Satin in cats in New Zealand

Minnie1234

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I've recently discovered satin in my longhair cats. They are part of a breeding programme and I'm thinking it could be an accumulative gene similar to glitter as I've only really noticed it being very intense in last seasons kitten's, now a year old and the first litter of this season (four weeks old). In comparison to other satin cats I feel mine definitely have a more intense sparkle/shine and you can see some of the hairs actually look quite hollow. Is there anybody that studies this particularly? I will do my own study. I'm just finding there isnt much information out there. It's hard to post good photos but I have some videos that show it very well.
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I only see glitter, not satin, personally — guessing some of your foundation cats were Bengals and you just kept the glitter in their fur through the generations.
 
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Hi there, no the Bengal was not used at anytime in this breeding programme. It would serve no purpose and a sparkly coat was never even considered in my breeding programme. This appears to act differently than the Glitter gene and I am doubtful it is recessive as it is still showing up when two different unrelated lines are bred together. That, of course, would be the simple answer. It has been confirmed that it definitely looks like satin by a satin breeder and I haven't personally seen this look in a Bengal. It was quite interesting when I zoomed right in on a photo and saw the colour reflecting off the hair, some purple, some rainbow coloured. Thanks.
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What is your breed? Do you know of any satin in the background?
 
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