Talk:Cat body-type mutation

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The item above implies that polydactyl cats have opposable thumbs. This may possibly be true in unusual cases, but it is certainly not the rule. I don't know where this misconception may have come from.

Is there a reason cats seem to have so many more mutations than other creatures? I've heard of plenty more signs of genetic problems / advantages in cats: and the mutations tend to be far less harmful (such as extra digits, which it is believed can make them more agile / dextrous). Is it a problem of bottlenecking / controlled breeding by humans, is it just because there are more cats observed by humans, or is there something different about their genes? Perhaps someone with a better biology background could explain it / include it in the article. 122.49.146.159 (talk) 04:26, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

"Paws"[edit]

I was reading and came across this line: "Cats with the gene for RH should never be bred." I thought it might be more appropriate to say something to the effect of "It is widely believed that cats with the gene for RH should never be bred" instead to provide a more neutral (or at least neutral-sounding) standpoint. Thoughts? 69.169.132.45 (talk) 06:20, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Twisty cats[edit]

I remember when the original uproar about the "twisty cats" came out, and the website for them very explicitly stated they were not intentionally breeding for the mutation. There is an updated page maintained by the breeder here: http://www.karmafarms.com/twisty.htm

The information in the article may be both incorrect and libelous, as well as unsourced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.197.233.132 (talk) 13:19, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
You'll have to be more specific. — SMcCandlish  Talk⇒ ɖכþ Contrib. 11:51, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Eyes[edit]

This article needs to cover the eyes, too, e.g. Odd-eyed cat. — SMcCandlish  Talk⇒ ɖכþ Contrib. 11:52, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

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