Golden tiger

Golden tiger, these are tigers with a similar color,does not work one of the genes… but then the effect better 🙂

This is the most rare colour change caused by a recessive gene. The first mention of the meeting with the Golden tigers in the wild date from the early twentieth century.

Originally put forward the theory that the emergence of this type of coloration gradually developed in a small group of tigers living in areas of rich loamy soil, and an unusual color served them extra camouflage when hunting. The theory remains unproven.

However, inbreeding of a small isolated group of tigers could affect the appearance of this type of color, if one of the tigers, the bearers of a recessive gene for the Golden color, bred with its own offspring, as has happened in captivity.At the moment in captivity contains about 30 individuals with this type of color.

Like white tigers, all in captivity Golden tigers have mainly Bengal parentage, but are genetically “contaminated” by genes partly white Amur tiger named Tony, who is the common ancestor almost all white tigers in North America. The assumption is that this color is appeared by crossing the Amur and Bengal tigers, is a common misconception.golden-tigergolden-tiger2golden-tiger3

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