cat genetics

Is the domestic cat a species?

Yes, the domestic cat is a species. Although I think it is a slightly tricky question because the domestic cat…

23 hours ago

Cross-eyed rescued Nebelung cat is an internet hit in raising $12,000 for charity

This cross-eyed grey cat who looks like a Nebelung, a rare long-haired grey cat, was rescued and adopted at San…

2 weeks ago

Pictures of odd-eyed hairless cats are eye-catching

Rosie and Poppy live with Sarah Jenkins who lives in the US. Sarah is a teacher and she decided to…

2 months ago

‘Flathead’ the Baby Yoda domestic cat with flattened ears is a Scottish Fold

We are told that a black domestic cat called 'Flathead' is the latest cat celebrity because his ears are not…

2 months ago

Picture of Dwarf Red Panda Cat

This young cat looks like a red panda. This is also a dwarf cat in my opinion because the legs…

3 months ago

How do Siamese cats get their colour?

Siamese are dark cats with a pigment-inhibiting, temperature-sensitive gene which removes some of the darkness when the temperature is warmer.…

3 months ago

Testing for a bobcat/domestic cat hybrid

There have been many claims that a cat is a bobcat/domestic cat hybrid. Sarah Hartwell, a cat genetics expert says,…

4 months ago

Cat personality linked to coat colour?

Can a cat's personality be linked to their coat colour and type? The answer is yes, although I had always…

6 months ago

Why are Siamese cats born white?

Siamese kittens are born white because in their mother's womb they have experienced an ambient temperature which is even throughout…

8 months ago

Sport hunting of African lions has weakened them by restricting their genetic diversity

A study lead by a conservation biologist at the Zoological Society of London, Simon Dures, has produced compelling but not…

11 months ago