Charcoal and Charcoal Snows
The Charcoal and Charcoal Snows of ZawieCo
Genetically, a charcoal is Apb/a.
This means that it has one ALC Agouti gene (Apb) and one non-Agouti gene(a).
Some cats may appear to be Charcoal, however they are genetically double Apb (Apb/Apb), often referred to as double charcoal carriers.
Zorro at 10 days old
Zorro at 3 weeks old
Zorro at 2 years old
The stunning Charcoal Snows are produced when the wild agouti gene (Apb) crosses with the non agouti gene (a) in a Snow Bengal.
As with Charcoals, you may have a Snow that appears to be Charcoal, but is double Apb/Apb.
Genetically, a charcoal seal lynx would be Apb/a/cs/cs
A seal lynx double charcoal carrier would be Apb/Apb/cs/cs
A charcoal seal mink would be Apb/a/cb/cs or A Seal mink double charcoal carrier would be Apb/Apb/cs/cb
A Charcoal Sepia would be Apb/a/cb/cb or A Sepia double charcoal carrier would be Apb/Apb/cb/cb
Here are some of the Charcoal Seal Lynx, and Charcoal Seal Minks we have produced at ZawieCo.
Charcoal Seal Lynx Point:
DaVinci at 8 weeks
DaVinci at 11 weeks
DaVinci at 8 months
DaVinci at 10 months
DaVinci with his litter mates at 1 week. Here you can see the difference between the SLP and Mink, however it is not obvious who is a charcoal snow and who is not.
Drogon as a kitten
Drogon at 1 year
Trancey as a kitten
The beautiful blue eyes of a SLP
Trancey at 2 years
Charcoal Seal Mink:
Biscuit at 1 week
Biscuit at 5 weeks
Biscuit at 1 year
Biscuit at 3 years
Mistique at 3 weeks
Mistique at 9 weeks
The gorgeous aqua eyes of a Mink
Mistique as an adult
Star as a kitten
Star as an adult showing off her dark cape
Star as an adult