The Bangkok Mocha cat story really begins with a total accidental discovery. I was working on improving the health of my American Burmese. I was importing Burmese cats from Thailand. My contact reached out and said he had rescued a mother cat and her three kittens. The mom was a tortie of some sort and she had two sable daughters and one tortie sable daughter. I said sure, send them to me. Once they got Washington, DC, I had them genetically tested to see what their coat color genetics looked like. At the time, I was using UC Davis Feline lab. When I got their results back, I was perplexed. Per their genetic coat color tests, they should have been black cats.The three cats were anything but black. I called Davis and said, "Hey, these cats are not black." I asked for an explanation and got nothing. Davis would just not respond. The office manager there was real unpleasant and the more I asked for help, the nastier she got. At a point, I just gave up ever getting an explanation from them.
I then sent the saliva samples to a feline genetic testing lab in England. Finally I got my answer. The feline geneticist not only looked at the tests, the case, and the cats but communicating what was going on. He said obviously they are not black cats. They just posses a coat color gene that has yet to be identified, that gives a false black cat reading on a coat color panel test. They carried a coat color gene as of yet identified.
In the mean time, I kept breeding these cats, and was able to import more cats from Thailand that carried the gene. I now have a genetically diverse breeding colony of these cats. I decided to call them Bangkoks, because the first four discovered came from Bangkok. It seemed only appropriate they should be named after the place to which they were native. As time passed, the gene was identified. It was called (cm) or mocha. So, I decided to call them Bangkok Mocha's.
Bangkok Mocha's exist in three states. They can carry two of the Mocha genes (Bangkok Mocha). They can carry one Mocha gene and one Burmese gene(Bur-Mocha). And they can carry one Mocha gene and one Siamese gene(Sia-Mocha). In addition to these base colors, you can find all three of these in the sable, blue, champagne, and platinum forms. It's a wild combination of new cat coat colors.
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