Queen Doll Faced Persian Cat Matahari and her Kitten Matata (Cat Genetics)
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a book on "Cat Genetics" called "Colorpoint Longhair and Himalayan cats" by S.M.Manton F.R.S written in 1971 and hence "Outdated" in 2009 as far as the evolution of certain "cat breeds" developed.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"?