Phenotype: The albino mutation produces a white coat with blue eyes.
Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal recessive
Alleles: N = Normal/non-albino, A = Albino
Breeds appropriate for testing: Tonkinese, Siamese, blue-eyed white cats of other breeds
Explanation of Results:
- Cats with N/N genoytpe will not be albino and cannot transmit this albino variant to their offspring.
- Cats with A/N genotype will not be albino, but are carriers. They will transmit this albino variant to 50% of their offspring. Matings between two carriers are predicted to produce 25% albino kittens.
- Cats with A/A genotype will be albino, and will transmit this albino variant to all of their offspring. Matings between two A/A genotype cats are predicted to produce all albino kittens.