Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ginger Cat


"Ginger Cat" ...pen and watercolour, in my sketchbook
Research says for every 4 male ginger cats there is only one female ginger cat... it has to do with the genes... the orange color is produced due to the presence of the pigment "pheomelanin", which produces fur colors in the range of red to cream.
 This pigment is also found in human hair with these colorations.

Desideratum Art and Jewelry studio, New Brunswick, Canada

11 comments:

A Heron's View said...

We have a Ginger she cat (neutered) she is also tailless (accident) and is allergic to penicillin, which I believe is quite common with ginger cats. Squeak is about half the size of a normal cat and a little demon at times !

Gwen Buchanan said...

Mel, a little demon huh? ...she is trying to make up for her size.

^.^ said...

Omg, there u r again, Desi ... smiles ... so good 2 have u back in order 2 contact u ... i'm still so very interested in buying "The girl ad cat" earrings ... please let me know, how, hmmm? ... Love, cat.

Guillaume said...

Thank you! I love cats, all cats. Black cats are my favourite, but ginger cats are lovely too.

Faye Henry said...

Always love your art but cats are a fave of mine.. Especially, ginger ones.. So nice to visit with you.. xo

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

I didn't know that about ginger cats, but I always love your art - cats or not, ginger or not. And I love your calligraphy too.

Cro Magnon said...

Just like our Thomas; now sadly departed to the catacombs.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Everybody, Cat, Faye, Guillaume, Janice, and Cro... Thank you and Lovely of you all to stop by. Hope your fall is going wonderfully!!

Hexe said...

Now that is two things I've learned about cats today. I too have a ginger girl. I thought of all the beautiful cats we've had why did the plain jane choose to live in the house with us? Now she's even more special :).

Jeri Landers said...

Gwen, How great to "see" you again. I have had so many cats in my life, but only 2 were orange; those gingers are pretty hard to come by. I make up for it by acquiring orange chickens, not quite the same as a purring puss, but very colorful and funny! Jeri

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Hexe, this was enlightening to me too. and I thought interesting. and Jeri, You have such lovely animals all around you and not forgetting the beauties that you create.. they are so real looking. You have such talent!!