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Learn Your Cat's Ancestry

The $120 Cat Ancestry test will tell you if your beloved feline companion descends from one of 29 major fancy cat breeds. The lab tests for specific nucleotide polymorphisms and generates a profile. Your cat's profile is then compared to a global database of cat profiles to see which geographical origin of cat it shares the most variants with. While there are eight feline populations of origin, the majority of breeds can be traced back to Egypt, South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Europe. The other areas include Iran/Iraq, Arabian Sea, India, and East Asia. Worldwide, about 60 cat breeds are officially recognized, with 29 breeds dominating the American landscape. Most cats...