Genetics Question... Just for Fun!
My friend's cat has begun having her kittens. Leaving behind all the disapproval at the situation, I have a question based on purest curiosity. The kittens' parents are a male black and grey tabby and a female cream colored cat with medium-brown points. The first two kittens were born jet black. One has a little white tip on its tail, but no stripes, no points, none of that. The kittens look NOTHING like mommy or daddy.
My questions are these...
When it comes to cat genetics, what is dominant and what is recessive? Are solids dominant over patterns? Are any colors dominant over others? I know a fair amount about horse genetics (long story), so I am fairly familiar with genetic basics, but I would assume cats are very different than horses. Anyone have any insight?