Hey guys..... first up - I've been pretty busy trying to juggle full time study with part time work. So I've been quiet over the past few weeks for that reason.  Secondly - We've also been dealing with something else.....  For those who haven't been around as long,...
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Imagine this type of world...

December 12, 2020
Here's a hypothetical for you... To all the rescuers and foster carers, I love what you do, I have been involved in rescue before, and I will do in the future too. But before you jump down my throat, just have a read.... Imagine a world where shelters and pounds didn't exis...
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Colour Genetics

November 14, 2020

What I've learned about colour genetics so far!

I’m still learning and evolving, so please be kind if I haven’t got everything just right. I welcome any comments/opinions as long as they’re KIND 😊 So this is still a whole new world for me. I’ve been reading up on this since I chose Henley the day he was born, a...
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Henley x Nico

October 31, 2020
Don't you love how Henley looks constantly perplexed 😅🤣 I would be too if it was my first time in the sack with a strange woman who spoke a different language 💃 I wonder if Henley can understand Nico's Danish accent 🤔 Only 6 days post arrival and in true Nico sty...
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Breeding... in general

September 29, 2020
Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On...
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Polydactyly Papers

August 26, 2020
Here are a couple of recent papers that I've found on polydactyly characteristics and heterogeneity in maine coons.  The first two papers are published in J FELINE MED SURG and have impact factors in the 3rd quartile for veterinary sciences.  The third paper i...
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DNA Profile - Henley

July 5, 2019

Henley's DNA results & my thoughts so far...

Polydactyl Henley is heterozygous for polydactyl (Hw/N), which means approximately 50% of his kids will also possess the polydactyl trait and also pass this trait on. The following shows the 3 variants for the polydactyl allele which is dominant over non-polydactyl: Hw/Hw = ...
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Polydactyly

June 29, 2019

Poly paws - harmful or harmless?

What on earth is a polydactyly cat? I am going to add to this later.... but for now... have a read of these articles if you're interested. Observations of Feline Polydactyly, Curtis & King 2007Polydactyl Cats, Hartwell, 2001-2010Twisty Cats - The Ethics of Breeding For Defor...
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The domestic cat, a species of flesh-eating mammal belonging to family Felidae, order Carnivora, is a small, lithe, intelligent, soft-furred animal........ AKA a clumsy, affectionate, mischievous, puppy-cat,in the case of the maine coon ;)

I've always been fascinated in where things come from. So let me share the mysterious history of the magnificent maine coon.  There doesn't seem to be any official record of where or why they came to be.  From what I've read, the maine coon is classed as a "natural...
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So I finally did the thing, guys!

I'm very nervous and have been losing sleep over how it's going to go down. I feel like it will go one of two ways. Either no one will give a shit or I'll become the new target for...hmm... let's say, certain people who won't be happy with my life choices {what's new haha}. ...
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