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post #51 of 53 Old 03-28-2010, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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My boy Malo likes his tummy rubbed and Miz T (the momma) likes hers rubbed too.

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post #52 of 53 Old 03-28-2010, 03:56 AM
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Science lesson of the day: "true" calico patterns are only observed on female cats.* The reason for this is that those particular colors are X-chromosome linked traits. Female cats have two X-chromosomes (one from their father and one from their mother). If the color associated with each of these X-chromosomes is different, what happens is basically that 50% of the cat's cells pick one color and 50% pick the other. This differentiation happens very early on in development so, instead of being a shade between the two (with the hair colors distributed at random) you get fairly large areas with one color or the other.

*The only time "male" cats ever have calico coloration is when they have two X-chromosomes and one Y-chromosome.

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post #53 of 53 Old 03-28-2010, 09:46 AM
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Yes, Smokey only lets us touch his head. He hates being petted anywhere elose!

Puck (Yellow koi HM king) / Scar (White HM) / Salt 'n Pepper (Silver HMPK) / 'That fish' (Copper butterfly HM) / No name (White DT) / No name 2 (Turquoise/white marble HM) / No name 3 (Lilac HM)

Bo Peep (Cambodian VT) / Goldilocks (Yellow VT) / Joie de Vivre (Multicolour VT) / Lil' Peep (Blue VT) / No name (Dalmatian VT) / No name 2
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