Who is Sorrelstripe’s Mate? by Dewfeather

Dewfeather takes it upon herself to find missing mates for queens.

Art by Dawnheart101

Warning- I know nothing about genetics

I am looking for Sorrelstripe’s mate. The small family has pelt colors of
Sorrelstripe- Dark Brown
Bay paw- Golden tabby Tom with white splotches
Myrtlepaw- Pale Brown

Just to say Honeyfur is yellow with white splotches. So Sorrelstripe’s mate may be related to her.

Toms- There is no leader, kits, apprentices, medicine cats or elders.

Thornclaw
Birchfall
Berrynose
Mousewhisker
Lionblaze
Stemleaf
Bumblestripe
Molewhisker
Dew nose
Stormcloud
Fern song
Fin leap
Shell fur
Snaptooth

Now I am going to take away cats with mates, crushes, and her family, thanks to my handy dandy family tree I made. Here is the revised list.

Mousewhisker
Bumblestripe
Molewhisker
Dew nose
Stormcloud
Shell fur
Snaptooth

Finleap left SkyClan to be with Twigbranch. That means he left his family and friends to be with her. I took him out because of that.
Stemleaf declined being mates with Bristlefrost for Spotfur instead. So I took him off the list.

That leaves these guys

Mousewhisker- big gray and white tom
Bumblestripe- bulky, pale gray Tom, black stripes
Molewhisker- large brown and cream Tom
Dewnose- gray and white Tom with amber eyes
Stormcloud- gray tabby Tom
Shellfur- tortoiseshell and white Tom

These are the pelt colors of the small happy Sorrelstripe family again.

Sorrelstripe- Dark Brown
Baypaw- Golden tabby tom with white splotches
Myrtlepaw- Pale Brown

Sorrelstripe and Myrtlepaw are both brown. So I think all we need is a golden and white cat. The only cats with a bit of that coloring are

Shellfur- white
Dewnose- white
Mousewhisker- white

As I mentioned above, Honeyfur is yellow with white splotches. So there is a possibility that the cat is related to her. Honeyfur has relations to
Lilyheart- her mother
Snowbush- her father
Leafshade- her sister
Larksong- her dead brother

Lilyheart has no other family members that are around the same age as Sorrelstripe.

Snowbush is related to
Dewnose- his brother
Whitewing- his sister

Snowbush also has two elder parents and a dead sibling.

So my conclusion is Dewnose is the father of Sorrelstripe’s kits. He showed up in all the lists of available toms and is related to Honeyfur. He is related to Honeyfur because…
Snowbush was his brother who had Honeyfur as his daughter.

I have no idea how genetics work. It is possible that Dewnose is the father of Baypaw and Myrtlepaw. Dewnose showed up in all the lists so it is possible. I have no memory of romantic interaction.

Dewfeather has solved the missing mate mystery.
Tell her if she is wrong, because she has no idea how genetics work.

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Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
June 8, 2020 1:28 am

(Genetically speaking, if we are considering ‘golden’ to be some variation of ginger (ginger, cream, ect ect), then for a tom to be that color his mom would have to be a ginger or torti variation. So, the genes don’t really matter in this case, A because the Erins (sadly) don’t pay attention to genes, and B, because Baypaw can’t genetically be his mother’s son anyway regardless of his father 😛 )

Nice article! I always enjoy seeing theories on who someone’s parents are!


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Emberheart and Foxclaw
Emberheart and Foxclaw
June 8, 2020 6:16 pm

My favorite genetics theory is that Sandstorm is adopted, because her father was Redtail. Redtail is a tortoiseshell tom, and tortoiseshell males are actually not fertile (cannot have kits) and because Brindleface adopted Cloudtail, a kittypet, meaning she cares a lot for them


Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
June 8, 2020 6:35 pm

Ooh, yes!! I think that would be so sweet. 😀


The Earthliest Earthling

Icestripe
Icestripe
June 9, 2020 4:11 pm

Emberheart! I love that theory! And that would make sense because it’s mentioned that Ashkit, Fernkit, Elderkit, and Tulipkit was Brindleface’s first litter!

Midnightshadow
Midnightshadow
June 9, 2020 6:51 pm

Ember, SOME tortie males can have kits, and if Sandstorm is his daugther, then Redtail is FERTILE.


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Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
June 9, 2020 7:46 pm
Reply to  Midnightshadow

I didn’t know that any of them could have kits? I was under the impression that they were all sterile. (Do you have to a link to an article or something? I love reading about genetics stuff 😀 😀 😀 😀 ) Besides, just because Sandstorm is his daughter doesn’t mean she couldn’t be adopted. I personally love the idea of a couple adopting kit just because they want to give a kit a home.

Since we seem to have found ourselves on this fascinating topic, is anyone interested in hearing the science behind it? If not, stop reading, cuz I’m telling you anyway 😛 run while you can flame’s being a nerd again

Basically, most cats (and people too!) have two chromosomes that determine biological sex. If you have two X chromosomes, (XX), then you will be biologically female. If you have a Y and an X, you are biologically male (XY).

Now, ginger is what is often called a X-linked gene, because it is found only on the X chromosome. So, female cats can have two copies of it (let’s call the ginger gene ‘o’, so that would be XoXo.) Ginger is an interesting gene, because it is not more recessive nor more dominant than the non ginger gene. (let’s call that one ‘n’). So, when female cats have one of each gene, (XoXn), they are tortoiseshell. When they have two non ginger genes, (XnXn,) they are not ginger.

