Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the. The white spotting gene causes variable white markings.
Since this pattern is recessive to full color, when the himalayans are bred to persians of other colors, many cats are created that carry the potential to produce pointed cats.
Persian cat colour genetics. How the genes work together to create all the colors of persians. Basic genetics for the cat breeder introduction the genes that control coat, color and pattern in cats are now being identified and studied. Smoke, shaded and tipped silver & golden cats satin, glitter and grizzle in cats
Persian cat color calculator index Cat coat calculator (original ver.) this is my original calculator. To determine what color your persian kitten will be, use the color calculator by choosing the color of the father mated to the color of the mother in the index below (shown in alphabetical order).
Van to van will produce vans. In otherwords.just because one cat has a lot of white(the van), doesn't mean you are going to increase white in the breeding. Different genes mean different levels of melanin, the amino acid that controls pigment in the eyes, skin and fur.
A female has two x chromosomes with two red color factors. Common cat colors (separate file) if you want to read about which colors are commonly seen in cats, or if you want to know what your cat's color is called, read section a. The beefed up version of the calculator, with more genes and percentage chances!
In cat genetics it is only the immediate parents that affect coat colour so there is no chance of two tabbies producing a ginger cat and in pedigree cat's colour cannot be absolutely guaranteed except in colourpoints like siamese. A male cat has one x and one y chromosome. The white spotting gene causes variable white markings.
Dog and cat breeders are regulated by the texas department of licensing and regulation, p.o. Note that manx and munchkin are treated as homozygous lethal and polydactyly is treated as having complete penetrance. Generally speaking, a cat with one copy of the white spotting gene will be anywhere from 0% to 50% white while a cat with two copies of the gene will be anywhere from 50% to 100% white as shown on the chart.
When the term color is used, it refers to color only (blue, cream, black, red, etc.). The goal was to create a cat with the body of a persian and the pointed (or himalayan) color pattern. Like any other animal, a cat's eye color is determined by genetics.
The red color factor is on his x chromosome that he gets from his dam. The dignified and docile persian cat is known for being quiet and sweet. Although persians tend to be relaxed and easygoing, they also command an air of royalty.
Cat color genetics (this file) if you are interested in the genetics of different colors and in what colors are theoretically possible, read section b. Generally speaking, a cat with one copy of the white spotting gene will be anywhere from 0% to 50% white while a cat with two copies of the gene will be anywhere from 50% to 100% white as shown on the chart. Below we have created a comprehensive color guide where we discuss and show examples of all of our coat colors to help customers differentiate between them!
For more information, please refer to books on the subject. He gets his y chromosome( with no color designation) from his sire. Welcome to our cat genetic testing service please note:
Dominant colours cannot skip generations so a black cat must have had at least a partially black mum or dad. A good example can be found in the persian. Although cats exist in a plethora of colour, all of these are variations on a theme, or, to be more exact, 2 themes.
When you take away all the fancy modifications, additions, dilutions, etc of cat genetics, you will discover that really, there are only 2 genes for color. She gets one from her sire & one from her dam. The absolute basic idea of color genetics.
However, those who treat the persian cat with the dignity and gentleness they deserve will be. Cats such as these are called cpcs (for color point carriers). Understanding the basic genetics of cat colors a presentation of the cat fanciers association, inc.
Also, if a breeder isn’t too sure of genetics and wants to breed for certain color(s), this should help plan out breedings. This information is not meant to be a complete manual on cat genetics. I've depicted this on a black cat, but any colour or pattern can have white markings.
They may not be quick to hiss or scratch, but that doesn’t mean they won’t become annoyed when bothered by loud children or pets. The cat shown is an ebony oriental. All cats start as tabbies.
By decoding the genetics, any coat colour can be traced back to one of these two colours. Every cat coat colour is derived in some way from either black or red. Some genes are simplified and it does not give percentage changes, but it should be easy to use even if you know very little about genetics.
Photography by casey elise photography. In basic color genetics, part 1, we looked at a few of the basics of genetic terminology, the 2 basic cat colors that exist, and the 8 different modifying genes that can affect those basic colors. Now that the 8 major groups of genes have been described, we can actually start mixing and matching them to understand how you get.
Melanin comes from melanocytes, the number of which determines the cat's eye color. Example, a black oriental is still a black cat, but it is called ebony. The persian breed group has many colors and patterns in the different divisions.
I've depicted this on a black cat, but any colour or pattern can have white markings. However, due to reduced staffing levels results may be delayed by up to 5 working days.