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I HAVE CONQUERED EASYTOON !!
Todays Cuteness :) (via 500px / One big family by Jaco Marx)
Cold Stare (by Ian Lindsay~)
Stitch is a one-year-old husky/heeler mix and grade A mooch.
Coral Glow Super Cinnamon compared to a Coral Glow Silver Bullet (Pastel Super Cinn) from Dynasty Reptiles.
Small cats as in domestics? I’m not aware of genetic issues with lesser cats other than your standard inbreeding issues(along with color morphs like melanistic and leucistic cats), but I know with domestic cats inbreeding is also a problem, as well as breeding for specific morphs. Aka, “push-nose” cats are predisposed to a lot of issues, mainly breathing issues, and munchkin cats can have a lot of bone and developmental issues. Calico cats are nearly always female, and orange tabbies are almost always male. Oh, and 65 to 85 percent of all-white cats with blue eyes are born deaf. If that doesn’t say enough about the intricacies of domestic feline genetics and faults therein I don’t know what does. But that’s what a really long time of selective breeding does I suppose.
Sorry to be that person, but could you be careful correlating the male orange tabby with the calico/tortoiseshell pattern? Orange cats are just as likely to be female as male. The calico/tortoiseshell comes from the black and orange coat colors. Both colors are X-linked (located on the X chromosome), which is why tortoiseshells or calico cats are almost exclusively female. Males, being XY in most cases, only have the one X chromosome passed from their mother, thus only one of the colors is passed down: orange or black.
For example, if you have an orange mother and a black father, all the sons will be orange and all the daughters will be tortoiseshell/calico. However, if you have a black mother and an orange father, you’ll get only black sons and calico daughters. If the mother is calico/tortoiseshell and the father is black, you’ll find the daughters can be calico or black, where the sons will be black or orange. If the father is orange with a calico mother, calico or orange daughters and orange or black sons.
Hmm? I’m not understanding what I said wrong, by your (really detailed!) explanation it looks like we line up on this. I had learned in my previous job that orange tabbies are predominantly male, I didn’t know this was incorrect?
I keep hearing that orange cats are usually toms but my dad’s old cat Sophie was an orange tabby female and I didn’t really consider her or her mixed breed littermates to be anything unusual. Was Sophie really a rare mutant this entire time?
i don’t think it’s that female cats can’t be orange (i’ve worked with numerous orange female cats) as much as it is male cats tend to be orange more often. i’ve also seen that the brothers of calico kittens tend to be gray and white
Some cheshire cat redesigns for my concept art class~
It’s a cheshire tiger cat!
some day when im an adult w a stable income (this is where u realize im completely fantasizing) i will have a jindo and a savannah cat n walk 1 on each side of me
A stunning Paris Peacock, Papilio paris (Papilionidae). This swallowtail butterfly is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.