Does My Cat Resemble a Particular Breed?

Does My Cat Resemble a Particular Breed?

by Josh

Our cat

Our cat

We just adopted this little bundle of joy and she has UNENDING energy. She does not want to ever just lay down like most cats...and much unlike my part Siberian. Yet she knows to keep her distance.

Anyway, she seems to have a two part coat - though I haven't been able to keep her still long enough to really see lol.

She has white points on everything but her tail and on the inside of her chest. Also she is at best guess about 8 mo old and maybe 4 or 5 lbs.

I was hoping to get some insight on if she appears to be just a total random bred or if she resembles any particular breed. Thanks!


Hi Josh... Thanks for visiting and asking. I would like to say that your little bundle on energy resembles a purebred cat but I don't really think that she does.

She resembles a random bred cat - sorry. The Snowshoe cat is one purebred cat that has white points but this is only due to the same gene that affects your cat - the white spotting gene. The presence of a common gene does not mean that there is a bit of Snowshoe in your cat.

I hope that you are not disappointed. I have two random bred cats myself. I wouldn't have it any other way. Random bred cats need us more than purebred cats as there are more of them that need homes.

There only true difference between purebred and random bred cats is that the former has a pedigree - the parents and their parents were also purebred and it is all logged down, recorded. And of course purebred cats are bred to have an more "refined" and outstanding appearance.

But appearance is a matter of taste and after a while appearance is very much secondary to character and the bond between cat and human.

Plus, on a general level, random bred cats are likely to be healthier and live longer because they come from a wider gene pool.


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Does My Cat Resemble a Particular Breed?

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Jun 20, 2010 Adorable Piggy!
by: Elisabeth

Oh, a bit of the British Shorthair, I think!

I can see that soft, deep fur on Piggy's little arm.

Definitely a "mix" as all my cats have always been. I truly believe "mixes" (both cats and dogs) are the healthiest, most lovey, and best pets ever!

Pretty kitty!

May 08, 2010 Cute Piggy
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

She looks so cute with those asymmetrical markings, so Piggy is indeed a fine name. Glad to hear your other cat also benefits from having her around. 🙂

May 07, 2010 Thanks!
by: Josh

Hey thanks alot! Piggy as we named her is turning out to be a wonderful cat. She is much nicer and is bringing out the nicer side of our other cat Luna. Which brings me to my other point. After reading your guys' feedback I will shortly be posting up a picture of our long haired black cat...that I think may resemble a Siberian or Himalayan. THANKS AGAIN!

May 02, 2010 Cute looking moggie
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Josh. Whenever I see a round face like that on a female cat, I suspect British Shorthair blood somewhere in the past. Or maybe it's a Russian Blue ancester? They too can be a bit chubby and have a plush double coat...
Whatever is hidden in her lines, she herself is a cute looking mixed breed shorthair with the potential of becoming a very special member of your family as she grows older, but aren't most cats? If you love them for what they are, they'll bond with you and pay back with all their affection. 😉
Also read my article 'My Snow White is Not a British Shorthair' in the moggie section.

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