The Lynx Factor

PLEASE NOTE: These genetics articles  were written by Mindy Ferreira, and are the sole property of the author including the tables that were developed.

In this table, we are just looking at the inheritability of the agouti gene which is designated as "A" (agouti) and the recessive form "a" (non-agouti). The color of the lynx and non-lynx offspring will be any color that could be expected from the sire and dam. There are several different tabby patterns in felines. All cats have two genes for tabby pattern, even if they are not lynx. The agouti gene turns the tabby pattern on. Most colorpoint breeds have been selectively bred for the ticked (Aby) tabby pattern to avoid the barring and striping referred to as ghost striping in non-tabby cats. When you add the bolder striping patterns of the mackerel or classic tabbies to a pointed breed, you may end up with the traditional (non-lynx) kittens from these breedings having undesirable barring in the points. This should be avoided in colorpoint breeds.

 

MALE MALE MALE
Lynx Lynx non-Lynx
AA Aa aa
FEMALE Lynx AA 100% Lynx 
AA
50% Lynx
AA
100% Lynx
Aa
50% Lynx
Aa
MALE MALE MALE
Lynx Lynx non-Lynx
AA Aa aa
FEMALE Lynx Aa 50% Lynx
AA
25% Lynx
AA
50% Lynx
Aa
50% Lynx
Aa
50% Lynx
Aa
50% non-Lynx
aa
25% non-Lynx
aa
MALE MALE MALE
Lynx Lynx non-Lynx
AA Aa aa
FEMALE non-Lynx aa 100% Lynx
Aa
50% Lynx
Aa
100% non-Lynx
aa
50% non-Lynx
aa

 

 

 

 

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