Feline Genetics

What do dominant and recessive mean?

Basic Cat Coat Color Genetics
        A description of the inheritance of black, chocolate, cinnamon, blue lilac, and fawn.

Inheritance of red, cream, and particolor.

White and Bicolor Inheritance (and notes about white lockets etc.)
Lorraine Shelton's"The Pigment Parade"

Pointed, Burmese, and the Tonkinese Combination

Tabby Pattern Inheritance


About silvers and shaded silvers
my shaded Oriental program
Carol Johnson, DVM, PhD article on shaded silver genetic mechanisms (look under "resources" on this page)

Eye-color  updated 8'04

Inheritance of coat length and structure

Inherited diseases and defects

Genetics and Inbreeding

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Other cat genetics sites:

Cat Colors FAQ: Cat Color Genetics
White spotting:The pigment parade (about bi-color)