Silver – this is in inhibitor (dominant) gene, meaning we can’t get silver kittens unless one of the parents is silver
Blue/ Black -- these are recessive gene and something a cat can carry. In order for us to get blue or black kittens both parents have to carry the dilute or solid gene. At the moment I have no males that carry the dilute or the solid gene (Joey may carry dilute, I have to test him) so blue or black kittens are not happening any time soon.
With white – We get tons of request for kittens with white. We can’t get those unless one of the parents is with white. I only have 1 female with white (Jojo) and 1 male with white (Joey) so kittens with white won’t be happening much until Joey starts breeding.
Golden – Also a recessive gene and something a cat can carry like dilute and solid. Both parents have to carry the golden gene (that frankly we really don’t know what it is yet) in order to produce golden kittens.
Color point – This is also a recessive gene. We are a traditional breeding meaning we do not use color points in our program but we have several color point carriers. With the current health problems we’re dealing with in the breed we do not rule out that we may have some color point kittens in the future, as certain pairings need to happen for the health of the breed. I have had a few in the past, but they will not be breeding cats in our program, all born color point kittens will be pets.
Red – Red is a little more complicated. You can only get torbie girls when the father is red, you can only get red males is the mother is a torbie, and you can only get red females if the mother is a torbie AND the father is a red (like the upcoming litter between Jojo and Reddington) If both parents carry dilute you could also get creme (which is diluted red).
With the cats and combinations we have, brown tabbies are always an option