Sandpaw takes a look at Shadowsight’s genetics in their second entry of their genetics series.
Hi! I’m Sandpaw, but please call me Sandy. Welcome to my third article, another about genetics (last time I did Rootpaw’s)!
This is about Shadowsight’s family tree with genetics. Firstly, we have to find about his top top kin at the top.
So…the farthest kin I can find of Shadowsight (his great-great-great-great grandmothers and his great-great-great grandparents) are Crystal, Flashnose, Adderfang, Oakstar, Sweetbriar, Harepounce, Stagleap, Jake, Fuzzypelt, and Robinwing. I’m going to start with Oakstar and Sweetbriar.
Their kits would be all chocolate, and may have white spotting or not. That means Pinestar would be a chocolate (tabby or not, let’s say tabby) tom with a white underbelly.
Onto Swiftbreeze and Adderfang now. Again, like Oakstar and Sweetbriar, their kits would be chocolate (tabby maybe), with a white underbelly. That means Leopardfoot, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, Patchpelt and Redtail would all be chocolate, maybe some with a white underbelly and a markerel tabby pattern.
Pinestar, a chocolate tabby tom with a white underbelly, and Leopardfoot, a chocolate she-cat’s kits are likely to be all chocolate (yes, again), with white underbellies. Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit will all be a chocolate-coloured, maybe adding some white underbellies in.
Goldenflower, Tigerstar’s mate’s farthest parents are Stagleap and Harepounce, who’s kits have a 50% chance of being black and a 50% chance of being gray, and a chance of being a silver tabby and smoke. That means One-eye would be gray (like she is), and Speckletail a silver tabby.
Smallear is Speckletail’s mate, and he has unknown parents. Smallear also has small ears, but I don’t know if his ears are folded, or curled (I do think they’re folded though). Their kits would be all gray, and a chance of being a smoke or a silver tabby, and curled ears. Goldenflower would be a smoke with folded ears, Lionheart a silver tabby, Mistlekit and Snowkit being gray.
Goldenflower, as a smoke, and Tigerstar, a chocolate with a white underbelly, they have a 50% chance of being black and a 50% chance of being gray, and offspring chance of a silver tabby and smoke. They have a chance of folded ears. Brambleclawstar would be black, and Tawnypelt would be gray, both with folded ears.
Darkflower and Scorchwind, Rowanclaw’s parents, would make him a black tom.
Rowanclaw and Tawnypelt have a 50% chance of being black and a 50% chance of being gray. That would make Tigerstar ll black, a chance of folded ears.
Now let’s get onto Dovewing’s side. Stormtail and Moonflower’s kits will be all gray. They may be a smoke or silver tabby though. That would make Snowfur a smoke and Bluestar gray (well she’s blue-gray).
Snowfur’s mate, Thistleclaw’s, parents, Thistleclaw’s parents are Windflight and Poppydawn, who’s kits that are toms will have a 50% chance of being red and a 50% chance of being cream, while she-cats have a 50% chance of being tortoiseshell and a 50% chance of being dilute tortoiseshell. That results Thistleclaw to be cream tabby, Rosetail to be a dilute tortoiseshell, and Sweetpaw to be a tortoiseshell (like she is!).
Snowfur and Thistleclaw’s kits, if they were she-cats, would all be dilute tortoiseshell, and the toms would be gray, and a chance of silver tabby plus smoke. Whitestorm would be a gray tom.
Brindleface would be a tortoiseshell she-cat. Whitestorm and Brindleface’s kits have an even chance of being red, black, cream, or gray, and she-cats have an even chance of being black, tortoiseshell, gray, or dilute tortie. That would make Ferncloud a dilute tortie.
Dustpelt, Ferncloud’s mate would be a red tabby tom. Birchfall would either be black or a red tabby.
Whitewing, Birchfall’s mate, top generation is Fuzzypelt and Robinwing, on her mother’s side. Frostfur would be a tortoiseshell (chocolate, I think).
Lionheart, Frostfur’s mate, is a silver tabby, from a previous calculation (in this article).
Silver tabby+tortoiseshell is either black for Brightheart, or tortoiseshell. I’d rather do tortoiseshell.
Cloudtail’s mother, Princess, with her mate being Oliver, creates a gray tom, who is Cloudtail.
Cloudtail and Brightheart’s kits make an even chance of a red, tortoiseshell, black or dilute tortoiseshell (she-cats). Whitewing would be black.
Birchfall is a red tabby and Whitewing is black. Their daughter, Dovewing, would be a tortoiseshell.
Now, Tigerstar the second (black with folded ears) and Dovewing (tortoiseshell) would make….
Shadowsight a red tabby, Pouncestep a black tom and Lightleap a tortoiseshell.
Well that’s the end! I hope you enjoyed my very long article. It took serveral days to type. It’s actually twice the word minimum…soooo I better stop. Bye! Have a great day ^^