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RE: OT: non-iris Chimeras

  • Subject: [PHOTO] RE: [iris-photos] OT: non-iris Chimeras
  • From: "Vernon G. Brown" <vgbro@peoplepc.com>
  • Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 22:30:41 -0500
  • Importance: Normal


Neat picture. Having been born in and lived my first 19 years in the state of Maine there has always been a soft spot for the Maine Coon cat. They are a really beautiful creature. I would love to have one but alas they are few and far between here I Texas.

Thanks for the memories,Vernon


Vernon G. Brown

Malevil Iris Gardens

Region 17 - USDA 7


Lubbock, Texas 79403


-----Original Message-----
From: Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin [mailto:clc@cherylleigh.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 10:22 AM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] OT: non-iris Chimeras


This is Solkatz Pretty Boy Floid, a red white & blue Maine Coon cat. I've lost track of him so don't know if there are any new theories about his genetic makeup but when I saw him at a cat show a few years ago, the opinion among the genetics mavens I knew was that he was a chimera, having two sets of DNA- which was the story on a recent episode of the TV show, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.<g>


A cat shouldn't ever be red white & blue, especially not a fertile male. Red white and black male cats exist but they are rare and usually sterile.


Cheryl Leigh


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