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A long time ago cats had only one color

source: Publish:2022-01-21 Hot:
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     The cat's color can say is protean, in addition to monochrome, two-color, three flowers, and tabby, tortoise shell, such as the change of the speckle, tabby and assorted tabby, while others are light gene... But it is said that in ancient times, a long time ago, cats had only one color - tabby cats! What's going on here?

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        The ancient egyptians were known to love cats and even mummified the remains of cats. Someone studied the mummies and found they were all tabby cats! Perhaps because of the difference in habitat (such as desert or grassland), the pattern is slightly different, but it's all tiger stripes! It's very similar to the markings of the African wildcat, the legendary ancestor of cats.
        Tabby cat's characteristic is that the colour is made up of coffee and black with M word pattern, forehead, cheeks, both sides of the horizontal stripes, part of the body is an elegant straight stripe, and the tail is moved along by a loop of stripe.


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      Cats began to appear in other colors about 2,000 years ago. The oldest known in painting is a black and white cat, which appeared in Greece around the 6th century BC. Non-tiger spotted cats are caused by mutations in the hair color gene, such as the grey (monochrome) gene in mice that are supposed to be striped. Other fur colors, such as orange, white, black and white, can also be caused by genetic mutations.

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     Why were all the tabby cats in ancient Egypt, when they were genetically mutated to produce other designs? This is because in ancient times, the animals need to be integrated into the living environment in order to survive, occasional white, black and other relatively abrupt design and color, it is hard to survive in the wild, often before too late breeding is eliminated by nature. Until the year after the start, people keep cats as house pets of more and more, the colour of rare cat loved instead, from the deliberate breeding and protection of human, the cat's coat is gradually multifarious up!

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        And it's not just the color of the hair, but the feline is also the result of a genetic mutation! Long-haired cats, which occasionally appear in tropical countries, are often eliminated because they are not good for life. However, the long-haired cat in the cold belt countries can be said to help me! Also because it's good for survival, the cat's long hair gene in the cold belt countries has been preserved!

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     Today's cats are so colorful because 11 representative genes are combined. Cats that have been living with humans for a long time no longer need to rely on protected colors for survival. On the contrary, the more special and bright-eyed the fur color is, the more popular it is, and the better the treatment will be. I can only say that this time is different.

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