have a couple of pet lines that I work with for pet sales. I occasionally take in surrenders to help find homes, but all animals in breeding here are fully pedigreed, even pets. In 2020, my husband decided to join me in the chinchilla adventure and we changed the name from Tiffany's Chinchillas to Carolina Chinchilla Ranch.
My 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 herd. I devote my time and heart into each individual animal born at my home. Chinchillas have become a passion in my life. Thank you for visiting my web page and I 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. Find a mentor who actually knows what they're doing and ask many questions and you'll go far. Start out on the right foot and educate yourself properly.
I'm 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". I am currently president of the ECBC Southern Atlantic Branch which comprises all states south of PA on the east coast and I'm also the current ECBC Region III Director on the National Board. I have 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. I was recently approved as a newly sanctioned ECBC judge as well. I hope to one day be able to judge national shows and strive to keep quality in the chinchilla community.