Can anyone help me figure out what my cat’s breed is?
We found her on the streets when she was apx. 3 months old and she has been a blessing to our family... we have had her 2 years now... she is a fairly small cat with medium hair...
Her back is light gray with darker gray stripes and gray bushy tail. Her front paws have short socks right above her paw and the back legs have "boots" that go up to her upper leg.
Her under side into her neck are white and she has an upside down v coming to a point right between her eyes... she also had the tabby mark above her eyes.
With her temperament and her coloring and marking I thought she might be a Ragdoll. I consulted a Ragdoll breeder and she said she might be a mix of Ragdoll and something else.
I know I will never for sure her breed or breeds since she was a stray...but could someone give me any leads as to what breed she may be or breeds you could guess she is mixed with.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance!
Hi there... thanks for visiting and asking. The truth is that there are lots of purebred mix cats around. These are one or two removed from the purebred.
Also most cats are random bred and some random bred cats look like purebred cats.
In a strict sense only a cat with a documented history (a pedigree) of purebred parents pursuant to the cat association's standards, can be called a purebred cat.
On that basis your cat will be a random bred cat or a purebred mix as you have stated.
That said, she is a lovely mackerel tabby and white, random bred cat. There are so many beautiful random bred (or mixed breed) cats around. They are as beautiful as purebreds and possibly healthier. Random bred cats can be shown at cat shows, incidentally and they are extremely attractive cats.
Please don't be disappointed. All cats are equal and all are deserving of the same love and care.