South American rodents chinchilla with long bushy tail and a valuable silver-gray fur recently acquired great popularity among animal lovers and farmers. For some exotic animal in the house is mascot and prosperity, for others – the object of fur farming. As domestic animals kept chinchillas have the Incas, and the name of this animal comes from a tribe of Indians chynchyl. Despite the fact that rodents considered very valuable prey, hunting them was regulated, and the fur of chinchillas was built in the royal rank. Chinchilla products could only be members of the nobility. But with the arrival of Spanish conquerors of animals imminent direct threat of extinction: the Europeans liked their amazing beauty of thick fur.
The new direction the fur industry is largely due to his appearance, primarily Californian, MF Chapman, who developed a method of breeding for fur farms. Successful experiments with domesticated animals, allowed to keep chinchillas in nature and to save them from the merciless destruction. After the death of the first shinshilovoda case continued his son, founded in 1942, own farm for breeding. A decade later, shinshillovodstvom occupied most of the developed countries of Europe, Asia and Australia. Today, most large farms are located in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic. Breeders breeding chinchillas successful conclusion to the new color. The demand for fur is growing every year. Annually for sale in Copenhagen attracts buyers and sellers from 450 countries. Put up at auction thousands of different skins categories, and characteristically, always in an unstable value – in fact, such a product is unique, and like any currency, maneuvering in the price.