Feline Color Genetics Links - Kissojen värigenetiikkaa englanniksi

This is a collection of links to sites which which might interest a color genetics hobbyist. First there are links to general feline color genetics pages, then links to pages about special colors and patterns, and then links to breed pages. The quality of these pages varies a lot from small photo galleries to vast genetic resources. Last checked and updated 2004-08-31.

General articles about all feline colors

Orca Starbuck and David Thomas: Cat Colors FAQ: Cat Color Genetics
very good article about color genetics
http://www.fanciers.com/other-faqs/color-genetics.html

Feline Genetics by R. Roger Breton and Nancy J Creek
genetics article, no pics
http://www.netpets.com/cats/reference/genetics/catgenetics.html

You will learn about breeding cats and basic genetics of cats by Eurocatfancy
a good series of basic genetics articles
http://www.eurocatfancy.de/en/nav/genetics/index.html

Feline Genetics by HDW and Foothill
both basic genetics and color genetics
http://www.hdw-inc.com/Genetics.htm
http://www.hdw-inc.com/geneticsofcolors.htm

Breeding Methods by Mousekateers Cattery
some articles about color genetics (mostly about Persians)
http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/4114/breedingmethods.html

Color & Pattern by Carole Goodwin
nice pics and text, mostly about Cornish Rex
http://www.devons.com/color.html

Genetics by SIOBaJa breed club
a series of articles about all colors
http://www.siamese.mundikat.nl/subweb/siamese/genetics/geneticauk.htm

Simple Genetics by Diana F Arnold
short basic text, no pics.
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~fccvic/art10.htm

Coat Color and Pattern Genetics of the Domestic Cat by Nan Hampton
slide show about genetics, lots of pics
http://www.janecky.com/runyen/bio554/cat/INDEX.HTM

Cat Color Genetics Primer by Tenset Technologies
rather nice article + program for color prediction
http://www.tenset.co.uk/catgen/indexus.html

Cat Colours and Patterns by Messybeast.com
list of all possible colors and patterns
http://www.messybeast.com/colours.htm

Articles about special colors or patterns

The Pigment Parade by Lorraine Shelton
about white in cats
http://home.earthlink.net/~featherland/off/white.html

The Gene by Julie Simpson
short article about spotting pattern
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~fccvic/art3.htm#home

Genetics and the White Cat by Paula Swepston
couple of articles about white and deafness
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/L_P_swepston/genewhit.htm

White Cats and Deafness by Roy Robinson
a rather scientific article, statistics
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/L_P_swepston/RoyRob.htm#1995

White Cats and Deafness by Sarah Hartwell
about blue eyes associated and NOT associated with white coat
http://www.messybeast.com/whitecat.htm

Genetics of the shaded American Shorthair by Carol W. Johnson
good article, lovely pics
http://www.net-link.net/~cwjohnso/genetics/shadedfin2.html

My Working Hypothesis of Tabby Pattern Inheritance by Heather Lorimer
short text, some photos
http://cc.ysu.edu/~helorime/TabPat.html

Striped, Spotted and Ticked Cats by S Hartwell
a very nice article with lots of good photos and drawings
http://www.messybeast.com/spotted-cats.html

Tortoiseshell and Tri-colour Cats by Sarah Hartwell
about orange gene and tortie pattern
http://www.messybeast.com/tricolours.htm

Torties, Calicos and Tricolor Cats by Barbara French
written in a "faq" mode, lots of terminology explained
http://www.fanciers.com/cat-faqs/tricolors.html

Albinism Gene by Siamese Cat Society
C aka albino locus alleles in Siamese cats
http://homepages.tig.com.au/~coslinka/albinogene.html

Solid Colors and Dilutes by Heather Lorimer
blue, brown, cinnamon etc. Nice pics
http://cc.ysu.edu/~helorime/BasicCol.html

The Basic Self (Solid) Colours of Cats by Sarah Hartwell
shades of solid cats explained, no pics
http://www.messybeast.com/self-solid.htm

Novel flavours in feline coat colours by Kerry J. Fowler
about blue dilute and possible other dilute genes
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~fccvic/art12.htm

