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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 09:37 AM
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The gene for long hair is recessive, so if one parent is carrying two short hair genes, the kitten will be short haired.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2016, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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thanks So most likely if a parent is short haired. offsrping will take after the short haired parent ?
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 08:30 AM
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Another thing to consider is, it's possible for kittens in the same litter to have different fathers, if the mother had more than one tom courting her when she was in heat.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-11-2016, 12:21 PM
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Two shorthair cats may be carrying longhair gene recessively, so those two could produce a longhair kitten. In the case of a shorthair bred to a longhair, all kittens could be shorthair or may be one that is longhair. but shorthair kittens would now have the longhair gene to produce a longhair kitten. Shorhairs that have never had a longhair cat in their family tree, will produce only shorthair kittens, since the shorthair gene is dominant to the longhair gene. It's impossible to tell just by looking at a shorthair cat to tell whether it is carrying the longhair gene or not.

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