February 16th 2011 9:41 pm
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Ok so mom and I were thinking abut this: When a furmomcat has kittens is it true that they could all be from differnt dads? Well I mean you know if they were like my furmom who was ditched by her family after she got pregnant cause they never cared enough to fix her. (rant) Anyway so she was on the streets wonder if all of us or some of us had different dads even from the same litter? My brother wylie (he was adoted out) and I looked almost the same. Moe and alley were kinda the same color but everyting else was different. callie weeel....she's a calico so she looks waaay differnt and moma ivey (our furmom) was kinda like alley in color but a little more white on her tummy. My now mom's furiend that took care of our furmom at the "colony" said there was a Tom cat that looked just like me haning out there but there was also a very friendly and tame Tom that looked a lot like moe hanging out there too. Just wondering what anycat knows or thinks about the subject.
Hi Tinister! Yep, mom sez is true, females can indeed be impregnated by more den one Tom. Here is wat mom sez which might halp u unnerstand:
Female cats mate with many different Toms in the same heat cycle and they ovulate new eggs each time. This leads to superfecundation: one pregnancy from more than one mating.
What's interesting is that you can actually detect superfecundation by examining the kittens in a litter. It's possible to calculate the date of a kitten's conception (within a day or two) from the date when its first adult teeth come in. So if two littermates start losing their baby teeth on different days, then there's a decent chance they have different fathers. You can also tell because the kittens will look different. Most of the time, kits will resemble their father. So if, for example, if you have two kittens that are brown tabby and two that are tortoiseshell from the same litter, then the mother has mated with more than one cat.
So, it lookz like u 'n Moe probably haz different dad's but ur all furmily! Iz jus' da way nature made us all! We lubbs u, Tinister! Anyway dat is wat we think. I hope mommy halped u!
Love 'n purrs,
I don't know about that pregnancy stuff cause I'm only two, but I do know you're Diary of the Day today - way to go, Tiny Tot!
YAY Diary of the Day! Big Concats to you, Tinister! My Furmily jus' love's your furmily so much!
Purrs 'n love,
I'ma curious as a cat to figure this out too!
My Mom said she's heard Mommy cats can become preggers from different Daddies. Wierd you guys could be half brothers and sisters.Me and Zoe aren't kin at all, but we consider ourselves brother and sister.
Thanks for the information on the one mom more dads question, we all did find that very interesting but its true we arell family now. We are also so happy to be part of the catser family thanks for loving me and celebrating with me.
Yee Haw Tiny! You make us purrrroud!