Cat Coat Color Panel

Description

Large group of cats of different breeds and colors

This basic cat coat color panel bundles together several genetic tests for coat color that are applicable to all breeds.

Panel can be purchased on MyVGL. See below for pricing and list of specific tests included in panel.

Price

Promotional pricing until August 31, 2020: $55 per animal

Turnaround time
2-6 business days
Tests in This Panel

Agouti

The agouti signaling protein interacts with the melanocortin 1 receptor to switch between black and red pigments, creating a banding pattern in individual hairs. Mutations in the agouti signaling protein gene (ASIP) prevent this switch from occurring, resulting in hairs of uniform color.

Amber Coloration in Norwegian Forest Cats

In Norwegian Forest Cats, a recessive mutation in the melanocortin 1 receptor gene leads to the gradual replacement of black pigment in the coat with yellow pigment, producing the amber coloration.

Colorpoint Restriction

Cats with colored 'points' have genetic mutations associated with temperature-sensitive pigment production. Pigment production is reduced in warmer areas of the body, leading to darker pigmentation in the cat's cooler extremities (paws, ears, etc.)

Dilute

Dilute is an autosomal recessive trait that causes clumping and uneven distribution of pigment granules in the hair shaft, producing dilution of all coat colors.
Type of Sample

Species

Cat

Type of Panel