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Is my Bamboo an Egyptian Mau? — 9 Comments

  1. Our cat was abandoned and we rescued him. It wasn’t until his sun-bleached fur grew back that we discovered he was spotted on tummy and back, had stripes on extremities like your Bamboo, sported about six necklaces and a funny stomach “flap” that hung down from his abdomen. (What IS that hanging down there???) Our vet says he is a Tabby/Mau mix which makes sense as there are very few Bengals running about loose to create mixed felines with but plenty of tabbies everywhere with similar characteristics to Maus (except for skin flap). Our cat has the Mau personality to a tee and is rather like a dog in his ways. Your Bamboo kitty looks very much like ours except that ours has bronze and ginger markings on a white background. All other attributes seem really close including the gooseberry green eyes and facial markings. So I have to go with a Mau/Tabby mix for Bamboo and then say Congratulations as this is the best of all mixed-cats we ever rescued — I hope you are blessed with the same!

  2. Lets see. ADHD, likes to drink running water, hates closed doors, well go for walks without a leash, sassy,hates to be held,growly snarly hiss @ you cause your teasing her,playplayplay,knock things off counters, follow you and fetch like a dog,protect her turf(mine attacked a guys white pitbull and drew blood off its lip)car rides?, crazy, spins like a top and hisses when trying to trim nails,etcetc. Welcome to my world! 🙂 and mine was a stray i have had her for 5 years now. takes special people, you must be alpha!

  3. Hah! Thanks again Michael! I never consider she being Bengal coz I thought Bengals have strips instead of spotted coat. But now that you pointed out, the Maus do have a smaller faces (to me) and a more innocent and curious look.

    • Hi Ludi, Bengals have tabby coats, which can be mackerel (stripe), classic (blotched) and spots. Bamboo has spots. Mau’s have tabby coats too. It is just about body and head shape, color and for me she has a Bengal cat shape. I think you would agree the she has a Bengal cat head. There is that intense, slightly wild look.

  4. Bamboo is really special looking. If she was a tabby she would be about the most special looking tabby. She really does look like a Bengal. She’s beautiful 🙂

  5. Good call. Offhand, the head and eye shapes are the key difference. I’d guess it was a mix, as well. Very lovely cat. One thing we can all be sure of; those are four amazing looking cats.

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