Categories: Cat Breeds

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.


Michael Broad

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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    • She is a super looking cat. I have presumed she is female because to me she looks female. She's a random bred cat in my view although she may have some Maine Coon genes in her.

    • Hi Melissa, sorry for not responding sooner. Your cat does have some of the characteristics of a Maine Coon but also looks like an attractive long-haired random bred cat. I'd say she is the latter because you'd have papers to prove she was pedigree is she was an MC. Thanks Melissa. Gorgeous looking cat.

    • Your kitten is a random bred black and white bicolor cat. Not a purebred, pedigree cat. But a very nice cat nonetheless. Thanks for asking.

    • He is polydactyl meaning he has more than the usual number of toes. He is not a breed of cat in my opinion but random bred with the Siamese gene and the white spotting gene which gives him the appearance of a Seychellois. You'd know if he was a Seychellois because they are very rare. There would be papers and documentary evidence to say he was purebred.

      https://pictures-of-cats.org/seychellois-cat.html

  • Hi, i dont know my cats breed since i found him near our house he was very cuddly so we adopted him.

    • Hi Kyushu, thanks for sharing. He is not a member of a cat breed but a random bred grey tabby cat with a bit of white. He is charming and cuddly as you say. Love him and care for him all his days.

      • He is one of those brilliant looking cats of rare appearance. He has an amazing moustache, and an amazing ruff (the long fur below his neck). His tail is amazing. Altogether an amazing looking cat. However, he is probably a random bred cat and not purebred. He does not fit any profile for purebred cats that I know of. That does not make him any less of a cat. In fact it makes him better because it is likely he is healthier. The nearest breed would be Maine Coon but he is no a Maine Coon.

        A stunning cat and thanks for showing me.

    • This kitten is a black tortoiseshell. She may be tortie-and-white because there seems to be some white on her chin. She is random bred unless you have documents proving pedigree. Thanks for sharing Erick.

    • Hi, your cat is a beautiful random bred grey and white. Not a cat breed. Sorry. You'd know if she/he was a purebred because you'd have a pedigree and papers to prove it. Thanks for visiting and asking.

    • Hi Leia, she is a flame point cat. She has a doll-face Persian appearance. She could be a Himalayan flame point. But you'll need documents (pedigree etc) to prove it. Great cat. And thanks for sharing.

      • Thanks a lot! This is his brother who has lighter coloring - his ears are pinkish and the tail looks cream colored. We were told they were turkish angora when we bought them haha

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