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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Feline DNA testing...

It DOES exist!

Claims to affordably determine parentage, breeds and colors of cats and hybrid cat percentages (Savannah and Bengal).
I've two websites I can link, but I will run them past a Mod before posting.

*I asked at a horse color/markings discussion forum about DNA testing for cats and they were able to supply me with the information.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 12:44 AM
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My vet had actually asked me if I was interested in getting one of my cats DNA tested ....

She looks like an african wild cat ... they are almost extinct , because of interbreeding with domestic cats ....

This BTW is Spike ....

She is also quite large for a 8 month old kitten ...., but I wont have her going into a breeding programme so I had her spayed .

this is a link to the african wild cat
http://www.karoocats.org/AfricanWildCat.aspx

I saw one at the zoo .. they are very large and soooooo pretty

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The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans had some African Wild Cats, and they were soo pretty. Big, and exotic looking, but they did look like they could be a pet if you were careful.


I tried the link and got this, Carol -

Error!
Could not locate remote server

You tried to access the address http://www.karoocats.org/AfricanWildCat.aspx, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the Web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.
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Edit To Add - Found the problem. Here is the correct link http://www.karocats.org/AfricanWildCat.aspx
There was an extra o in the original
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 12:58 AM
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Its not by Mars veterinary is it. Because their dog dna testing program is a complete joke.

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its just opened for me ...

http://www.abf90.dial.pipex.com/bco/lybica.htm

Try that one ....

They are pretty arent they .... the ones we saw were purring at each other ..... huge rumbles

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I asked a friend to look over the websites and it appears they are NOT what I had thought they were. My fault entirely for posting before reading or researching.

I thought they would be able to tell what breed mixes were in a domestic cat. I haven't found any information that elaborates on percentage of Savannah/Bengal cats in the F1-2-3 generations.

http://www.catgenes.org/
This site has disclaimer: "DNA Parentage Testing will NOT provide information about the breed make-up of a cat at this time."

This link appears to be to a blog discussing a problem that involves DNA testing.
http://ashera-savannah-cat.blogspot.com ... sting.html

http://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/cat/



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Thats what I thought. Heidi, you had me thinking I was going crazy. Like I said, I've been around the block with the dog dna breed test that JUST came out and is FAR from worth the money yet, I didn't think someone has snuck out a cat breed dna test when I last checked, technology to do breed testing on cats was years away, and that was just a few months ago. Like I said before, no test exists currently that can tell you the genetic makeup of your cat, whether it has wild cat in it or not.

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