Queen Doll Faced Persian Cat Matahari and her Kitten Matata (Cat Genetics)

Queen Doll Faced Persian Cat Matahari and her Kitten Matata (Cat Genetics)

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Queen cat Matahari and her kitten Matata(Saturday  3-10-2009)

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Queen cat Matahari and her kitten Matata(Saturday 3-10-2009)

A photograph for comparisons between "Traditional Persian Cats(Doll Faced)" of the same "Genetic Line" is reproduced for "Cat Fanciers" interested in "Cat Genetics". In Mumbai (India), cats are just kept as pets with no "PEDIGREE CERTIFICATES" to attest their "PEDIGREE" unlike dogs. The white cat Matahari is 2 1/2 years old and her brown kitten "Matata" is 6 months old. I got Matahari mated with a pure white "Traditional persian cat" and the resulting litter, born on 29 March 2009 consisted of 5 pure white kittens and the freak odd brown which is "Matata".

"Matata" at 6 months of age resembles a "True Traditional Persian" with a long body and short stubby legs. Matahari at 2 1/2 years of age resembles more of the "Turkish Angora" and "Traditional Persian Cat" mix, with longer legs and better climbing agility, unlike her kitten "Matata" who is not as agile due to his short stature and different body configuration, although he is "Hyperactive" and more of a dog than a cat in mannerisms and behaviour!

Is the physical difference of Matata compared to his 5 other siblings a result of "Reccessive Genes"? I have read a book on "Cat Genetics" called "Colorpoint Longhair and Himalayan cats" by S.M.Manton F.R.S written in 1971 and hence "Outdated" in 2009 as far as the evolution of certain "cat breeds" developed.

The "Traditional(doll faced) persian Cat" as detailed in the 1971 book of Mr S.M.Manton has today evolved into the "Flat-faced (peke faced) Persian cat" as recognised by the World-wide Cat Fanciers association. Could some cat fanciers please explain the freak colour and physical difference between Queen Cat Matahari and her kitten "Matata"?


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Queen Doll Faced Persian Cat Matahari and her Kitten Matata (Cat Genetics)

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Oct 27, 2009 Sarshi
by: Lisa James

Sarshi has an amazing coat!

Oct 27, 2009 Sarshi my beauty
by: Anonymous

Just thought I'd show you my beautiful placid Sarshi

Sarshi a modern Persian cat

Oct 04, 2009 To Lisa James
by: Michael

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Oct 04, 2009 Genetics
by: Lisa James


First of all, the cat shouldn't have been bred at all if it didn't have papers that proved it was a purebred.

Anyway, to the genetics questions. White is not a "color" it is similar to a coat of paint. It "masks" what the true color underneath the white actually is. A white masking color bred to another white masking color will produce 25% dominant white, or whites that have TWO coats of white paint, 50% white masking color, & 25% color. So this kitten is not brown, but appears to be more correctly called cream, cream tabby, or cameo tabby, & there would have to be a close up photo of him for me to tell you exactly which color he is. Without a pedigree, how on earth will you KNOW what is behind your cats? Pedigrees tell you so much more than just their parents. They tell you ancestry going back however many generations you want to track. If you do your research into those pedigrees, you can tell which cats in the pedigrees may carry the health issues prone to the breed, no matter what breed it is. Pedigrees are very important.

So far as his build being different from his mother, a Persian is a Persian is a Persian. There are natural variations in build in every breed. However, carefully selected for breedings with pedigreed cats will yield more consistency in things like build, coat & temperament than a random breeding that is simply sticking one unpedigreed cat to another.

There is also no such thing anymore as a Peke Faced Persian. They occurred here in the States in the 1940's, & they only occurred in true self reds & red tabbies. They were called Peke faced because a skeletal deformity caused them to look like Pekingese dogs. This facial style had died out by the early 1950's.

What you are calling a Peke face is the Persian that is actually the show type Persian that is bred to the written standard, which the "doll face" is not. Over here, in the States, those of us that show cats & those of us that work in rescue call those "doll faced" or "traditional" cats, very simply "pet quality" because they do not meet the written standard. You can still get pet quality Persians out of 2 show quality Persian, but the breeders spay them & place them as non breeding pets.

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