Thursday, May 17, 2012
Day 10: Here is their Daddy's picture
The last picture is their sire Ricky. He is a chinchilla silver. The kittens are all silvers thanks to their Daddy. All silver are tabbies. Dad is homozygous for tabby, and tabby is a dominant gene. Homozygous means that both gene's at that location are the same.That means he can have nothing but tabby babies. Mom is a smoke bicolor. Smokes are not tabbies but solid with a modifier for the white under coat. Mom is a bicolor as well as a smoke. Bicolor is a dominant gene. She only carries one gene for bicolor, so half the babies statistically should be bicolor. The modifier for the white under coat is present in both silvers and smokes.