Caramel & Apricot & Cinnamon & Fawn Coat Colour by John Harrison
article which explains the "dilute factor", no pics
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/harislauandmegrim/article8.htm

Lilac and Chocolate by D. Agafonov & A. Spirin
about these rare colors, mostly in Persians
http://www.zooclub.ru/eng/cats/okras/7.htm

Genetically Impossible Kittens: Mosaicism by Sarah Hartwell
mosaics, chimaeras and orange gene
http://www.messybeast.com/mosaicism.htm

Colors in cat breeds

CFA's Color Prefix Chart
accepted colors and color names in all breeds
http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/color-prefix.html

Abyssinian Genetics by the Abyssinian Homepage
links and an article about colors in this breed
http://www.serve.com/BatonRouge/genetic.htm

What Makes a Cat Siamese? by Diana Arnold
Siamese genetics
http://www.hotkey.net.au/~fccvic/art7.htm

...Genetics of the Red Series in Siamese cats by RP&TPSCC
color names and some genetics
http://www.palantir.co.uk/genet.html

Shaded Silver Orientals by Heather Lorimer
shadeds in this breed, good photos
http://cc.ysu.edu/~helorime/Shade.html

Genetics (Bombay) by Ja Trotter
short article about color genes in the breed
http://freespace.virgin.net/mc.howe/basbc/genetics1.htm

Simplified Asian Genetics by Naomi Johnson
colors in Bombay, Burmilla etc.
http://website.lineone.net/~vervain/asiangen.htm

Genetics (Singapura) by Marcia Owen
a very short text
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/marcia.owen/sccgenetics.htm

Burmese mating color chart by Darbie Marlin
breeding charts
http://www.runway.net/b/moonmaid/color-chart.html

Applied Genetics... Burmilla by Horizon's Cattery
special colors of this breed: sepia + silver
http://www.osha.igs.net/~kiddbatt/DOCS/pages/genetics2.htm
http://www.osha.igs.net/~kiddbatt/DOCS/pages/genetics1.htm

Tonkinese Genetics by Linda Martino
colors of this breed are explained here.
http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/tonk-genetics.shtml

Oriental Colors of the British Palette by Inna Shustrova
chocolate and lilac in this breed
http://www.zooclub.ru/eng/cats/okras/8.htm

The Genetics of the Blue Persian by Des Leigh
a short article
http://www.bluepersian.ndirect.co.uk/genetics.html

Color Genetics for Ragdoll Breeders by Solveig Pflueger
shortish, but very clear text.
http://www.rfci.org/genetics/solveig.htm

Basic Snowshoe Genetics by katsn1
a short article
http://katlbs.tripod.com/sng/id5.html

The Genetics of Birman Traditional Colors by Michael Olsen
nice article with crossing tables, no pics
http://www.stuffweuse.com/birman/genetics.html

Basic Colours and Patterns (Birman) by Xamela Birmans
ahort article with some genetics, note the other pages too
http://www.geocities.com/xamela/colourspatterns.htm

About those colors...! (Norwegian Forest Cat) by La Maison Forte
text and pics about new colors; "amber" and "light amber"
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/L_P_swepston/newcol.htm

The X-colours in NFO (Norwegian Forest Cat)by Jette Eva Madsen
two short articles about possible new colours
http://www.skovkat.dk/jetteweb/xtimes51.htm
http://www.skovkat.dk/jetteweb/dilutemodifier.htm

Norwegian Forest Cats - The new colours by Christa Utescheny, Arlesbrunnen
article about test matings, pics
http://www.v-arlesbrunnen-nfo.de/html/x-colours/info_e.htm

Ocicat Colors by CFA
a pretty photo gallery with color names, some miscolored ones too
http://www.ocicatinfo.com/Ocicolors.htm

The Beautiful "Snow" Bengal by HDW Enterprises
a short article about snow patterns
http://www.hdw-inc.com/marshasnowbenpg.htm

Go Hairless! by Sanspelo Sphynx Cattery
good overall color genetics, pics of Sphynx.
http://www.sanspelo.com/.../Coat%20Color%20Genotyping.htm


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