Problem: In cats, black fur color is caused by an X-linked allele, the other allele at this locus causes orange color. The heterozygote is a tortoiseshell. What kinds of offspring would you expect from the cross of an orange female and a black male?A. orange females, black malesB. orange females, orange malesC. tortoiseshell females, orange malesD. tortoiseshell females, black malesE. black females, orange males

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In this problem, it has been stated that fur color is an X-linked trait. However, it is also stated that the alleles show incomplete dominance from one another. 

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In cats, black fur color is caused by an X-linked allele, the other allele at this locus causes orange color. The heterozygote is a tortoiseshell. What kinds of offspring would you expect from the cross of an orange female and a black male?

A. orange females, black males

B. orange females, orange males

C. tortoiseshell females, orange males

D. tortoiseshell females, black males

E. black females, orange males

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