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Two mice are mated. Among the offspring, ​there are 12 white mice and 32 gray mice.

Assuming that coat color in mice is determined by a single gene, which of the following is the BEST description of the parents?

A

Both parents are homozygous and have the same phenotype.

B

Both parents are homozygous and have different phenotypes.

C

Both parents are heterozygous and have the same phenotype.

D

Both parents are heterozygous and have different phenotypes.

E

The genotypes of the parents cannot be determined from the provided information.

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