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post #1 of 18
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http://www.pet-net.net/honeybear-kit...oneybears2.htm

I was boredly wandering through meowhoo when i saw this name. I'd never seen it before, and curious, decided to read up on it. Apparently, this lady (the same one who came up with ragdolls) claims to bave crossed two persians with skunk DNA. I found that highly weird and was a bit skeptical about it. Then I read this: "When picked up they "go as limp as a mink stole," she said. ""There's no animal in the world a child can have more enjoyment with," Mrs. Baker said, adding that the cats react to rough handling with purring, instead of bared claws and short tempers."

Is this lady off her rocker?! what on Earth would dulling a natural defensive instinct do that would be positive to the animal in question? Is that sort of genetic altering even possible?!
post #2 of 18
i wouldnt be surprised if this was a con or a hoax. sounds a bit far fetched to me!
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
i wouldnt be surprised if this was a con or a hoax. sounds a bit far fetched to me!

I don't know....I really wouldnt be surprised....Have you read the thread about "Twisty" cats in the S.O.S. forum.......

So yeah this wouldnt surprise me one bit......

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74039
post #4 of 18
If she actually "developed" Ragdolls, it would seem that her claims are highly exaggerated, and thus very suspicious.
post #5 of 18
My cats get smelly enough, so I sure don't want one that is part skunk!
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
My cats get smelly enough, so I sure don't want one that is part skunk!

I've read that she claimed to have done that by injecting skunk genes into the mother cat's bloodstream. She is mistaken. Genetics do not work that way at all. It would take injecting it into the eggs themselves. Also, when asked how cats and skunks could be mixed, she referenced the cabbit (rabbit-cat hybrid), of all things as scientific proof. As far as I know, there is still no proof to this day that cats and rabbits mate in the wild, or that their completely different dna would succesfully turn into anything.
post #7 of 18
Sorry, that is absolutely impossible.
post #8 of 18
It is pretty funny! I hope people don't actually pay her for these cats.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
I've read that she claimed to have done that by injecting skunk genes into the mother cat's bloodstream. She is mistaken. Genetics do not work that way at all. It would take injecting it into the eggs themselves. Also, when asked how cats and skunks could be mixed, she referenced the cabbit (rabbit-cat hybrid), of all things as scientific proof. As far as I know, there is still no proof to this day that cats and rabbits mate in the wild, or that their completely different dna would succesfully turn into anything.
Not to mention that even if a skunk and a cat could sucessfully produce offspring, those offspring would almost certainly be sterile and unable to continue the breed.

I'm sorry, but this cat creation business is waaaay out of line, especially if it's a hoax.
post #10 of 18
There is a breed( or a breed in the making ) called that and that tis the rumor but I saw two of them and they were NFC crossed with persian( the couple the bought them said that is what mom and dad were..
post #11 of 18
no not scientifically possible
post #12 of 18
I was taught in school that two different species could NOT create a baby. Looking at the pictures of those cats, they look just like regular cats.
post #13 of 18
This woman sounds like a total loony tunes to me. She's a mad scientist cat hoarder!
Anyone who would actually think that a part-skunk cat would be a good idea should first be made to scoop out Wiggie's litterbox for a week!
post #14 of 18
I seriously doubt that these cats are part skunk, but I hope this woman's lie won't hurt these cats' chances to find good homes.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by eburgess
I seriously doubt that these cats are part skunk, but I hope this woman's lie won't hurt these cats' chances to find good homes.

luckily for them, people buy into the skunk myth and pay hundreds of dollars for them.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
luckily for them, people buy into the skunk myth and pay hundreds of dollars for them.
And if people actually think that you can cross species like that, then PT Barnum is still correct - "There's a sucker born every minute."
post #17 of 18
They are very pretty cats but I think it's a bunch of bull too!
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
luckily for them, people buy into the skunk myth and pay hundreds of dollars for them.
lucky for her more like!
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