Number four and five of Lotto’s kittens, are two twin tabbies, and I am sure they are both from the same father. They really look like each other. Number four is a female, and the number five is a male.
How is it possible that kittens have more than one father in a single litter? Because a female cat in heat can have multiple eggs, and the eggs can be released over around 24 hours, sometimes even over several days of her cycle. If she mated with more than one cat within this time span, there can be more than one different fathers.
I think my Lotto mated with at least three, and maybe four male cats! Number one is a tuxedo, number two, four and five are tabbies (but number two looks really different – so I think he is from another father), and number three is a yellow kitten.
I am a software developer, an ex-road racing cyclist, and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about Lotto, my love, mother of five adorable cats, and in general, cats, on this website, lottothecat.com. You can check out my social media profiles by clicking on their icons.