genetics

How Has the Domestic Cat Evolved?

How has the domestic cat evolved over the approximate 10,000 years of its domestication from the Near Eastern wildcat? We…

2 years ago

Do wild cats shed as much as house cats?

Do wild cats shed as much as house cats? I have the best books on the wild cats and there…

2 years ago

How many genes do cats have?

How many genes do cats have? Domestic cats have 20,285 genes and 38 chromosomes (sciencedaily.com). Humans have roughly 20,500 genes…

2 years ago

Male Tortoiseshell Cat Acts like a Masculinized Female Rather Than a true Male

Male tortoiseshell cats have feminine personality traits as described below. We know that the chances of finding a male tortoiseshell…

2 years ago

Why are white cats with blue eyes deaf?

People ask why white cats with blue eyes are deaf. Not all of these cats are deaf (see part 2…

4 years ago

Hermaphrodite Cat

Hermaphrodite cats are very rare. A British vet in Plymouth says that such a condition is only seen, a maximum…

6 years ago

Mapping Domestic Cat Genes

Mapping all 20,000 genes of the domestic cat is intended to allow scientists to (a) improve human health (b) improve…

6 years ago

What breed is Grumpy Cat?

Grumpy Cat is not a breed of cat. She is a random bred cat, a "moggie". The record needs to…

7 years ago