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Smoke kittens?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Laurenjayneturnbull, Dec 25, 2018.


  1. we love bsh's

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    I wasnt saying they do resemble silver kittens. I have never had silver cats so i wouldnt really know. But i had ppl constantly ask me if they were smokes when i posted pictures

    They look very silvered. Very similar to what fever coat looks like, again not fc. Just something interesting within that breeding line.
     
  2. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    This is really interesting to see as I've seen some black cats with minor ghost markings but not like this and amazing how it changed too.
     
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    Classic based tabby ghosting is always more noticeable than mackerel.
     
  4. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    The little black one in this litter has more classic type ghosting but only the legs and tail mainly although she even has the face markings which was the reason I didn't think it was fever coat.
     
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  6. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    @Summercat I will definitely be posting more pics as they get older. :)
     
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  7. Rufus15

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    That's what I mean, they don't look anything like smokes
     
  8. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    Kittens are 5 weeks old today.:)
     

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    Do you have pics of parents? I think we could do with more pics of dad particularly, different parts of the undercoat so head, back, tummy, legs, seeing mum would be helpful too, as currently although they may look somewhat smoke we don't know if it's actually possible from the parents
     
  10. lillytheunicorn

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    You get frosting in Norwegians, the kittens are born with a normal coat colour e.g black but as they get older they develop a silver appearances to the coat, it is not always the whole coat that seems to be affected. It seems to run in lines. Sheep and Loki were both frosted (uncle and niece) and are part of the university of Bern’s study in to it. http://www.genetics.unibe.ch/research/cat/frosted_kitten/index_eng.html

    Here is Loki at 5 weeks old and not frosted, by 13 weeks old he had his belted Galloway appearance (I can’t find a photo of him at that age at the moment) then at 4 months old showing the distinct frosting. Now apart from being a sunshine black, the frosting is normal and he has a fantastic coat quality.
     
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    They have grown so much! The black kitten has exactly the same coat colour quality as the black kittens bred by myself and a friend. I don't quite understand how we are saying this black kitten could well be a smoke and yet the BSH kittens look "nothing like smokes"
     
  12. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    This is dad, do not have many pictures on this phone.
     

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  13. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    I have never had a kitten have this coat colour it does look similar to your previous kittens I agree. When did your kittens begin to look their final colour?
     
  14. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    Few updated pictures! The 2 greys haven't started to eat yet but the little black girl has been seen eating now and then!
     

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    I think the blues are now looking more solid, which would fit with the possible fevercoat, but the jury is still out on the black for me
     
  16. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    Yes the blues appear solid although both look different still and the black is still not any easier to say what colour she is!
     

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  17. Alice D

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    Hello I know nothing about cat breeding! We had a Siberian Forest black smoke cat ( ex stud and retired) His fur was beautiful when you parted it it was pure white underneath In fact in my opinion he was the most beautiful cat I've ever seen! I know everyone say that! We've recently had to have him put to sleep so we miss him terribly!
    We are catless now!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. A house is not a home without a cat :( I've never seen a black smoke Sibby, he sounds lovely
     
  19. Laurenjayneturnbull

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    @Rufus15 kittens are now nearly 7 weeks and I'm still none the wiser on her colour! Can black kittens just turn white? The kittens are all doing well!
     

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    We really need to see her back with her coat parted. Blacks are always lighter on the tummy, in semi longhair at least, as adolescents.

    Get a comb and brush a parting down her back, and get pics in daylight please :)
     
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