The colour variant gold is a modification of the tabby pattern, which leads to an enlightenment... more
The colour variant gold is a modification of the tabby pattern in British Shorthair cats. A mutation in the CORIN gene causes an enlargement of the pheomelanin band of the hair and a restriction of the eumelanin to the hair tip. Affected animals are characterized by an enlightenment of the tabby markings and a golden coloration, which can range from a warm tone to a copper-coloured phenotype with a red coat and ivory markings on the belly and upper sides of the paws. The colour variation can only occur if the cat has the genotype AA or Aa at the agouti locus.
British Shorthair (BSH)
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample