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Phenotype vs. Genotype

Phenotype is what the cat looks like.
I think of "photo", which you look at, to help me make a connection.

Genotype is what the genes are, the DNA code.


An Example

A black shorthair cat's phenotype is
black--a dense color,
D
solid/self--no pattern, C
shorthair-- H

Its genotype could be...
black carrying dilute--
Dd
solid/self carrying color-point--Ccs
shorthair carrying longhair--Hh

or....
its genotype could be....
homozygous dense--black with no dilute gene--
DD
homozygous solid/self--solid with no color-point gene--CC
homozygous shorthair--no longhair gene--HH

or....
its genotype could be any combination of those!

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