Blood groups, Feline Blood Type Inheritance
We have to know blood group of our cats! We can get know blood group of our cat by DNA test or serological test, through sample swab or blood sample.
Genetic of Blood group
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Laborations still study DNA test for blood group of Ragdolls and Turcis van UC Davis .
I try explain (with my poor English) cat´s blood group and combinations.
There are knowen 3 blood group of cats: A, AB a B. Type A is A=AA (Aa) or A=AB (Ab), where A is dominant. Type AB is rare and we still don´t know many informations about its.
Genetica of blood group:
explanatory text for describing combinations:
mother female + father male = offsprings kittens
Aa = blood group A (clear A) with two alleles A
Ab = blood group which is carrier for blood group B (one allela is A and second allela is B)
B = blood group B (always both allelas are BB)
Aa + Aa = Aa (the best combination + both parents are clear Aa and all kittens are clear Aa )
Aa + Ab = Aa or/and Ab (all kittens will be have blood group A, but some from them will be Ab = carriers blood group B from their father)
Aa + B = Ab (all kittens will be have blood group A and togheter all kittens will be carrier blood group B from their father)
Ab + Aa = Aa or/and Ab (all kittens will be have blood group A, but some from them will clear Aa and/or some of them will be Ab = carriers blood group B from their mother)
Ab + Ab = Aa or Ab or/and B (from this combination is possible to havae in one litter all blood group - Aa, Ab and/or B )
Ab + B = Ab or/and B (if mother is Ab and father B, all kittens from this pair will be have blood group Ab and/or B)
B + Aa = Ab !!! (mother is blood group B and father Aa - all kittens must to be separate from their mother for 1-3 days!)
B + Ab = Ab !!! or/and B (mother is blood group B and father is blood group Ab - some kittens from the litter must to be separate from their mum for 1-3 days, we need to buy products for fast blood group test, which can do during delivery)
B + B = B (both parents are blood group B,there is no problem for their offsprings but we have to give a notice about it to new breeder of our kitten from such parents).
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