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Coats of many colours but all are gorgeous! 

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There are many different colours and patterns of a cat’s coat that it can be difficult to choose when adopting. But why? Even within the same litter.

A female may mate with many different males when in one season and, as each egg is fertilised separately, each kitten can theoretically have a different father.

Male kittens obtain both colour genes from their mother so the males of a litter will always be either the same colour as their mother or a different shade of their mother’s fur. If the mother is multi coloured then just one of her shades may be passed on to her son.

Female kittens however have a colour gene from each parent so the female kittens in a litter will always be a combination of their mum and dad’s colours although shades may vary.

It is only the immediate parents that affect coat colour so there is no chance of two tabbies producing a ginger cat for example and dominant colours cannot skip genera-tions either so a black cat must have had at least a partially black mum or dad.

In addition two long-hair parents cannot have a short haired kitten whilst a kitten’s pattern can be inherited from either parent. Nothing of this really matters though as they are all gorgeous!

Kittens available

We have fluffy kittens of all different colours available for immediate adoption. We do not charge an adoption fee but there is a contract of care to sign that you agree you will get its vaccinations and neutering done when old enough.

Many people do not want black kittens as they do not think they are “pretty”. To encourage adoption we arrange free of charge the vaccination, microchip and neutering of black kittens and if two kittens are adopted together we will arrange the vaccination, microchip and neutering of one kitten.

You can contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-tenerife.com. Or ring or WhatsApp Maria 646629129 (7 days a week 9.00 – 18.00).

Our shop

Do you have anything to donate. Items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf del Sur. It is open seven days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but on Saturdays is open from 10.00 until 16.00. If you don’t have transport or have large bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection.