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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Hana23, Jun 30, 2020.


  1. Hana23

    Hana23 PetForums Newbie

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    If my new born kittens come out black and ginger will they stay this colour? My queen only had her kittens yesterday and she is grey and white! Any experts out there?
     

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    Hello and Welcome to PF.

    I'd re-post this on Chat Cat you'll get more help on there.:)
     
  3. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Yes, the colour will stay. And remember to keep the mother in until she is spayed. You don't want her going out and not coming back when she has unweaned kittens, nor (I hope) do you want her going out and coming back pregnant. Some cats conceive again within a few weeks of having kittens.
     
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    I've deleted your other 2 threads @Hana23 as they were duplicates & you only need to post one thread on the subject, as it gets confusing.

    The answers to your question will all be the same, what @OrientalSlave has said, & I also second keeping her in & getting her spayed, there are already tons of moggies in the world without adding even more.
     
  5. Hana23

    Hana23 PetForums Newbie

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    I plan on getting her spayed. I asked a question because I heard kittens can change colour! They are lovely and are not moggies!
     
  6. spotty cats

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    What are they then?

    Ginger and Grey are not cat fancy colours.
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Pointed (Siamese pattern) kittens are born almost white and develop colour on the points. The same is true to a lesser degree with Tonkinese and Burmese colour cats.
    There is also fever coat, where a black kitten is born pale and gradually goes the correct colour.
    Finally some torties are not obvious at birth but the red or cream gradually becomes more obvious.

    None of these apply to your kittens.
     
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  8. Hana23

    Hana23 PetForums Newbie

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    They are white ginger and black we rescued her actually cause the person was going to drop her off at a shelter they didn’t tell us she was pregnant then she went into labour we made it very comfortable for her. We are very responsible cat owners and I was just looking an opinion but I see your very pretentious cat “lovers”
     
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    You are kind to have done that for her, but we don't have crystal balls.

    And if they aren't moggies, what are they?
     
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    There is nothing wrong with moggies, the vast majority of cats are mogs. But to claim these kittens as anything else is wrong, they are not pedigrees.

    Its great you have rescued her, info that could have been put in the OP.
    Be sure to keep the kittens for 12-13 weeks, vaccinate and neuter them before adoption.
     
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    Hana23 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice I never claimed they where pedigree I know they are not I wanted to know what kind of colours they would turn out as I didn’t know.
     
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    They'll be red (the term for ginger) and black.
    Mum is blue and white (blue is "grey")
     
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    Hana23 PetForums Newbie

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    Does that mean the father is ginger and black? Or full ginger. Can they go grey and ginger?
     
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    If your kittens are black and red, they will be female torties and their sire must have been red (ginger.) Tortie males are very rare. Blue (grey) is the dilute of black and can only be expressed if the dilute gene is inherited from both parents.
     
  16. OrientalSlave

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    They will not change
     
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    Looking closer at the photo, does the black kitten have 'ginger' markings? Looks like head and body. In which case she is a black tortie, not solid black.
     
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    As you took offence at the term moggie- it’s not meant deprecatingly at all. Most of us here have moggies. My Annie is a moggie and to me the most beautiful and lovely cat on earth. Moggie simply means they are of no particular breed. It doesn’t mean they are less lovely or less treasured.
     
  19. OrientalSlave

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    Ah light bulb moment, possibly.

    English is not your 1st language? Moggie is the colloquial term for a non pedigree cat. It's not a breed, it's what 95% or more of the cats in the UK are
     
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    It looks like the father of these kittens would have been red (ginger), so you have a litter of black males and black tortie (tortoiseshell) females. Because the mother is bicolour the kittens may also have white markings.
     
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