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Baby in hand..

Brigitte Cowell

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Staff member
It's very very common for kittens that had black noses early on to lose it and end up with the pinky red nose with black lining. That's why I say I am curious about this girl as by all rights she shouldn't do that. If she does, then the gene isn't a simple recessive as we've been thinking it is...
 

Brigitte Cowell

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Staff member
Well yes, it really doesn't matter what color their nose is... black noses are just yet another thing that can make a Savannah look more exotic that's all :)
 
I agree, black noses are very cool looking. I would like to read more of your research on recessive vs dominant genes with savannah's do you have much?
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
It's more the assumption it is from talking with cat geneticists like Lorraine Shelton (coauthor of the cat bible Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders & Enthusiasts) and a number of the folk on TICA's Genetics Committee.

We see black noses popping out of pairings of two pink nosed cats but we've not often bred two black-nosed cats together (where one of those black nosed cats is not melanistic as that may not be the same thing at all). I don't think that I've ever seen nor heard of a pink-nosed cat from two black-nosed bst parents for example.
 

Jacq

Savannah Super Cat
Either way, they are very nice babies, Brigitte. I love the mels especially.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
I'm happy to have some mel babies... starting to see the mel boy grow faster than his sisters so maybe he's going to be a tall boy like his brother Babbage :)
 
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