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The Genetic Makeup of a Snowshoe Cat


The basic genetic makeup of a homozygous Snowshoe cat is: a/a (non-agouti), B/B (black), cs/cs (pointed), L/L (short hair), S/s (the heterozygous form of the white spotting factor), with variant pigmentation factors (D/D (dense pigmentation) or d/d (maltesed pigmentation)) depending upon the desired point colors.

The variant pigmentation factors will produce the following colors/patterns: