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Old 07 January 2010, 07:24 PM
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Bonsai Kitten Red panda kittens

Comment: I found this picture on ICHC, and was wondering if these kittens
are really colored like this, or if they are photoshopped. If they are really this
color, what kind of kittens are they?

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Old 07 January 2010, 08:07 PM
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Oh how gorgeous! Want one of those red panda fluffies! I hope they are real and not 'shopped.
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Old 07 January 2010, 08:30 PM
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I tend to believe them real, primarily at least beacuse the photoshopper has not been lazy - the patterns on each kitten is not the same; neither are the kittens symmetrical. The three colours are possible, but unusual to be found together.
The are of course domestic cats, of a non-pedigree breed.
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Old 07 January 2010, 08:34 PM
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What about dye?
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Old 07 January 2010, 08:39 PM
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Kittens? Surely "teh kittehs".
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Old 07 January 2010, 08:41 PM
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What about dye?
This site (http://www.messybeast.com/indefinable-colours.htm) claims the image is digitally altered picture of normal cream colored Birman kittens. But given what was accomplished in books like "Why Paint Cats?" I can also imagine dye or non-toxic paint.
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Old 07 January 2010, 08:44 PM
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The markings are of the same pattern as on a Birman cat (dark face and legs with white feet), but not the red areas.

ETA: and there's Joe with a spanking.
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Old 07 January 2010, 09:50 PM
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I don't care! I love red pandas and I love teh kittehs. I want! So cute!

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Old 07 January 2010, 10:57 PM
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I don't care! I love red pandas and I love teh kittehs. I want! So cute!

~*F.Fay
^This.

Also, this is my favorite picture atm, from the Wikipedia page on red pandas:

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Old 08 January 2010, 01:49 AM
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How cute are they! If its a real breed, I found my next kitties!
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Old 08 January 2010, 05:18 PM
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I tend to believe them real, primarily at least beacuse the photoshopper has not been lazy - the patterns on each kitten is not the same; neither are the kittens symmetrical. The three colours are possible, but unusual to be found together.
The are of course domestic cats, of a non-pedigree breed.
Sorry, but you need to know about cat colour genetics before judging whether such a photo is real or fake. Feline colour genetics cannot produce this pattern. Without getting technical, when you get a colourpointed cat, the body will always be a creamy colour because that's how the colourpoint gene works. It is genetically impossible to have dark points (face, tail, legs) on a coloured body.
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Old 08 January 2010, 05:41 PM
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The markings are of the same pattern as on a Birman cat (dark face and legs with white feet), but not the red areas.

ETA: and there's Joe with a spanking.
Not quite the same as a purebred Birman as the kittens used in the photo have white facial markings. You get this type of marking in the bicolour Ragdoll (a combination of colourpoint and white spotting) and in the Snowshoe (a shorthair which sometimes produces longhaired variants).
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Sorry, but you need to know about cat colour genetics before judging whether such a photo is real or fake. Feline colour genetics cannot produce this pattern. Without getting technical, when you get a colourpointed cat, the body will always be a creamy colour because that's how the colourpoint gene works. It is genetically impossible to have dark points (face, tail, legs) on a coloured body.
What if it was a chimera?
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Chimerism (in my equine experience) isn't that predictable.
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