Feline long hair

60,00

Tests turnaround : 3-6 days or Express 3 days
Breeds : Many breeds, see product description
Samples : Buccal swab, or Blood in EDTA tube, or Blood in dry tube

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SKU: cat-feline-long-hair Category:
N/N short hair
N/M1 short hair
N/M2 short hair
N/M3 short hair
N/M4 short hair
M1/M1 long hair
M2/M2 long hair
M3/M3 long hair
M4/M4 long hair
M1/M2 long hair
M1/M3 long hair
M1/M4 long hair
M2/M3 long hair
M2/M4 long hair
M3/M4 long hair

Feline long hair

In cat, the length of the fur is controlled by the gene FGF5 (fibroblast growth factor 5). To date, four mutations have been discovered on this gene.

  • M1 is the mutation FGF5 c.356insT
  • M2 is the mutation FGF5 c.406C>T
  • M3 is the mutation FGF5 c.474delT
  • M4 is the mutation FGF5 c.475A>C

Mutations found in different cat breeds

MutationBreed
M1Ragdoll
M2Norwegian Forest cats
M3Ragdoll, Maine Coon
M4All breeds

Type of sample

Here is the list of the different types of samples that are accepted for this test :
  • Buccal swab
  • Blood in EDTA tube
  • Blood in dry tube

Available breeds for the test : Feline long hair


The following breeds are recognized :
  • Abyssin
  • American Curl
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Angora Turc
  • Asian
  • Autre Race
  • Balinais
  • Bengal
  • Bleu Russe
  • Bobtail Americain
  • Bobtail Des Kouriles
  • Bobtail Japonais
  • Bombay
  • British Longhair
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese Americain
  • Burmese Anglais
  • Burmilla
  • Californian Rex
  • Californian Spangled
  • Ceylan
  • Chartreux
  • Chausie
  • Cornish Rex
  • Cymric
  • Devon Rex
  • Donskoy
  • Europeen
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • German Rex
  • Havana Brown
  • Highland Fold
  • Highland Straight
  • 35 other breeds are available. Display all these breeds.

Understanding the result of the longhair DNA test

The four discovered mutations are recessive.

It means that an heterozygous cat in a specific mutation is normally not long hair. However if the cat is heterozygous in 2 different mutations, then he is long hair.

Test resultHair length
N/NShort hair
N/M1, N/M2, N/M3, N/M4Short hair
M1/M1, M2/M2, M3/M3, M4/M4Long hair
N/M1 ; N/M2Long hair
N/M1 ; N/M3Long hair
N/M1 ; N/M4Long hair
N/M2 ; N/M3Long hair
N/M2 ; N/M4Long hair
N/M3 ; N/M4Long hair

Cross table of the test : Feline long hair


Mother N/NMother N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)Mother Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
Father N/N100% N/N50% N/N
50% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
100% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
Father N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)50% N/N
50% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
25% N/N
50% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
25% Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
50% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
50% Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
Father Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)100% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)50% N/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
50% Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)
100% Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)/Longueur du pelage (Long Hair)

Certificate example for the test : Feline long hair

Click on the example certificate below to open it.

certificate

References

Kehler J. S., V. A. David, A. A. Schaffer, K. Bajema, E. Eizirik, D. K. Ryugo, S. S. Hannah, S. J. O’Brien, M. Menotti-Raymond. Four independent mutations in the feline fibroblast growth factor 5 gene determine the long-haired phenotype in domestic cats. Journal of Heredity 98(6):555-566 (2007).