Question about cat genetics.

LizFM

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

Easy to understand explanation of cat color genetics.
http://kids.cfa.org/understanding-cat-colors.pdf

*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.
 

Kaitie09

Songster
11 Years
May 28, 2009
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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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