Ranch Brands

Ranch brands are a way of identifying which breeder bred a particular animal. A ranch brand usually has two to four letters or numbers or a combination of both. The brands are assigned by either Empress Chinchilla Breeders’ Cooperative (ECBC) or the Mutation Chinchilla Breeders’ Association (MCBA).

 

These two organizations are similar to the American Kennel Club for dogs. ECBC and MCBA hold shows, share information on breeding and caring for chinchillas, and promote research regarding this wonderful little animal.

When a ranch or breeder registers with one of the organizations, they are given their own unique brand. These brands are recognized by both MCBA and ECBC regardless of which organization the brand originates from. Brands are registered once, are permanent and never reused for new members. This is to avoid confusion when reading a multi-generation pedigree. Both organizations work together to prevent duplicate ranch brands.

Ranch brands appear on pedigrees and ear tags of the animals. It is used in the beginning of the animal’s number to identify who bred it. On pedigrees, the numbers tell the reader at a glance what lines the animal is descended from.

Special note: All MCBA brands begin with an M to designate them from those of ECBC. This, however, does not mean that all brands beginning with an M are originally from MCBA.

Brand
Member Number
Name
Year
_AP
EM31044
Amanda Pepper
2015
\UCC
Cecil Bush
1969
ZW8
Wayne Halverson
1969
ZUM
Richard Zumwalt
1964
ZUJ
Joseph Zugaj
1969
ZLF
Lewis Foster
1969
ZHH
Isla Huth
1969
ZAK
Marvin Zak
1964
ZA8T
F29708
Selestino Zamora
1981
YS2
Jim Skerston
1969
YJW
IM31009
Junwen Yang
2014
YJH
Cloe Jeffers
1980
XXX3
F29828
Ken Cordoza
1993
XX2
Norman Janzen
1964
XWC
Catskill Mountains Chinchilla
1969
XW
Gordon Rod
1969
XRX
Gordon Rod
1969
XRV
Tom Lagos
1969
XRS
Robert Sirios
1969
XHB
H. M. Burns
1969
XCX
Double Ten
1969
XBO
Carsten Boe
1969
X3X
James Pekarek
1969
Wl
Walter & Irene Lomowski
1969
Wh7
W. D. Heron
1964
WW85
F29960
Gary Watkins
1987
WW
Gary Watkins
1987
WV73
F28973
Winford Vaught
1974
WUG
Jim Stewart
1969
WTS
W. W. Tillman
1969
WT5
Woodrow Tillman
1980
WSU
Warren Stone
1964
WSL
William Lethridge
1969
WS4
Walter Swanson
1964
WQ3
James Knox Jr
1969
WPF
Wallace Freed
1969
WPA
William Payton
1964
WOK
Oscar Banks
1969
WOE
Bill Edstrom
1969
WOC
Devon Benbrook
2019
WOB
Antietam Chinchilla Ranch
1964
WMCC
George Ianetta
1990
WLM
F7793
William McCraigh
1985
WLB
Beverly Butcher
1969
WKKE
Jessica Clark
2018
WJK9
F30329
Walter Kaster
1990
WJK
Mar-Wil Farm
1964
WJK
Walter Kaster
1990
WIT
Joe Witt
1969
WHIM
PG309
Leanne Huxtable
2013
WH
Waly Hubler
1969
WGK
W. G. Kopp, Dr.
1969
WG
George Walker
1969
WEZ
Arthur Wetzel
1964
WEK
Lavanoria Kissel
1964
WEDD
Walter Deweill
1986
WCl
West Coast Chinchillas LLC
1964
WCRB
Wayne Bishop
1996
WCR4
F29747
Dan Weiss
1981
WCR2
F30435
Duane Wheeler
1990
WCR
John Zeinert
1988
WCAV
Al Wolf
1986
WBJ
William James
1996
WBB
Wendell Bird
1988
WB-
William Bertram
1964
WB
W. B.Carl
1969
WAH
W. Allen Hicks
1969
W7P
M. D. Wimp
1964
W6M
Royal Oak Chin Ranch
1964
W6M
William Metcalfe
1980
W6J
Wilfred McMullen
1964
W68
Samuel Whitehorn
1969
W4H
W. J. Hudson
1964
W4B
