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The Nose Question

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat - General Discussion' started by Mike, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Savannah Kitten

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    Hello everyone,

    I read somewhere that even if a kitten has a black nose doesn't guarantee they will have a black nose as an adult.

    Does anyone have more information, or has experienced this??

    Thanks!
     
  2. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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    Well, our kitten, Abu, was born with a solid black nose- as far as the naked eye could discern. It has since turned into a red star with a black outline.
     
  3. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Zuri had a black nose and now she doesn't - LOL!!!!
     
  4. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    Generally speaking, unless both parents are black nosed tabbies, (so silver spotted or brown spotted) there is no guarantee that a kitten's black nose will remain black.

    What can make it more likely is if they are overall very dark and dramatic, the charcoal cool-toned tabbies seem to have more black noses as adults... see these pics of Jumoke as a baby and as adult.

    It seems rare to see a warm-toned golden bst end up keeping the black nose, it does happen occasionally but generally those ones tend to end up with a pink center...
     

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  5. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is an example of when a black nose as baby does NOT end up in black nose as adult...
     

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  6. DChap

    DChap Site Supporter

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    I love seeing the transformation- and not just his nose! Would be fun to see more pics of kittens to adult in a new thread
     
  7. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    When I have time (ROFL) I will try to put something together... I have loads of pics of individual kittens from birth to 3-4 months and then assorted adult pics as the owners see fit to send them to me...
     
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  8. DChap

    DChap Site Supporter

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    Oooh. Can't wait. Thanks! Matojo just turned 6 months and I can see his features changing but he still very kitteny looking. I LOVE how he looks but interested to see how he matures.
     
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  9. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Yes that is actually a very common theme in other forums I have noticed. Maybe it would be fun to have a sticky, kitten to adult? Or even an entire section for all the different photo categories, for F1, F2, Nonstandard, Kittens, Kittens - Adulthood, etc.
     
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  10. Anne

    Anne Savannah Super Cat

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    Thx for the question Mike, I've learned something new today too :)
     
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