We associate the word cream at least with two things: cream for hands or face cream, and cream used for cooking. It is interesting to think about why cat’s color named cream. What is common between cream cat’s color and gentle soft marshmallows, sweet souffle, cream soda, cakes with cream, ice cream and creme brulee? Colour!
These sweets and soft drinks, of course, are not the same. Double cream have a yellowish color, which never dissapears while you whipping cream, but it becomes more soft color. The cat’s cream color name based on that last color tone: the tone of raised to the surface the air foam.
However, creams come in different shades. The cream can be like a drop of burnt sugar, a spoonful of apricot jelly or orange juice. No wonder cream called “cold” or “hot”, and believe me, there is amateur for every shade; who even calls it differently, such as pink. That’s why this color is considered individually.
Delicate pastel cream color of cat’s coat attracts many supporters of calm colors and soothing tones. Many people find it exquisitely subtle.
It has taken many years for the introduction of color variations in the breeding. The first time the British have attended a serious cat’s breeding in the middle of the XIX century. Cats have been began to issue pedigrees. It is considered that the founder of the feline is Harrison Weir,who set the standard of breeds and colors. That time cream color has not been presented in the Weir’s colors list. However, this fact does not mean that the cream color was not known by the English. The fact is that he was perceived as insufficiently intense red and, therefore, cream cats have been mercilessly defectived. For example, the Persians cats of cream color have been castrated or they have been sent to America. In contrast to the prim British, Americans have actively responded (and still respond) to all the innovations. As a result, it is in the United States where the cream color has received the official status long before the residents of the British Isles recognized its existence.
Perhaps, to finally distinguish between the visual perception of the red and cream colors, the latter is preferred as most possible bright and warm tone.
From a genetic standpoint, cream cat’s coat’s color is formed under the influence of dilution gene (dd) on the distribution of yellow pigment granules (pheomelanin). Thus, the cream color is subject to all the rules established for genetically red cats. Think of the major ones.
Cats with cream color coat have two genes in the genotype of a red color (G), because it is localized on the sex X chromosome. Accordingly, the male cats have only one such gene. Statistically cream female cats born more often than male cats. The cream color cats can be expected only in the male kittens. It happens because of the crossing of red, cream and all tortie cats with variations of black and bleached cats. This means that, quite possibly, you will have to spend more time searching for a suitable cream color female cat. If you pick a partner for your cream cat, you should keep in mind that all kittens will born of cream color only from cream color male cat, if you will be lucky enough do not get any explicit pattern on the coat. You also can get cream color kittens from the red color cat, however only if he has heterozygosity.However, in the last case you can get maximum only a half of a litter of cream color kittens theoretically (in practice any alignment is possible). Waiting cream kittens girls from the producers of other colors is useless. In this case you will get kitten-boys with a wonderful creamy colors. However, a very rare exception is still possible: for example, genetically blue-cream cat, which somehow has all inactivated X chromosomes, which carry the gene of not red color (o). Externally, such cat will look cream, and you will have to check the genotype test cross.
Another important for breeders genetic factor is an inactivity neaguti gene (s) in red and, accordingly, cream cats. Although these two color referred to “solid” colors, it is practically impossible to achieve perfect color’s uniformity. Spots, stripes and touches stubbornly appear on the cat’s body in spite of breeding tactics. However, it is easier to minimize symptoms of tabby patterns at the cream cats. Due to the relatively light tones, zonal staining hairs are not as contrasting as the red cats have. The lighter cream color is, than the color looks more uniform. The long hair also helps to breeders,as it does not allow focus of pattern. Therefore, almost perfect cream cat is a very light-colored fluffy Persian. The short-haired cat’s breeds with the bodyside coat are the most sophisticated breeding attemts to the ideal cream color. When choosing a cream kitten you should be aware that the very light colored kitten does not necessarily remain so. When the juvenile coat is changing, the top hair regrowth may be much darker than the undercoat, and a distinct ticking turn cream tabby kitten in a representative Variations.
Kitten with delicate cream color coat is for those who understand and appreciate a clean palette giving feeling of peace and joy of contemplation.
In short, we wish you to achieve good results in the breeding of these cats, because cream cat is truly unique creatures.