inbreeding depression

Reasons why cats are selectively bred?

The only reason why domestic cats are selectively bred is to make attractive cats which sell at the maximum price…

4 months ago

Are purebred cats inbred?

My belief is that the whole purpose of cat breeding is to selectively breed cats which have as near as…

4 months ago

Why are white tigers white?

It is believed that white tigers are white because of the result of a genetic mutation which occurred about 120…

6 months ago

Picture of badly bred Exotic Shorthair cat

It is instructional to remind ourselves what a badly bred purebred cat looks like. Here we have an Exotic Shorthair,…

10 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…

2 years ago

Rapaport complains bitterly about the removal of his famous cat video

Instagram have removed Michael Rapaport's video commentary on Wilfred the inbred Persian and he is livid. Wilfred has taken the…

2 years ago

Most Inbred Cat Breeds

According to a well-respected study the most inbred cat breeds are Burmese, Havana Brown, Singapura and Sokoke. These cat breeds…

2 years ago

Hybrid Vigour In Cats

Hybrid vigor (vigour) is also called heterosis. When you introduce fresh genes into a breeding program the offspring may benefit…

2 years ago

What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat?

Cat inbreeding causes what is described as "inbreeding depression" which is another term for general weakness. Robinson's Genetics for Breeders…

4 years ago

Why Are White Lion Cubs So Popular?

The white lion cub and the white tiger cub are often the major attractions at zoos. You'll have to go…

7 years ago