Male cats, however, only have one X chromosome, since their other one in a Y chromosome. That means they can either carry the ginger gene or the non-ginger gene, but they don’t have space for one of each. So, they are ginger or not ginger. (XoY or XnY)

What happens very very rarely (I could explain this but going into DNA replication would get too long 😛 ), is that a cat ends up with three sex chromosomes instead of the normal two. Females with this will be XXX, and males will be XXY. They are still considered male, despite having two X chromosomes, since they have a Y, but are sterile because of the third chromosome. Any color cat could have that, but when it occurs with the ginger gene that is when they can be XoXnY, making them tortoiseshells.

There you have it folks, a long explanation you didn’t ask for 😛 😛 😛 hopefully that made some sense.


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Crystalpaw/shine | Crystie 💕
Crystalpaw/shine | Crystie 💕
June 18, 2020 12:44 pm

Whoa, you’re sooo good at genetics stuff 😛


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ʟᴇᴀғɪᴇ/ʟᴇᴀғsᴋʏ
June 8, 2020 2:00 am

Wow, that’s good thinking! I wondered why the Erins didn’t include that 😛 Great article!

Needlepaw who was formerly Emeraldpaw
Needlepaw who was formerly Emeraldpaw
June 8, 2020 5:00 am

I agree, Great job Dewfeather. Please do mistystar next 🙂.


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Icestripe
Icestripe
June 9, 2020 4:12 pm

Hi Emeraldpaw! I think it was revealed that Blackclaw was her mate!

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Rainbow Turtle That Waves Pride Flag 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈(Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢)
June 8, 2020 1:08 pm

Great article! I’m personally been hoping that Sorrelstripe’s mate is a tom from another Clan 😛
She has those eyes, that smile. I’m starting to feel dizzy.

Minty's Back (To School) `Mintkit/rose`
Minty's Back (To School) `Mintkit/rose`
June 8, 2020 3:08 pm

Ooh, this is great! I always wanted to see what other people’s views on this were. I don’t really think it’s Dewnose since they have barely interacted, I would like to think it’s Molewhisker, which explains both the brown and the white since his mother is a tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat. Or, a more interesting solution would be that Sorrelstripe found a mate outside ThunderClan, probably a RiverClan tom since her kits have water-related names
Anyways this is a good article 😀


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Briarpaw, who- AHHH! LOOK OUT! SHE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
Briarpaw, who- AHHH! LOOK OUT! SHE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
June 8, 2020 4:46 pm

I feel like their father might be a kittypet, but if they are in the clans I think it’s Molewhisker, Mousewhisker (although he is way out of her age group), or Stormcloud. As Shellfur is a tortie tom I hope he is not the father, that and he’s kind of mean.


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Growl Of Leafeon In The Frosty Autumn Night (Leafpaw/growl)
Growl Of Leafeon In The Frosty Autumn Night (Leafpaw/growl)
June 8, 2020 6:12 pm

First: Great article!!
Second: A kit can look totally different then the parents same with siblings. Example: A tortoiseshell dad and a fluffy white mother. The kits can get their coloring from the parents, like Rootspring and Needleclaw did, or they can get the coloring from around the family tree or they can get random coloring. Example of random coloring: Mille, silver tabby, Graystripe, dark gray. They had a tortoiseshell kit, Blossomfall, and a brown tabby, Briarlight they had no coloring from the parents. Same with Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather. Hollyleaf got Crowfeather’s black fur. Jayfeather’s coat is a light gray tabby, Lionblaze is golden. Jayfeather might have gotten his gray coat from Brindleface, Leafpool’s mother’s supposed mother, and got his tabby from Leafpool. Lionblaze might have gotten his golden coat from one of his MANY ginger/red kin and might have variated to a golden. So Baypaw may have had something like that.
Third: Again great article Dewfeather hope you do more like this!


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Crystalpaw/shine | Crystie 💕
Crystalpaw/shine | Crystie 💕
June 18, 2020 12:51 pm

Umm,, I don’t really think the Erins pay a lot attention to genetics stuff so the pelt colors of cats are kinda random I guess? Like Graystripe and Millie’s kits, they can’t be brown or tortoiseshell when their parents have gray/silver pelt,, 😛 I’m not good at genetics stuff either ;w;


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Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
Flame with a Super Creative Halloween Name
July 21, 2020 4:57 pm

Yeah they don’t 😛


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Emberheart and Foxclaw
Emberheart and Foxclaw
June 8, 2020 6:14 pm

I think it was Mousewhisker because he’s cream and white, and I don’t see why Sorrelstripe’s mate NEEDS to be related to Honeyfur. Just my guess, though.


Dovekit
Dovekit
June 9, 2020 12:31 am

I know who Sorrelstripe is, but I haven’t gotten to the part for that.

Blaze of Red Hellfire (Redblaze is preparing for Halloween)
Blaze of Red Hellfire (Redblaze is preparing for Halloween)
July 24, 2020 7:04 pm

You were right!!!!


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~Dewy~Dewfeather~Dew on Eagles Feather~
September 2, 2020 4:14 pm

Wait WHAT


Dead cats never die

Whitethorn
Whitethorn
September 23, 2020 5:41 pm

First of all, yes he is because you can just search it up and it says Sorrelstripe is his mate. Second of all, in the books it does say Dewnose is the father and mate to Sorrelstripe and Myrtlepaw and Baypaw.


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