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Diploma breeder education module 3 passed

On 05.07.2022 I was joining education and exam on module 3, learning about cat behavior and genetics

Genetics is a topic I could easily spend a lot more time learning more about, and I also look forward to being able to include it in my cattery

Using genetics, you can see what genotype the cat has and use this to calculate what colors / patterns that your kittens will get. Some nuisances can be known for sure by looking at the cat or its parents. Other genes will be hidden, which means you can not be sure of these until you either get a genetic test, or look at the kittens after a mating

I have tried to write the genotype of Maine Malawi Bounty Boy here:


A brief explanation of this:

aa: He is non-auguti, which means he has no stripes

B-: He has the gene for black. I can figure this out as his color is blue and blue comes from black. I do not know in what he is carring, here he can be a carrier of black (B), chocolate (b) or cinnamon (b1)

dd: He is blue which means he is a dilution of the black color

ii: He is not silver

ll: He is a semi-long-haired cat which is genetically a mutation of the same gene for long-haired cat - therefore two small l's for long fur

oY: He is not red and is a male cat. The red color is bound to the sex chromosome X. Male cats can only be red or not red and never a tortie (multicolored red cat)

tt: He's not ticked. Ticked is a gene that has something to do with the type of stripes that a cat may have.

wsw: We can see he is a bicolor variant of his white color - or more properly; the white is the amount of his missing color.

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