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Question about cat genetics.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    What color would the offspring be of a male orange cat and a female orange cat?

  2. LizFM

    LizFM Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    *Should* be either Red (cat color term for 'orange') or Cream (light creamy red).

    Easy to understand explanation of cat color genetics.

    *However*...if you don't know this already, kittens in the same litter can have different fathers. In fact, it's technically possible for every single kitten in a litter to have a different father...

    Plus, you can't necessarily just go on color. If a kitten is orange, it *could* have come from the orange tom you know about...or it could have come from a completely different orange tom. :) Cats are like that.
  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    Just wanted to add that I agree with the above poster said. I've got a litter of 4 siblings. The mother was calico. Out of the 4, one is a classic light Grey tabby, one has a cream undercoat with Grey stripes over top, one is dark Grey and white, and one is calico.

    Had a litter of six with a tortoiseshell mother. Of the 6, 2 were red, one was cream and white, once was a calico, and 2 were tortoiseshell. We kept the 4 siblings, and kept the calico girl from the litter of 6. (I take in and hand raise orphaned kittens during the summers)


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