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post #1 of 16
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Ok, this is all going to sound kind of werid. I have read that queens can carry from different mates, is that true? And if that is the case it got me wondering...If they are pregnant and they are around a male can they get pregnant again and start carrying another litter at the same time? That sounds pretty werid right and I hope it makes since.
post #2 of 16
No its not wierd or silly but right on! Yes cats can carry from multiple males as they release multiple eggs at once. If bred by multiple males over a short period of time any of those males can become the father. Also after a week or 2 if bred again it can induce a second ovulation and cause another litter to form. This can be dangerous as usually when labor starts it will cause all kittens to be delivered. Kittens a week or more early have very little chance of survival. However, yes it is very possible!
post #3 of 16
wow i did NOT know that, Very interesting though!
post #4 of 16
Definitely, as a matter of fact, the pregnant stray I brought in last year had 8 kittens - 5 from one father and 3 from another. We figured that out because the color they were, that was the only way it could have happened.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
We figured that out because the color they were, that was the only way it could have happened.
Wouldn't you not be able to tell in a stray cat since you dont know who she was bred with and you dont know what her parents looked like? Like if a human couple both have brown eyes but their baby has blue eyes. You dont know what color genes she is carrying...

But that isn't the point here.
Yes multiple litters can happen. A cat at work had a litter and then a week later had one more kitten. The one single kitten lived but the previous litter died.
post #6 of 16
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Well thank you for the info. I learned something new.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by tsj112099
Well thank you for the info. I learned something new.
Cats are induced ovulators..which is why they can get pregnant again as early as a week after giving birth.

Katie
post #8 of 16
Yes I agree. You will find out here that everyone is very up to date on cat knowledge. I have learned so much.
post #9 of 16
That happened to a friend of mine who got a puppy! The people said the dad was a Boxer, but it became painfully obvious that the dad of their puppy was probably a SAINT BERNARD. , while the other puppy that someone else they knew got, was a Boxer mix !
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jen
Wouldn't you not be able to tell in a stray cat since you dont know who she was bred with and you dont know what her parents looked like? Like if a human couple both have brown eyes but their baby has blue eyes. You dont know what color genes she is carrying...
Well, since our cat is solid black, I believe black is recessive. So if she mated with a orange or brown tabby, the boys would be black and the girls would be tortie. I did see a brown tabby around the trailer that I assumed was the father. I think my cat carries the tabby gene, if that's how it works, because there was 1 solid black boy, a brown tabby boy, 2 brown/gray tabby girls, and 1 tortie tabby girl. That was all sort of what I expected. BUT...

There were 3 solid white kittens. The only way for a solid white kitten to come out of a solid black mother is to have a white father. So...that's what makes me think that there were 2. If momma had been anything else but black, I don't think we would have been able to figure that out.
post #11 of 16
WOW way to much research for me
post #12 of 16
Dontcha know, that's what you do all night, waiting for the cat to give birth!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
Dontcha know, that's what you do all night, waiting for the cat to give birth!
LOL no but I might have to check in to it. I think Skittles matted with a Hugh ball of grayish fur ball. I called him Shadow because he is just like it. His coat is the grayish blue that is just thick. HMMM What babies do you think she Will have.
post #14 of 16
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That's so funny. I guess we'll have to wait and see what my girl will have. She is all gray/blue kind of color. I don't know what that's called and the father...that I think is...tan/brown/black/white striped. We might get some pretty little babies. We'll wait and see.
post #15 of 16
I am still learning and reading up on this genetics stuff, I don't know what I am talking about
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jen
I am still learning and reading up on this genetics stuff, I don't know what I am talking about
Me either so I gave up.
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