Mating Silver shaded Persian with Chinchilla black tip Persian

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Would anyone be able to help me figure this out?

If a silver shaded Persian is mated with a chinchilla black tip Persian, will the kittens be either silver shaded or black tip Chinchillas? Or will they be somewhere in between with more longer pigmented tip than the parent?
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You could get either or what is called a neither-nor ( to dark to be chinchilla, to light to be shaded). It mainly depends on the pedigree. In my experience showing, sometimes the judges have a difficult time telling the difference.
 
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Thank you for your reply! Mother is a grand champion (silver shaded), father is a champion (chinchilla black tip).

I’m thinking of buying a Chinchilla kitten from the litter, but I’m not sure if the kittens will turn out to be neither-nor. Will the eventual colour show up well by 12 weeks? Thanks again
 

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I would think an experienced breeder may be able to tell. I have only bred shaded silvers and goldens. I did have a golden that was chinchilla( from another cattery), but as an adult in her second year was a shaded so I had to change her registration and start all over showing her.
 
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Thank you for the information! 🙏
 
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