Coat colour amber
Characteristic and trait of inheritance
The Amber gene lights up the basic coat colour black especially in Norwegian Forest Cats. Kitten have a black phenotype at birth, then they lighten during their first year of life until they appear almost amber. Only the tip of the tail remains black throughout life.
The mutation responsible for the Amber phenotype (e) is located at the extension-locus (E) which controls the generation of pheomelanin also in other species.
Norwegian Forest Cat
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.
Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer.
Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.