I am very curious about what breed my cat is!

I am very curious about what breed my cat is!

by Sarah
(New Zealand)

What breed is my cat? We got a kitten 6 months ago from a local pet store (Blenheim, a small town in New Zealand). Lately I have been curious about what breed she is as her coat is so distinctive!

She has marble markings and the softest fur imaginable! Her coat has a lot of elasticity as well. I have been looking on the internet to find a cat that looks like her, and came across the Sokoke breed.

I don't think she could be a purebred having just been $50 at a pet store, but she displays some characteristics of the Sokokes that I have read about.

She is very active, friendly and intelligent and seems to have quite a strong build. If anyone could give me some feedback that would be great!

Sarah


Hi Sarah... thanks for visiting and asking. As it happens it won't surprise you that a lot of people ask the same question.

For that reason I created a page on the subject (new window - blogger site).

There are various ways of answering your question. At the most optimistic end of the spectrum it could be argued that your cat is a purebred cat without purebred papers to establish pedigree - perhaps a Sokoke or Bengal cat. Although the Sokoke is extremely rare.

Purebred cats do find their way into some strange places such as shelters about to be euthanised or on the side of the road (albeit rarely).

What does the pet store say as to your cats origin? That may help.

On the other end of the scale your cat would be a random breed (mixed breed) cat that looks a bit like a Bengal cat or Sokoke cat.

The latter assessment is more likely to be the accurate assessment and one that the majority of expert visitors to this site would no doubt say.

Just looking at your cat (and judging by appearance is not a good idea, really) she could be a Bengal cat mix (one removed from a purebred Bengal cat). The type looks not bad and I have seen worse blotched tabby patterns on purebred Bengals.

Here is a cat from Australia that looks like your girl: What breed is my cat?

That is it really.

Conclusion: no one can say with any degree of certainty. The only certain way is documentary evidence (certificates of pedigree).

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Jun 16, 2011 dumb
by: Anonymous

This site sucks...it helped me in no way what so ever...I now can give two shits what kind of breed my cat is all thanks to this shitty site...my suggestion for every1 that is curious about what kind of cat they have is to just ask a 5 yr old...cuz they will help you out more than this bullshit site will.


Mar 28, 2011 VERY CURIOUS ABOUT MY CATS BREED VERY DIIFUCLT
by: KHALED

MY CAT IS SPOTTED AND HAVE A BROKEN M AT HIS FOREHEAD ( black spots only in on side but all white coat.


Sep 18, 2010 i need to know!
by: juanna

hi, i have a small kitten. it has blue eyes, the fur is soft and white and has a long tail. she's soo playful and we (our community)named her tofu. hope you have extra fun with your kittens!


May 04, 2010 I am too!
by: Anonymous

I'm really curious too because my cat has cream colors spots on her head, back, and tail, and black stripes on her tail. What breed is she?


Mar 31, 2010 your cat
by: kathy

I beleive your cat could be part Bengal. They come in a marble pattern and have a very distinct soft coat. I have never heard of the Skoke breed. My cat Lia is part Bengal and he too is the marble pattern and has a very soft coat. He is a snow marble. He is sort of grey and has blue eyes.


Mar 31, 2010 your cat
by: kathy

I beleive your cat could be part Bengal. They come in a marble pattern and have a very distinct soft coat. I have never heard of the Skoke breed. My cat Lia is part Bengal and he too is the marble pattern and has a very soft coat. He is a snow marble. He is sort of grey and has blue eyes.



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