silver birmans

Silver Birmans

The first thing to establish with Silver Point Birmans, is that colour is a separate entity from pattern.

The following are:

BASIC COLOURS
DENSE DILUTE
SEAL BLUE
CHOCOLATE LILAC
CINNAMON FAWN
RED CREAM
SEAL TORTIE BLUE TORTIE
CHOCOLATE TORTIE LILAC TORTIE
CINNAMON TORTIE FAWN TORTIE

All these colours are possible with any or all of the following:

BASIC PATTERNS
DOMINANT RECESSIVE
AGOUTI (Tabby) (A) NON AGOUTI (Non Tabby) (a)
Abyssinian (Ta) Mackerel (T)
Blotched (Classic) (tb)
SILVER (Inhibitor) (I) NON SILVER ( Non Inhibitor) (i)
Tipped (high grade)
Shaded (medium grade)
Smoke (low grade)
Dark under colour(i.e. more pigment, less silver)
Medium under colour(more even amounts of silver & pigment)
Light under colour(i.e. more silver, less pigment)
FULL COLOUR ( C) HIMALAYAN PATTERN (cs)
NON WHITE SPOTTING (w) WHITE SPOTTING (W)

Unlike colour genes the basic pattern genes will combine with other patterns. This is demonstrated in the Silver Tabby Pt Birman, which exhibits a combination of the four different patterns.

1. TABBY 2. HIMALAYAN PATTERN
3. SILVER 4. WHITE GLOVING

Even though the genetic make up may be identical, the appearance of silvers may vary depending on the grade of silver present.

N.B. Silver Tabbies result as a combination of Silver and Agouti (tabby).

Smokes result, when the Agouti gene is absent and the Silver gene present.

Silver/Tabby Expectations

PARENTS PARENTS PROGENY
1 Silver Tabby Silver Tabby All Silver Tabby
2 Silver Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non silver Silver Tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non silver

3 Silver Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

4 Silver Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Silver Tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non

silver & non tabby

5 Silver Tabby Tabby All Silver Tabby carrying non silver
6 Silver Tabby Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

7 Silver Tabby Smoke All Silver Tabby carrying non tabby
8 Silver Tabby Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

9 Silver Tabby Plain All Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver
10 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby

Tabby

11 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non silver

silver Tabby carry non tabby & non silver

12 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non silver

& non Tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

1/8 Silver Tabby

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Tabby

1/8 Tabby carrying non tabby

13 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Tabby

14 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby

Tabby carrying non tabby

15 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Smoke Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

16 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Tabby carrying non tabby

17 Silver Tabby carrying non silver Plain Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non tabby

18 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby

Smoke

19 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

& non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

1/8 Silver Tabby

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non silver

1/8 Smoke

1/8 Smoke carrying non silver

20 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

21 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non Silver

Smoke carrying non

Silver

22 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Smoke Silver Tabby carrying non Tabby

Smoke

23 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non t Tabby & non silver

Smoke

Smoke carrying non silver

24 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby Plain Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Smoke carrying non silver

25 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

& non silver

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non Silver

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Smoke carrying non silver

1/16 Silver Tabby

1/16 Tabby

1/16 Smoke

1/16 Plain

26 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Tabby Silver Tabby carrying non Silver

Tabby

silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non Tabby

27 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Tabby carrying non tabby Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non Silver

1/8 Tabby

1/8 Smoke carrying non silver

1/8 Plain

28 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Smoke Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Smoke

Smoke carrying non silver

29 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Smoke carrying non silver

1/8 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Tabby carrying non tabby

1/8 Smoke

1/8 Plain

30 Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver Plain silver tabby carrying non Tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non tabby

smoke carrying non silver

plain

31 Tabby Tabby All Tabby
32 Tabby Tabby carrying non tabby Tabby

Tabby carrying non tabby

33 Tabby Smoke All Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver
34 Tabby Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non tabby

35 Tabby Plain All Tabby carrying non tabby
36 Tabby carrying non tabby Tabby carrying non tabby Tabby carrying non tabby

Tabby

Plain

37 Tabby carrying non tabby Smoke Silver Tabby carrying Non Tabby & Non Silver

Smoke carrying non silver

38 Tabby carrying non tabby Smoke carrying non silver Silver Tabby carrying non tabby & non silver

Tabby carrying non tabby

Smoke carrying non silver

Plain

39 Tabby carrying non tabby Plain Tabby carrying non tabby

Plain

40 Smoke Smoke All Smoke
41 Smoke Smoke carrying non silver Smoke

Smoke carrying non silver

42 Smoke Plain All Smoke carrying non silver
43 Smoke carrying non silver Smoke carrying non silver Smoke carrying non silver

Smoke

Plain

44 Smoke carrying non silver Plain Smoke carrying non silver

Plain

45 Plain Plain All Plain

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