Firestar’s Genetics and Family Tree by Thunderblaze

Thunderblaze takes a look at Firestar’s genetics.

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Thunderblaze! Yep! I am writing yet ANOTHER article, and since genetics are trending I guess, I want to write about Firestar’s family tree. Let’s start! I’m not that good at genetics, so I’m just trying to guess it all.

Firestar’s parents and siblings: His parents are Jake and Nutmeg. Jake is a ginger tom. Nutmeg is a brown-and-white tabby. So Firestar is technically related to Scourge, Socks, and Ruby. Firestar’s sister is Princess. Princess is a fluffy light brown tabby with white paws, chest, and tail. So Princess can be her colors. Same with Firestar. But Quince, Jake’s other mate is grey. How does Scourge get black? Maybe cats genetics have faults, or the series is not consistent.

Firestar’s mate: Sandstorm’s parents are Brindleface and Redtail. Brindleface is a pale grey tabby she-cat with darker flecks. Redtail is a tortoiseshell tom with a bushy ginger tail. This makes Sandstorms colors incorrect. THEORY: Sandstorm inherited her father’s ginger tail, but it ended up coloring her whole body. But, truthfully, Redtail has no ginger in his family. His parents, Adderfang(Mottled dark brown tabby-tom) and Swiftbreeze(Tabby-and-white she-cat) are not ginger.

Firestar’s Sister and kin: Firestar’s sister mated with Oliver, a white tom, and had Cloudtail(white tom). That is possible. Cloudtail mated with Brightheart(white she-cat with ginger patches) and had Whitewing(White she-cat), Ambermoon(Ginger she-cat), Dewnose(gray and white tom), and Snowbush(White tom). Technically, Ambermoon’s fur is genetically possible because of her mom. Brightheart has ginger patches, so the ginger patch’s genetic code could’ve become Ambermoon’s pelt. But Dewnose couldn’t have had the gray part of his pelt, because no one is his family had it.

Firestar’s daughters and kin: Squirrelflight(dark ginger she cat with one white paw) pelt colors are possible. Leafpool(pale brown she-cat), not so much. Sparkpelt(flame-colored tabby she-cat) and Alderheart(Dark ginger tom) pelts are both possible. I honestly think that cats may have genetic defects that cause their pelt to change color. I would like to hear your theories! I’m getting pretty bored now, so I’m going to wrap this up. Thank you for reading! COMMENT BELOW FOR THE NEXT ARTICLE AND I WILL DO IT!

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Brillig
Brillig
August 13, 2020 1:03 am

Doesn’t Leafpool look just like Princess?

Blossomkit
Blossomkit
August 18, 2020 2:03 pm
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No idea

Splish Splash Halloween is a Bash (SpLaShY!)
Splish Splash Halloween is a Bash (SpLaShY!)
August 13, 2020 1:55 am

Um I always think Leafpool got her colors from Princess, and Dewnose can be gray, because his aunt Cinderpelt is gray.
I’m no expert on genetics, but nice article!


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crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
August 13, 2020 9:36 am

cats only get genes from their parents right? so leafpool cant get colors from princess?? 😛 idk i suck at genetics :]


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Flamecloud can't log in :[
August 13, 2020 6:05 pm

Yes cats (and people) get their genes from their parents, but those parents got their genes from their grandparents, if that makes sense? 😛 So a grandchild might look like a grandparent, if the grandparent gave the parent a gene which was then passed on to the grandchild.

So, Princess could give Firestar genes, which he could give to Leafpool.

White Ghost of Halloween Rabbit (Whitepaw)
White Ghost of Halloween Rabbit (Whitepaw)
September 5, 2020 1:08 am

Cats do get genes from their parents, but we know that Firestar’s parents were carrying the right genes to produce a cat that looks like Princess. They might also have given those genes to Firestar, but they didn’t show, but he still had them. He could pass the genes on to his daughter, even if they didn’t show. That’s part of what makes genetics difficult.


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FasterThanTheSpeedOfCat
FasterThanTheSpeedOfCat
September 9, 2020 10:24 pm

Nope. Cats (Note that I have no evidence backing this up :D) can get genes from their aunts and uncles. 😀

crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
August 13, 2020 9:35 am

WHERE DID THIS POST COME FROM I SWEAR IT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE ONE MOMENT I WAS LOOKING ON BLOGCLAN THE OTHER MOMENT THIS EXISTS GASP ITS MAGIC
haha i dont know anything about genetics either 😛 nice articlee


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Brightpaw
Brightpaw
August 13, 2020 11:10 am

nice article!


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Turtle hates Brokenstar 🐢🐢🐢
Turtle hates Brokenstar 🐢🐢🐢
August 13, 2020 12:57 pm

Interesting article! 😀
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Flamecloud logged out :c
August 13, 2020 6:07 pm

Nice article! I always love seeing other genetics lovers!

The amazing Briarkit!!!
The amazing Briarkit!!!
August 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Yeah the Scourge thing is a mystery. But I think maybe the cats we are ? about have cats with those colors up the line.

irinasplash
irinasplash
August 20, 2020 12:11 pm

scourge is firestar’s half brother(jake)

White Ghost of Halloween Rabbit (Whitepaw)
White Ghost of Halloween Rabbit (Whitepaw)
September 5, 2020 1:09 am

Scourge’s mother was probably carrying a gene for a black cat that she got from her mother, but it didn’t show, and ten she passed it on to Scourge.


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Sunset simmering like a rose
Sunset simmering like a rose
September 8, 2020 2:33 pm

britsefosrt?flipclaw?triftear?dovewing?ivypool?lightleap?pounestep?shadowsitght?……………………

FasterThanTheSpeedOfCat
FasterThanTheSpeedOfCat
September 9, 2020 10:21 pm

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