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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

not available in that color

You can't get kitties in certain colors. Ever notice that?

Like you never see a gray and orange cat, or a chocolate and cream cat. So why can they come up with those wild 3-color combos, like you saw on my cat Baci (the Christmas photo)?

Why aren't 3-color male kitties worth anything to a breeder? Did you know there was such a thing as a torbie? Which chromosome is the only one that can carry the gene for red (= orange) fur?

Barbara French explains it all for you.

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