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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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White kitten not white anymore?

The skin on my 5 day old white kittens' tails and ears are changing to a black color, but the hair is still white. Does that mean the hair will start to change color soon?
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

If they are Siamese, they are born white, and the points appear gradually. It is possible for kittens to change color.




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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

It means they are going to possibly lovely little color points. Pictures?


Here is my Chica at just a few days old:


This is her now:

Ugh mom! No pictures when I'm just waking up!
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

Ah, I see, yours turned into a beautiful cat I have no clue who the father was, so I am excited about the possibilities!

Here's my 2 cuties. I have 6 total. (1 of the white ones got the manx gene from mama, so it has no tail )



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Thanks Little Princess Chica appreciates the complements, even though she would have preferred at least 3 hours of grooming before that picture was taken! I think they might be color points! You should keep us updated on pictures as they grow!

This was my friend's kitten- her cat had a litter. I think he's about 2 or 3 weeks old here, I don't quite remember. Eyes are just opening, and his color is becoming darker on his face, lets, ears, and tail. He turned out to be a lovely fawn pointed kitty! (Whitish in color, gray smokey points
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

Momma is a beautiful girl, and she has an adorable litter. It will be so exciting to see them grow and change.


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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

aaahhh, so cuuttteee!!!! the shelter i got azores at said she was born gray all over and i guess she just whitened up with time lol.
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

Aww my kittens are sooooo cute, they are starting to open their eyes today!!

I do have a quick question though: Does a lynx point coloration only happen with Siamese or Siamese mix? I don't know who the father was so I was wondering if I should be prepared for Siamese like behavior if they turn out to be lynx points? Also as far as I can tell they are all short haired... I'm not sure you can tell that at little over a week old. So would that rule out all of the long haired breeds?

Also, do all breeds with color points have the blue eyes?
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

I believe you get lynx points from siamese + tabby. Both parents must have the recessive pointing gene. I believe the gene for expressing the stripes is dominant and the kittens only need it from one parent.

My lynx point had a long hair seal point mom, and a brown tabby and white father.

If they look short hair, they probably are. I believe long hair is recessive. However, not *all* long hair kittens show it this early, so maybe they will be long hair. As for siamese behavior- it all depends. Not even all pure bred siamese go along with the breed personality standard. My lynx point is sweet and quiet, and not that talkative at all. Instead of a distinct strong voice, she has a little "merp" of a meow.

Do all color point cats have blue eyes? Personally, I don't have the answer to that. I'm leaning towards yes- I've never seen a color point without blue eyes.
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Re: White kitten not white anymore?

As someone who has a litter of 5 who all had very different looking coat lengths up until 10 weeks, I can tell you, even that isn't a determining factor. Because if I showed you a picture of the kitten I kept at 3 weeks, or even 8 weeks, and a picture of her now, you'd be shocked. I would show but I need to load kodak picture thing on this computer, maybe this weekend I can get that done.

I thought for sure she'd be this beautiful long haired blue and white bi-color cat. Her fur is longer, but its very sleek like my black and white bi-color. Not at all what I was hoping for, but it worked out, she hardly sheds at all.

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