Could you please tell me what breed my cats are?

by Maria Livingston
(San Francisco, CA)

He's pretty big

He's pretty big

He's pretty big He acts more like he's on the prowl, like a lion almost Bella

I have a beautiful multi-color female cat (Bella), that just turned a year old in July.

A friend of mine brought her cat (Symba) for a play date. She left her cat and never took him back!

So Symba is about 4 months younger than Bella and well now they have kittens, which were born 8/26/2010.

She had 3 gold and 3 multi-color. The male cat is very weird. He acts more like he's on the prowl, like a lion almost.

He's pretty big considering that he is not even a year old. He is very strong and long and is very muscular all around, his neck is big sometimes I call him muscle neck or a jock.

His eyes are a yellow gold and he is a pale gold/bleach blonde color with darker gold pattern designs. He meows very masculine, kinda creepy sometimes and he is aggressively affectionate.

He wants to follow me everywhere I go and jumps higher than the average cat, his paws are big. He is not even a year old and he is about 15 pounds of solid muscle.

Do you think you can tell me if by any chance you might know what species my cat is.

I have uploaded pictures of him. You can e-mail me at Maria_lvngstn@yahoo.com.

Maria


Hi Maria... thanks for visiting and asking. Bella, the multi-coloured cat is, as far as I can tell, a semi-longhaired calico cat. Calico means tortoiseshell (new window) and white. She is a mixed breed or random bred cat - meaning not a purebred cat but a lovely looking cat nonetheless.

The big boy is just that. An athletic mixed breed cat but not a purebred cat in my opinion.

This is not to criticize - far from it. Without wishing to upset breeders, random bred cats are often better, taken as a whole, than purebred cats.

He is big and strong. He is healthy. And I love him....:).

His coat is a dilute red mackerel tabby and white.

Take care Maria and love to your cats.

P.S. All domestic cats are one species - domesticated wildcats - felis silvestrus catus

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Re: Simba and Bella
by: Lindy Fellober

Bella to me looks a lot like my Misu, who is a dilute Calico. Simba I am not sure, but he is also a beautiful cat. You are so blessed. Enjoy and as I see they are well taken care of, keep up the good work. I am certainly no expert.

My e-mail is krackers75@msn.com
and if you e-mail I can send you a pic of Misu just to show you.


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Re: Simba and Bella
by: Lindy Fellober

Bella to me looks a lot like my Misu, who is a dilute Calico. Simba I am not sure, but he is also a beautiful cat. You are so blessed. Enjoy and as I see they are well taken care of, keep up the good work. I am certainly no expert.

My e-mail is krackers75@msn.com
and if you e-mail I can send you a pic of Misu just to show you.



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Could you please tell me what breed my cats are? — 17 Comments

    • Hi Here is one of the pictures you refer to:

      My honest opinion is that your lovely looking white kitten is a fine looking random bred white cat. Therefore she is not a cat of a certain cat breed. Almost all the domestic cats in the world are random bred. Nearly all the people who care for a purebred cat (a cat of a certain cat breed) know that their cat is purebred. So if you are not sure it supports what I say that your cat is not purebred. Hope this helps. Don’t be disappointed. Your cat is gorgeous and random bred cats are often healthier.

    • Hi Sam. Lovely cats. They are not members of a cat breed, though. Sorry. They are random bred cats. They are still beautiful and equally good if not better than pedigree purebred cats. Thanks for visiting and asking.

    • One parent was an Exotic Shorthair or Persian by the look of the face shape – not as extreme as a purebred, but shows the influence of one of those short-faced breeds.

  1. Hi there my cat is abnormal huge for his age his 2 and a half and he’s massive could you tell if he’s mix breed of some sort

    • Hi, if he is massive he could still be a mixed breed (random bred) cat because some individual cats are like that – just like people. The only cat breed that is very large is an F1 (first generation) wild cat hybrid. But this is very unlikely.

    • Without a photo or description of his conformation and colouring, “huge” isn’t enough information. Randombred cats range from petite to huge and there are several medical conditions that can cause excessive growth.

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