Adorable breed! Can anyone help ID?

Adorable breed! Can anyone help ID?

by William

It was early morning and I was stepping onto my balcony in my flat in Kiev, Ukraine, when I spotted this cat staring curiously across to me from the adjacent balcony.

I took a few photos of him because I had never seen a cat quite like that before. I only have a few photos of him and I never saw him again. I moved a few months later.

His curiosity in me made him all the more adorable. If anyone can ID his breed as specifically as possible, I may just want to get one for myself.

Enjoy the pictures and thank you so much!

William

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Apr 25, 2012
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Calico Persian Mix with Birman Cat NEW
by: Anonymous

This is the type of cat that has two different types of parnents. It has the persian like fur and smile, but it more has the Birman's face... mostly the eyes. Yes I do agree that this cat you spot is really adorable! I have a calico myself and she is finally getting use to me after five years or so. She is not my cat but I love her like a little sister.
She is my little stalker.


Apr 25, 2012
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Calico Persian Mix with Birman Cat NEW
by: Anonymous

This is the type of cat that has two different types of parnents. It has the persian like fur and smile, but it more has the Birman's face... mostly the eyes. Yes I do agree that this cat you spot is really adorable! I have a calico myself and she is finally getting use to me after five years or so. She is not my cat but I love her like a little sister.
She is my little stalker.


Jul 15, 2010
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Calico
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

One of the funny things about calicos is that the pattern usually is asymetric. A black and white 'tuxedo' coat often is quite symetric, whereas the orange, black and white calicos usually looks like the colours were scattered at randsom. They are just beautiful! 🙂


Jul 13, 2010
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I agree - Calico Persian
by: Anonymous

I agree with the other commenter that this looks like a calico Persian. It's important to remember that a calico is not a breed, but a type of coloring that can appear on many different breeds of cat. Thus, Persians come in many different colors, including calico, and calicos come in many different breeds. I have wonderful calico shorthair cat. Some calico owners believe that calico's have distinct personalities (even though they are not a specific breed). They tend to be curious and talkative with a lot of attitude (i.e. "cattitude").

The kitty in your photo is absolutely adorable. However, it's also important to remember that calico colorings vary dramatically. so another calico persian could look very different from this one. Nevertheless, I ran some searches on-line and found this photo, which seems to be quite similar to kitty you saw:

http://lovemeow.com/2010/03/lily-beautiful-calico-persian-kitten/


Jul 13, 2010
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Adorable
by: Michael

Hi William, thanks for visiting and sharing from Ukraine.

I think what you particularly like about this cat is the colour and pattern of the coat. This is a calico (USA terminology) coat or in UK terms a tortoiseshell and white coat with lots of white.

It is likely that this cat is not a purebred cat of a specific breed as most aren't purebred.

It might, though, be a purebred. We just don't know and can't tell from the photos.

But if he or she is purebred it is probable that she is a traditional doll faced Persian.

The Persian is very popular and well established. There are two types, the flat faced "extreme" look and the traditional normal appearance. The latter is the best in the opinion of 75% of visitors to this site.

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