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Could you please tell me what breed my cats are?

by Maria Livingston
(San Francisco, CA)

He's pretty big

He acts more like he's on the prowl, like a lion almost

Bella

I have a beautiful multi-color female cat (Bella), that just turned a year old in July.

A friend of mine brought her cat (Symba) for a play date. She left her cat and never took him back!

So Symba is about 4 months younger than Bella and well now they have kittens, which were born 8/26/2010.

She had 3 gold and 3 multi-color. The male cat is very weird. He acts more like he's on the prowl, like a lion almost.

He's pretty big considering that he is not even a year old. He is very strong and long and is very muscular all around, his neck is big sometimes I call him muscle neck or a jock.

His eyes are a yellow gold and he is a pale gold/bleach blonde color with darker gold pattern designs. He meows very masculine, kinda creepy sometimes and he is aggressively affectionate.

He wants to follow me everywhere I go and jumps higher than the average cat, his paws are big. He is not even a year old and he is about 15 pounds of solid muscle.

Do you think you can tell me if by any chance you might know what species my cat is.

I have uploaded pictures of him. You can e-mail me at Maria_lvngstn@yahoo.com.

Maria


Hi Maria... thanks for visiting and asking. Bella, the multi-coloured cat is, as far as I can tell, a semi-longhaired calico cat. Calico means tortoiseshell (new window) and white. She is a mixed breed or random bred cat - meaning not a purebred cat but a lovely looking cat nonetheless.

The big boy is just that. An athletic mixed breed cat but not a purebred cat in my opinion.

This is not to criticize - far from it. Without wishing to upset breeders, random bred cats are often better, taken as a whole, than purebred cats.

He is big and strong. He is healthy. And I love him....:).

His coat is a dilute red mackerel tabby and white.

Take care Maria and love to your cats.

P.S. All domestic cats are one species - domesticated wildcats - felis silvestrus catus

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Sep 13, 2010
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Re: Simba and Bella
by: Lindy Fellober

Bella to me looks a lot like my Misu, who is a dilute Calico. Simba I am not sure, but he is also a beautiful cat. You are so blessed. Enjoy and as I see they are well taken care of, keep up the good work. I am certainly no expert.

My e-mail is krackers75@msn.com
and if you e-mail I can send you a pic of Misu just to show you.


Sep 13, 2010
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Re: Simba and Bella
by: Lindy Fellober

Bella to me looks a lot like my Misu, who is a dilute Calico. Simba I am not sure, but he is also a beautiful cat. You are so blessed. Enjoy and as I see they are well taken care of, keep up the good work. I am certainly no expert.

My e-mail is krackers75@msn.com
and if you e-mail I can send you a pic of Misu just to show you.


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Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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    • Hi Shannon, your cat is a gorgeous grey classic (blotched) random bred tabby cat. He is not a purebred cat but he is just as good if not better. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  • Hi! I'd like to know the breed of my cat. He is black, very soft, curved, mainly straight tail, he was born with blue eyes, now he's about 7 or 8 months and has dark eyes. He's very playful, but a lot of the time, he is lazy. I'm thinking a Bombay?

    • Hi Tiffany. He does indeed look like a Bombay cat. The trouble is he could also be a very handsome jet black random bred cat by which I mean not a member of a cat breed. You'll need a pedigree and registration from a breeder to be sure he is a purebred cat such as a Bombay. Gorgeous cat by the way. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi there my cat is abnormal huge for his age his 2 and a half and he's massive could you tell if he's mix breed of some sort

    • Without a photo or description of his conformation and colouring, "huge" isn't enough information. Randombred cats range from petite to huge and there are several medical conditions that can cause excessive growth.

    • Hi, if he is massive he could still be a mixed breed (random bred) cat because some individual cats are like that - just like people. The only cat breed that is very large is an F1 (first generation) wild cat hybrid. But this is very unlikely.

    • One parent was an Exotic Shorthair or Persian by the look of the face shape - not as extreme as a purebred, but shows the influence of one of those short-faced breeds.

    • Hi Sam. Lovely cats. They are not members of a cat breed, though. Sorry. They are random bred cats. They are still beautiful and equally good if not better than pedigree purebred cats. Thanks for visiting and asking.

    • Hi Here is one of the pictures you refer to:

      My honest opinion is that your lovely looking white kitten is a fine looking random bred white cat. Therefore she is not a cat of a certain cat breed. Almost all the domestic cats in the world are random bred. Nearly all the people who care for a purebred cat (a cat of a certain cat breed) know that their cat is purebred. So if you are not sure it supports what I say that your cat is not purebred. Hope this helps. Don't be disappointed. Your cat is gorgeous and random bred cats are often healthier.

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