Not exactly, like you and your parents are related, but related. Red hair is a gene mutation, sometimes, and apparently the thing that makes jaguars black is a mutation in the same place.
Researchers are hoping that this study of black cats will help them figure out how to stop other mutations and diseases which are less helpful and more harmful than red hair.
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(I'm from paris)