Cat Genetic Knowledge

Breeders apply the actual knowledge of genetics in two ways. If they want to breed cats that will be as near as possible to the ideal of a race, according to the standards of the diverse feline associations, they don’t introduce any genetic variation in the lineage, always that is possible evidently, they don’t always obtain it, due that, as we have seen, the recessive genes can reappear spontaneously after several generations.

The registry of cats with the indications of their ancestors, previously registered, gives the breeder up to a minimum of 4 generations of information, that constitutes a guarantee for them, but it is not infallible. That is why breeders usually put for sale cats absolutely he healthy that is why  breeders usually put for sale cats absolutely healthy that, due to a feature of the constitution or the color of the cloak, don’t fulfill the requisites of the feline associations to exhibit them.

On the other hand, other breeders carry out programs of feline breeding in which they submit mutant genes to several combinations to develop a determined characteristic.

Some have been able to get the feline associations to admit their discoveries as “new” races, while others haven’t had so much luck for different reasons, as that the “new” race wasn’t different enough from the others or that they presented risks to the health of the animal.

Future Designed Cats?
In the practice, the relations between the veterinary and feline associations usually proscribe all intentions of breeding “designed cats” that have been genetically manipulated.

Once in a while there are news of breeders that have produced. For example, miniature cats, as with miniature dogs, but the long procedures that the associations impose for the recognition of new races protect cats from the worst excesses of selective breeding. After a century of history, the associations know well the nature of domestic cats as a specie and are always alert against the risks that brings the distortion of their genetic nature in an excess far from reasonable, with the object of damaging the animal.

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