Question by  time2k6 (16)

Can kittens from the same litter have different fathers?

My mother says yes, but I do not understand how this can be.


Answer by  stphaniecostello (159)

Yes, cats are capable of getting impregnated by more than one male because they have so many different eggs ready to be fertilized. Cases such as this have even been found among humans when the woman has released more than one egg into her uterus.

posted by Anonymous
well my cat was a orange cat, and she had two kittens, one white and one turtleshell and i still have the kittens. so you tell me? i think they can have different fathers...!it will always be a mist...  add a comment

Answer by  Bob3782 (161)

Yes, cats from the same litter can have different fathers. Female cats ovulate multiple eggs, so two fathers can fertilize different eggs.


Answer by  jamie1 (291)

No I do not believe this is true. A litter of kittens are all born at the same time. They grow at the same time inside the mother kitten, and so it is most likely no.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

Yes, it is actually very common for litters of kittens to have different fathers. Female cats often mate with several males during their heat, so multiple cats' sperm can be swimming in the mother cat when they reach the eggs and fertilize them.

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