If you have a polydactyl cat, be sure to buy her a scratching post or board. Continue to 6 of 8 below.
As with polydactylism in general, it's impossible to say what the incidence of seven-toed cats is compared to five-toed cats or six-toed cats. Because extra toes are a bit of an abnormality, there's a mindset that there's "bad" breeding involved with polydactyl cats. WillOaks Studio says: It took ipus a year and a half to befriend him and i have yet to take him to the vet. Polydactyl cats, however, are born with extra toes as a result of a genetic mutation.
A Little Unusual, Not Rare As with polydactylism in general, it's impossible to say what the incidence of seven-toed cats is compared to five-toed cats or six-toed cats.
It is simply an enchanting quirk. Tiger has seven toes on each front foot, seven on her left hind foot, but only six on her right hind. There was a report from the 1960s of an English tomcat fathering polydactyl kittens.
I have a cat with polydactly who pregnant…i am waiting patiently to see her kittens hoping for at least one like her.
September 15, 2011 at 2: Comments Sharon Delano says: The most common form of polydactylism results in cats with well-formed extra toes. He is much bigger than his brother.
When it comes to polydactyl cats —or cats born with more than the usual number of toes on their paws—the extra toes just compound the cuteness. There's no information that estimates the number of polydactyl cats in the world, or even in the United States, but there are some interesting trends.
Cats with extra toes have the dominant gene, Pd. At 29 lbs Bullwinkle is a very big cat. She is so very sweet and is welcome to stay as long as she likes!Construction rescues a litter of cats including two rare polydactyl kittens
If one parent of the litter has the Pd gene, about 40 to 50 percent of the kittens will inherit the gene. Polydactyl Cats Are Considered Lucky.