Kittens from the same litter don't always have the same parents

Popular Science | 2/14/2018 | Staff
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Female cats, also called “queens,” usually give birth to litters of 3 to 5 kittens, but as many as 19 have been born at once. And while it’s true that every kitten on this earth is cute in its own way, even those from the same litter can look completely different. Which, frankly, explains a lot about The Aristocats.

Queens - Male - Tomcat - Ovulation - Period

This is because queens can be impregnated by more than one male, or tomcat, during a single ovulation period. It’s a phenomenon called “heteropaternal superfecundation.”

Think of these kittens like fraternal twins—genetically different...
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