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:

Lauren Miller said...

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

Lindsay Pevny said...

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

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

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.

Mickey's Musings said...

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

Hannah and Lucy said...

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

Random Felines said...

her momma sure is lovely!

Three Chatty Cats said...

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

Nichole Burke said...

What a beautiful Mama!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

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

Jana Rade said...

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

Laila and Minchie said...

Mikayla has some great fur horns too! Darling video!

Chelle said...

Beautiful cats, the mom and kittens!

Chloe Kardoggian said...

PURRfect post!

Ruth Epstein said...

Beautiful

Cathy Keisha said...

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

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

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

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful kitties.

Pawesome Cats said...

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

M. K. Clinton said...

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

The Florida Furkids said...

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

The Island Cats said...

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

Erin Amanda said...

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

Diane Holland said...

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

Golden Daily Scoop said...

What a beautiful cat, those eyes are amazing!

Bryn Nowell said...

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!

Christine Caplan said...

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.

Talent Hounds said...

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

AliR said...

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 :-)

Sadie and Co. said...

DNA and genetics are quite fascinating!

Daily Dog Tag said...

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

FiveSibesMom said...

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

Kia said...

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

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh, they are so gorgeous!!

Wallas E Katt said...

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

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FidoseofReality said...

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

Robin Mudge said...

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