W. E. Brown
1969
W45
Carl Watson
1969
W/G
George Walker
1969
W-L
Irene Lomowski
1989
W
Clarence Wagner
1969
VWR
Gladys Van Winkle
1969
VVT
Louis Trudo
1969
VVFF
Robert Paulsen
1988
VVCR
Joe Brown
1996
VVC
EM31141
Cara Gamba
2015
VSS
Fred Straughn
1969
VSC
Alfred Southard
1980
VSA3
Vernon Berning
1986
VS1
Vernon Schmidt
1964
VS
Vistor & Betty Broucke
1969
VRO
El Viboge Chin Ranch
1964
VRI
V. R. Hollman
1969
VR
Baron Cornett
1969
VOC
Arthur Schoonover
1969
VNF
Newton Fawcett
1969
VME
Erickson Chinchillas
1964
VLZ
John Livengood
1969
VLV
Homestead Farms
1988
VLS3
F30233
Vern�s Chinchilla
1988
VK9
W. W. Benton
1969
VJJ
Jack Frisby
1969
VJ7
Mrs. John D. Snyder
1969
VJ6
Bowles-DeGrazier Chin Ranch
1964
VIC
Tara Talbot
2019
VHK
Vitus Hloushek
1969
VFV
Vern Spitsberg
1981
VEE
Viola England
1969
VDO
C. G. Vandenoever
1980
VCJ
Vernon Carter
1969
VB
Val Berdux
1964
VAS
Crestline Chinchilla
1969
VAD
A. Vadasz
1969
VA89
F30302
Vancel Absher
1989
V7J
Mrs. John D. Snyder
1969
V7A
Vernon Allgood
1969
V5C
Alfred Southard
1981
V4S
Crestline Chinchilla
1969
V4L
Emil Heidorn
1969
V15
Bert Colby
1969
V-R
Robert Collins
1989
UR
Uneita Harrington
1969
UNC
L. H. Uncapher
1969
UJC
Lucky Trio
1969
UHCC
Underhill Chins
1996
UBL
Stanley UBL
1964
UAF
Virgil Fiske
1990
TYZ
EM31081
Tyler Davina
2015
TVP
Tommy Peterman
1990
TVA
L. H. Alexander
1969
TV2
A. S. Busch
1969
TULU
Sigmund Tarvid
1980
TTT
Gail Timm
1980
TT5
T&T Chinchilla Ranch
1964
TSV
Tony Villareal
1988
TS56
F30499
Timothy Strueber
1991
TRVD
Steve Burden
1989
TRSR
EM31052
Jessica Sibanda
2015
TRIS
EM
Ryanne Seldon
2019
TRAY
EM31170
Demetrius Trahan
2016
TR
Mary ready
1969
TQD
Ron Dow
1980
TOY
Yoke Toy
1980
TNA
Ted Nolet
1980
TMR
Tom Rodgers
1988
TMR
EM31066
Billy Rodriguez Jr
2015
TML8
F29637
Irene Lecki
1980
TM
Thomas Mouter
1969
TLK
T. L. Kinard
1980
TLC
EM31226
Taylor Waltman
2018
TIN
John Tinsley
1969
TIFF
FM
Tiffany Whitlow
2014
TGP
Genevieve Parker
1969
TGI
The seven �Eleven Ranch
1964
TG1
Anthony Gujda
1969
TFR
Ewald Busse
1969
TEN4
F29108
Herman Groves
1975
TEEX
Tom Templeman
1986
TE
Carl Hansen
1969
TD3
Duvall�s Chinchilla Ranch
1964
TD-S
Toby Santisteven
1997
TCY
Troy Cain
1980
TCT
Robert Bouchard
1964
TCP
Clarence Timmreck
1980
TCOT
Michelle Jorgenson
2020
TCBR
Bill Hatfield
1996
TC4
Toni Cherpes
1964
TBJ
Ted Jastromb
1989
TBDD
Wayne C. Matheny
1980
TBCR
Bill Hatfield
1997
TBC
Norman Chapdelaine
1964
TB55
F29354
Terry Brown
1977
TATS
T. Terenchin
1988
T83
Steven Timmons
1988
T6T`
Ralph Mitchell
1969
T65
Orville Thomas
1964
T63
Boris Tatischeff
1969
T6
Thomas Chinchilla Ranch
1964
T4M
T & M Ranch
1964
T1F
Frances Miller
1964
T-BY
F29993
Ted Young
1984
T-83
F29938
Steve Timmons
1983
T&M
Joe Madera
1969
SYR
SYR Chinchilla ranch
1964
SYD
EM31047
Marianne Sansouci
2015
SXX
C. A. Smith
1981
SWT
Henry Sweet
1969
SWQ
Vincent Gravel
1975
SW2S
F29036
J.W. Swart
1975
SVCR
Dean Otten
1997
STT
Magdalene Stulzman
1969
STFR
Richard Stoffer
1980
STC
PG30998
Nikita Nielsen
2014
STAR
Kurt Powell
2019
ST76
F29337
Simon Thomas
1977
SSS
Gerhard Siebolts
1982
SSH2
F29620
Sharon Hope
1982
SRK
Carl Butler
1969
SQM
S. E. Meyer
1969
SQL
Warren Lund
1964
SPLC
Silvio LaMarra
1981
SPL8
F29540
S. E. Latham
1979
SP84
David Dtaton
1985