Showing posts with label Tabby British Shorthair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tabby British Shorthair. Show all posts

Saturday 29 October 2011

This is Lola a British Shorthair

Lola loves you! by fofurasfelinas
Lola loves you!, a photo by fofurasfelinas on Flickr.
This is also a really nice photograph (as usual) by the best cat photographer in Brazil! True.

Lola looks as if she is not bred to extreme as she has a nice normal face and body conformation. She has her claws! Sounds odd for me to say that but declawing is quite popular in North America. I would think that it does not happen in South America.

Lola is a tabby British Shorthair. I see banding on the limbs and chest, a sign of the tabby genes.

Saturday 6 August 2011

Cream Mackerel Tabby British Shorthair

Meet "Krystofer", a young exuberant boy British Shorthair cat photographed by the celebrated cat photographer, Helmi Flick.

Cream Mackerel Tabby British Shorthair
Photo copyright Helmi Flick

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You can see his faint banding on the limbs. You can read about tabby cat coats by clicking on the link.

As to the color cream; the recessive dilution gene dd causes the pigmentation that caused the red coat "phaeomelanin" to be clumped irregularly along the hair shaft that gives the appearance of a dilute color - so red (orange) becomes cream.

Cream can be altered by the dominant dilute modifier dene Dm to make apricot.

Genotype of cream is: ddOOdmdm
Genotype of appricot is: ddOODm-

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Happy British Shorthair Cat

Lulu, the smiling one in the picture below is a silver tabby Brit SH. I have another picture of her on this page - my thanks to the photographer and human companion for licensing use of the photo.

Happy Lulu! Photo by warper (Flickr)

Great smile and we all know why she is co content. Her buddy is giving her a good wash. This tells us how we can make out cats happy. Groom them, stroke them (simulates the tongue washing) and flea comb them. All should be liked and loved. Grooming should always be gentle but practical and firm. It is a question of balance and common sense.

British Shorthair Silver Tabby

Silver Tabby British Shorthair - Photo by warper

This is a nice example of a British SH silver tabby cat. She is female - I guess you can see that in her cute face - she is called Lulu.

Silver tabbies are agouti cats. "Agouti" refers to the gene that dictates the pigmentation in the individual hair strands - banded.

The silver tabby is a popular coat type for this cat. Although the blue, a dilute black - is probably the most popular.

The American Shorthair (the American Shorthair has a common ancestor with the British Shorthair), is probably most popular in the sliver tabby coat.

Lulu has a blotched or classic tabby coat. Apparently, it is difficult to breed good silver tabbies because the coat is created by a polygenetic influence (multi-genes) which makes the selective breeding process more complicated.

Sunday 31 July 2011

Silver Tabby British Shorthair

IMG_5481_bearbeitet by warper
IMG_5481_bearbeitet, a photo by warper on Flickr.
Well, this charming cat looks like a young silver tabby cat. He seems to have the classic British Shorthair attributes.

You can see the rather faint but distinct classic "M" mark on the forehead that tells us that he is a tabby cat. Not that we need that to tell!

He appears to be a mackerel tabby but it is not clear from the photo. In fact on second thoughts it seems to be a classic or blotched tabby pattern.

Nice cat and nice photo. You can see the nice cobby, solid body conformation of this cat breed in this photo.

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