Male house cats are either black or orange; females are black, orange, or calico. If these coat-color phenotypes are governed by a sex-linked gene, how can these observations be explained?
a.Using appropriate symbols, determine the phenotypes expected in the progeny of a cross between an orange female and a black male.
b.Half the females produced by a certain kind of mating are calico, and half are black; half the males are orange, and half are black. What colors are the parental males and females in this kind of mating?
c.Another kind of mating produces progeny in the following proportions: one-fourth orange males, 1/4 orange females, 1/4 black males, and 1/4 Calico females. What colors are the parental males and females in this kind of mating?