feline genetics


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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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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