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.