Alterskjaer Brutus PP - DNA testing
Our lovely F3 Alterskjaer Brutus PP is growing up so fast. He will be 13 weeks this coming Monday.
Below is also a photo of his mother Taschanas Goddess Bellona PP (2 years on).
Brutus has seven digits on his right hind paw and six digits on his left hind paw (both of them patty paws), seven digits on his front paw left side, and also on his front right paw. On this last paw it looks like all pads are attached (different from the right paw), the extra digits are however mitten typed.
Results recently came back from the MyCatDNA screening in Finland, and it turns out that he (as expected) is genotype Hw/N like his mother. But he also has patty feet like his father.
Importantly, apart from morphological and genetic diversity data, Brutus tested negative to all known disorders in the breed (42 tested disease mutations in total) including PKdef, HCM and SMA.Brutus will stay with us / his foster family for further evaluation including hip and hearth scan - and we hope to use him in breeding later on.