What Breeds Made My Cat?
Cloud was a stray that showed up at our door as a kitten about 2-3 years ago (mewing very loudly, of course).
We recently decided to officially adopt him (i.e. neutering, micro-chipping, etc.) so on the paper I had listed him as a domestic short hair.
But I'm still curious as to what possible breeds he may have. There's several other strays I've seen wandering about, but most are tabbies (some long hair), black, calico...none that would seem to be possible parents for my kitty.
Is it possible he may have some Siamese-type or other similar breeds? Either way, he's still gorgeous, loving, and very amusing to have around.
Hi Melissa.... Thanks for visiting and asking. I was surprised when I opened your submission to check it and publish it.
I was surprised at Cloud's outstanding appearance - beautiful.
I immediately thought that Cloud could be a purebred flame point Siamese cat of the traditional type. For me has all the attributes. He looks like a purebred cat to me.
Traditional Siamese cats are not skinny (foreign type or oriental type bodies). They are shaped "normally" like your average cat - see some old fashioned Siamese cats - Siamese cat history (you may have seen these already).
But he is flame pointed, that is for sure. Flame pointing is red or orange pointing. He looks like a Siamese cat too. The only question is whether he is purebred or not. Without papers you will never know and without them you can't say he is purebred as you no doubt realise.
Therefore I don't think he is hybridised at all or if so not too much. His appearance looks "pure". On that basis I will guess that only one breed made up your cat - Siamese. If I am too optimistic then I would suggest perhaps one breed and one type of cat made up your cat, a Siamese and a tabby cat (see the faint "M" on the forehead). Tabby cats are not a breed of cat as you know.
Cloud looks very similar to this cat: