|Authors:||Lebedynska Yelyzaveta and Lebedynska Kateryna (TM Katrin-Elizabeth)|
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|For me, the most beautiful, the most spectacular, the most fascinating color – is color-Point. If you once to see blue eyes, that are hidden under the romantic mask, you will not be able to resist. The same happened to me. Needless to say, that it was love at first sight. You know the result. This is the website of professional scottish cats cattery rare and exclusive color-point colors ” Simba Iceberg “.The official name of the color-Point came through transliteration of the English word “color-point”, which translates as “colored dot.” Scottish kittens color-point colour are born completely white. Color,that have called “Point” (from the English. Point – dot), or “marks”, will appear after a time of their ears, paws, tails and a muzzle. A characteristic feature of color-point color – the eyes of azure to deep sapphire blue.
It’s worth noting that in ancient times, cats rare and exclusive color-Point color were indicator of wealthy elite and monarchs.
The literary source “domestic cat” (1893) authorship L.K.Popova reports that: “… for good specimen, and even now are paying up to 100 rubles and more” (for example, 1 ruble = 1,350 old rubles current = 325 hryvnia = 41 U.S. dollars). Select the currency of your country, and multiply by 100 to get the lowest price!
In cats, as in humans, skin color, hair and eyes defines natural pigment – melanin. At the genetic level, the “C” gene(from the English. Color – color) responsible for synthesis of melanin. Science knows the phenomenon of albinism, which is a congenital absence of melanin pigment, mutation of “C” gene served as a breeding ground for albinism. There are two types of albinism: full and partial.
Color-Point color is formed at presence in genotype of individuals a recessive gene “cs”, which manifests the form of partial albinism. Color-point or “Siamese” color belong to the group acromelanic colors of cats, including such colors as color-Point, mink, sepia. All these colors are considered to be temperature dependent, ie, the temperature of the environment directly affects the color (for example, cold temperature in the room – body the cat becomes darker). This is due to the fact that the pigment that gives hair a certain color, is synthesized only in the coldest parts of the cat’s body (in the ears, paws, tails and muzzle – on points). The remaining parts of the body remain undyed because melanin under the influence of gene “cs”, actually isn`t synthesized at higher temperatures.
Neither more nor less than this feature explains the fact that the Scottish kittens And only after a time, in an environment with unstable temperature mode, a small organism, already making their own thermoregulation, has a different temperature on the separately taken parts of the body.color-point colour, that were in the mother’s womb with a stable high temperature, are born completely white.Then the color manifested in the colder areas of the body kittens. Compliance with the thermal regime for individuals of a given color is very important.
Blue eyes, which are the characteristic feature of the scottish cat color-point colour, are likewise the result of a recessive gene “cs”, which prevents the formation of pigments responsible for the color of retina of eyes. The number of of the pigment particles determines the hue of blue, resulting from the scattering of light in the stroma of the iris. So greater the density of the pigment that is paler shade of eye. Conversely, the smaller the pigment, the color of the eyes will be saturated.
For the color display of Color-point color recessive cs gene is responsible, so color-point can be born only if:
– Both parents have Color-point color (genotype: cscs)
– Both parents — color-point gene carriers, ie carriers of color-point gene (genotype: Ccs)
– One of the parents — Color-point (genotype: cscs), the other — Color-point gene carriers (genotype: Ccs)
When mating Color-point animal and the animal is not Color-point color and not Color-point gene carriers — kittens will not be color-point but they will be color-poin gene carriers, ie later mating the animal got from a pair like this, with the color-point or the animal with color-point gene carrier, the kittens will be color-point.
Just wanted to draw your attention to one of the most important aspects in Color-point colors — body color contrast to the color points. Unfortunately, only a few color-point breeders take it into account, using animals in breeding which have poor contrast of points or strong residual painting that in future leads to getting only the same kittens. Ideally color-point animal’s body must be homogeneous color. The boundaries of points should be clear. Below you can see the chart, which shows:
1. An animal with a good contrast to the body points.
2. An animal that does have dark colors on the body
3. The animal, having a strong darkening of the body — the complete absence of contrast to the body points.
It is well known and scientifically proven that Color-point gene may interact with other genes, such as the gene of silver, gold, agouti gene, white piebald gene, creating different variations of gold and silver color-points, the variation of tabby, with white variation («Color-point with white»). With the variants of colors that can be obtained as a result of breeding work with individuals of color-point colors can be found in directory by clicking on the link.