Friday, May 6, 2016

Brulee and Her Kitty Mommy

Brulee and her Mom Kitty, Mikayla, look totally different in their coloring.  Mikayla is a stunning golden shaded Persian and Brulee was one of four in the litter.  Mom Paula first met Mikayla when she visited the cattery and loved her unique golden color and playful personality.  We were hoping Mikayla would have a golden kitten, but the golden gene is recessive and both parents must possess it.  Brulee and Truffle share the same Daddy Cat and he is a beautiful silver shaded Persian and didn't have the golden gene.  Can you believe how dark Brulee was as a kitten?
Photo courtesy Terri Bruce

Mikayla was a little over a year old in the photo above.  According to the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), it can take between 3-5 years for the golden shaded Persians to develop their full coloring. The photo below was sent to us from Mom Terri this past fall.  Mikayla is now approximately 6 years old and is gorgeous.  We think other than the silver color, Brulee looks a lot like Mikayla.
Brulee's Kitty Mom - Mikayla

Mom Paula received the video from Mom Terri when Brulee was about 6-7 weeks old.  Mom Terri was afraid everyone would think Mikayla was trying to hurt Brulee in the video, but they were just playing.  We think Brulee was able to handle our petite, but sometimes aggressive Truffle, because of the training she received from her Mom Kitty.  We love this video and hope you enjoy it as we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend.

37 comments:

  1. Oh wow! The color differences between mom and Brulee are so fascinating! How neat! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, such beautiful cats! Mikayla's golden coat is really unique.

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  3. Brulee's mom is just stunning! I'm a different fur color from my mom too. She is blue, like my half brother Chilly. But we have the same face.

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  4. Brulee's mum is so pretty.
    We see where Brulee got her good looks ;)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  5. Brulee's Mum is very pretty and we can see where she gets her beautiful fur from!

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  6. What a beautiful momma cat! And that video is adorable.

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  7. What lovely color! And that wrassling video reminds us of Georgia and Gemini when she was a kit!

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  8. So adorable. Would almost make me like cats ;-)

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  9. Mikayla has some great fur horns too! Darling video!

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  10. Beautiful cats, the mom and kittens!

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  11. HAH! Mama was just trying to wash her. Can't believe she looks like a little grey tabby in the first pic.

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  12. Oh wow. I've never seen cats that color before. I think they do look pretty similar!

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  13. The golden shade of mom is stunning, it's always interesting to see our pet's parents.

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  14. OMC! Mikayla is gorgeous! I have never seen a golden Persian. I am in love...again. ♥

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  15. Wow....she's amazingly beautiful.
    The Florida Furkids

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  16. Their coloring may not be the same, but we sure can see Brulee in Mikayla's face.

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  17. Her kitty momma is such a pretty color! The video makes me want to get another kitten >.>

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  18. Very interesting on the color genes! Whatever though - both mom and kitten are super gorgeous!

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  19. What a beautiful cat, those eyes are amazing!

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  20. Such a lovely momma! I didn't realize that both parents would need the recessive gene (although that makes sense). Thanks so much for sharing such lovely photos!

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  21. Oh Mom is so beautiful. Our dogs play rough too and learned that from playing with their siblings and parents at a young age. It always looks and sounds fierce but it's all play.

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  22. Mommy is very beautiful too but I find Brulee's colour amazing. I think puppies and kittens can learn a lot about play and manners from Moms and siblings. Happy Mother's Day

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  23. OMG!! You're killing me with the kitty cuteness!! Brulee's Mama is stunning and I can't believe how different the kittens look in coloring. Perfect post to read on Mother's Day morning :-)

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  24. DNA and genetics are quite fascinating!

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  25. Brulee's mom is gorgeous, and it was so interesting to learn about her.

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  26. So beautiful! And I think I'm in love after that video!

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  27. Aw, lovely photos and video! I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day!

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  28. I've never seen golden colouring, amazing!
    Annette @PetsAreFound

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  29. You are so cute. Colour between Brulee and your mom are difference but fantastic pictures...Check Out My Online Store for Cat Lovers.

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  30. What beautiful kitties. Thanks to my cat mom friends, I am learning so much! Your baby's looks come from her mama. SO expressive!

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  31. Brulee has a gorgeous kitty mom! That golden color is really unique. It is interesting how much Brulee looks like her despite the color differences. Brulee's silver color is very pretty too. She inherited some really pawsome genes!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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