A Seal Lynx can be created by the following mates:
A Seal Mink can be created by the following mates:
A Seal Sepia can be created by the following mates:
A Silver can be created by the following mates:
Note: Two Seal Minks can produce every one of the three snows. A Seal Lynx can never produce a Seal Sepia and vice versa.
In genetics if you want to see what possible offspring may come from a mating, you set up a simple Punnett Square. For instance, if I want to mate Stud Prowler with Queen Sahara and then Mystique using their Color-point genotype it would look like this:
So, 50% of all offspring from Prowler and Sahara will be either Brown or Silver of which half will carry for Burmese and the other half will carry for Siamese. Another 25% will be Mink and carry both Burmese and Siamese and the other 25% will be Seal Sepia and carry 2 copies of the Burmese gene. The Seal Mink or Seal Sepia are also able to have the Inhibitor gene from the Silver and become Silver Mink or Silver Sepia.
So, 50% of all offspring from Prowler and Mystique will not be carriers for Burmese or Siamese, which means they can not have snow offspring. All offspring would be capable of being either Silver or Brown.
The other 50% of all offspring, whether brown or silver, will be carriers for Burmese(C/CB).
The following Punnette Square would apply to the mating of Prowler with either Bedazzle, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, or Ebony Spice since they all carry for the Siamese gene. The results show that 25% will be brown or silver and not carry for snow, while 50% will be brown or silver and carry for either Burmese or Siamese, and 25% will be mink and carry for both.
Charcoal genotype requires: APb/a. Which means it carries both 1 ALC Agouti gene and 1 non-Agouti gene. Having either of these genes means that Charcoal offspring can result if bred with a carrier of the other gene.
The Melanistic genotype requires: a/a. Which means 2 copies of the non-Agouti gene (a). A Melanistic can also carry the inhibitor gene from Silver and become a Silver Melanistic, also known as a Smoke. There are also Melanistics in all the snow colors. Melanistics are good to use in breeding for the Charcoal color because the 2 copies of the non-Agouti gene will create a higher percentage of Charcoals (50%) when bred with a carrier of the ALC Agouti gene.
The following Punnette Square would apply to the mating of Prowler whom carries 1 non-Agouti gene (A/a) with either Sahara, Mystique, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, or Bedazzle (A/A) since they all share the same genotype:
So, 50% of all offspring from Prowler in these matings would not carry for Charcoal or Melanistic.
The other 50% of all offspring would carry for the non-Agouti gene (a) needed for Charcoal or Melanistic. If these non-Agouti carriers mated with a carrier for the ALC Agoulti gene (APb), then Charcoal offspring (APb/a) can be produced. If these non-Agouti carriers mated with a carrier for the non-Agouti gene, then Melanistic offspring (a/a) can be produced.
The following Punnette Square would apply to the mating of Prowler and Ebony Spice. Since both carry for the non-Agouti gene, they can produce non-Agouti carriers (50%) and also produce offspring with 2 copies of the non-Agouti gene (25%) and thus would be Melanistic (brown, mink, or silver aka smoke).
Note: If you are buying a non-snow breeder, it is in your best interest to get a gene test to see if it is a carrier for Charcoal, Melanistic, Burmese, or Siamese. This will let you know what kind of offspring you can produce with what matings. Therefor, anyone getting a breeder from Lap Leopard Bengals will automatically get gene test results to see if it is a carrier of Charcoal, Melanistic, Siamese, or Burmese.