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Colour genetics?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Cat_Crazy, May 12, 2010.


  1. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    Hi everyone

    Have been asked for some advice on colour predictions and not sure if I am right so thought you could help.

    The mother is a blue point and carries chocolate (both parents were colourpoint).

    The father is a solid cream possibly carrying chocolate also ? (both parents solid).

    Am I correct in thinking that as cream is part of the red series all female kittens will be tortie and males could be cream or chocolate or is that just Birmans?

    Also will any be colourpoint or all solid? Again if I am correct the colourpoint gene is recessive so as the father does not carry it will they all be solid?

    They are BSH by the way.

    Thanks
     
  2. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    If dad doesnt carry it they wont have any colourpoints

    & on the ragdoll website if mum is a seal tortie carrying blue & dads red you can get:
    The litter should contain SEAL and BLUE POINT males; RED and CREAM POINT males; SEAL TORTIE POINT and BLUE TORTIE POINT, and RED and CREAM POINT females

    I dont know if this helps or confuses things further!!!

    Just found a BSH colour predictor and it says: boys blue & blue girls blue cream?!
    http://www.britishbluekittens.com/color.html
     
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  3. lizward

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    Chocolate is not possible from this mating. Lilac is possible if both parents carry chocolate (cream can be blue or lilac based). Yes, all girls will be tortoiseshell. The males will all be non-red colours - so no creams. Colourpoint is only possible if Dad carries it.

    Liz
     
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  4. Acacia86

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    Is there absolutely no way at all that C/P can come from one cat?? Is it extremely rare but possible that a queen can have C/P's even thoguh she only has the genes?
     
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    No, it has to come from both sides.

    Liz
     
  6. Acacia86

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    This is what completely baffles me! I had them in my moggie litters and both queen and tom were proper mogs. What is the odds of them both having the C/P gene!! Its madness!! Of all the moggies over here the Tom chosen had the blimming gene! Crazy!

    Ok, i guess i have just have to get over it and get used to it! :lol:

    CC hun, i hope you friends cats have a good birth. Keep us updated! Sorry to go off topic i am still getting my head around it over a year later! LOL!!!
     
  7. billyboysmammy

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    i would say it must be because of your location. Small island and smaller genepool in the moggies. In such a small population one escaped CP cat could easily spread his/her genes widely through the population within a couple of years.
     
  8. billyboysmammy

    billyboysmammy PetForums VIP

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    This is my guess to the OP

    1 - assuming dad DOES NOT carry CP
    Boys:
    lilac
    Blue


    Girls:
    Blue cream
    Lilac cream

    If Both parents carry the CP gene then you would have CP kittens in the above colours.


    Please remember i am still very much learning in the colour genetics thing. So i may be way off the mark!
     
  9. Cat_Crazy

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    Thanks for the advice, helps a lot.

    Dad defiantely does not carry colourpoint so all solid kittens.

    I thought all the girls would be tortie but friend seems to think she will get cream girls.

    The conversation came up as she said she was hoping for a cream girl to keep and I was :confused:
     
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