FURTHER HELP

Note: If you found this page through any means other than via the Pure Felinity site, you should be aware of the fact that this page was written about cyber cat breeding, not real cats, and that it is tailored to the breeding rules of this site. The genetics of this site are a simplified version of reality, so there may be some principles that do not hold true in real life.

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This page contains links to other areas of Pure Felinity and outside sites that can help with further understanding. Please note that Pure Felinity and it's owners accept no responsibility for the content of outside sites.

Cyber Cats:-
http://www.purefelinity.com/help.php
http://www.purefelinity.com/faq.php
http://www.purefelinity.com/forum.php?category=help
These are links to other pages on the Pure Felinity site that you may find useful. The first two pages here are the official Help and FAQ pages for pf. The third page is the Help Forum, where you can ask other players for help and advice and read the other posts that contain advice offered to other players.

Real Life:-
Breeds:
http://www.cfainc.org/breeds.aspx
This is the 'breeds' page of the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA). It contains links to breed profiles of all of the breeds recognised by this organisation.
http://www.gccfcats.org/breeds.html
This is the 'breeds' page of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). It contains links to pictures of most of the breeds recognised by this organisation.
http://tica.org/public/breeds.php
This is the 'breeds' page of The International Cat Association (TICA). It contains links to breed profiles and pictures of all the breeds recognised by this organisation.
http://fifeweb.org/wp/breeds/breeds_prf_stn.php
This is the 'breed standards' page of the Fédération International Féline (FIFe). It contains links to the standards for all of the breeds recognised by this organisation.
http://www.oriental-cat-breeder.co.uk/the-oriental-shorthair.php
This page has a history of the Oriental Breed, written by John Harrison. It is included purely because I thought it might interest some people.

Physical Traits:
http://www.messybeast.com/curly-cats-rex.htm
This page provides details of the development of curly coats in cats.
http://www.pgaa.com/feline/general/lapermdiscription.html
This page provides details of the development of the LaPerm breed.
http://www.messybeast.com/curly-cats-wire.htm
This page provides details of the development of the wirehair mutation in cats.
http://www.hicats.com/breeds/american-wirehair-history.html
This page provides details of the development of the American Wirehair breed.
http://www.messybeast.com/curly-cats-bald.htm
This page provides details of the development of the various Hairless mutations in cats.
http://www.messybeast.com/bobtail-cats.html
This page provides details of the development of Tail Mutations and the various Tail-less and Bobtailed breeds.
http://cats.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/p/Munchkin.htm
http://www.moggies.co.uk/breeds/munchkin.html
These links both look at the development of short-legged mutations in cats, and short-legged breeds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Curl
Wikipedia article on the American Curl breed.
http://www.purrfectfolds.com/History/history.html
This page provides details of the development of the Scottish Fold breed.
http://www.messybeast.com/gene-anomalies.htm
http://www.messybeast.com/freak-cats.htm
These links both look at the various Real Life genetic anomalies that can occur in cats (including lethal defects).
http://www.messybeast.com/extrapolation.htm
Included purely for interest, this page looks at the potential new cat breeds of the future!

Colours:
http://www.fanciers.com/other-faqs/color-genetics.html
This page provides more information on Real Life cat colour genetics
http://tortietom.nidoba.nl/tortiete.html (quite slow to open)
An explanation of the causes of Tortie Toms (males) - this is quite good to help with understanding the red gene.
http://my.net-link.net/~cwjohnso/genetics.html
An explanation of the genetics behind Silver Shading/Chinchilla in American Shorthairs.
http://www.messybeast.com/chinchillas.htm
An explanation of inhibited and wideband genetics (Smoke, Silver Shaded, Chinchilla and Gold)
http://www.ragdollbreedclub.org/colorpoints_pat_predictions.php
An explanation of the White Spotting gene in Ragdolls
http://www.caramelapricotfederation.co.uk/gallery.html
Images of Caramel and Apricot cats
http://www.messybeast.com/spotted-cats.html
http://www.seregiontica.org/Colors/tabby/tabbies.htm
The first of these links is a description of all known tabby patterns, while the second shows images of tabby patterns, including a spotted with an obvious underlying classic pattern.
http://www.siamesekitties.com/bloss2a.jpg
http://www.siamesekitties.com/B1boy4.jpg
http://www.siamesekitties.com/Bloss2nd10wks2.jpg
The three links above show Siamese (Pointed) kittens at various stages of growth, illustrating the gradual development of the colour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punnett_square
More detail about Punnett squares.

Go to:
Genetics Help Home
Colours
The basics
Overview of the different genes used
Explanations of the genes
How to work out the results of a breeding
Some examples of breeding calculations
Further help (current page)