The color variant Gold or Sunshine is a modification of the tabby coat. Affected animals are... more
The color variant Gold or Sunshine is a modification of the tabby coat, which is described for Siberian, Kurilian Bobtail and Toy Bob. A mutation in the CORIN gene causes an enlargement of the pheomelanin band of the hair. Affected animals are characterized by a enlightenment of the tabby markings, a cream to white area around the nose extending to the chest, and a pink nose without the dark outline typical of tabby cats. The color variation can only occur if the cat has the genotype AA or Aa at the agouti locus.
Kurilian Bobtail, Siberian
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample