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  1. This is Hachi, he used to be a stray cat but now he found his home with us. He’s a very active cat and likes to be a part of people’s activities. Please can you tell me what breed he is?

    • Hi Mady, thanks for sharing and asking. Hitachi looks like a random bred tabby cat. Therefore he is not part of a cat breed. That is not to say that he is not special. He looks superb and very cute. I know you love him. He looks young. He’ll slow down as he ages. Take care.

  2. This is Thorn. She is very very vocal. She also happens to be a champion mousier. I know she is very very talkative, her human mom said when she was little she almost never talked.
    We are all curious as to what her breed is as well.

  3. This is my cat Time-Out, so named because you need to take a timeout to pet and play with him when ever he wants. My husband I disagree on his breed. He says he is an English short hair. I think he is a Burmese. Can anyone tell me what his breed is.
    I have a second cat that I would like to know about but him first. He reminds me of a black leopard and gets very vocal and talkative he can be very loving sometimes

    • Tamara, thank you for visiting and showing us your cats. I can tell that you are a good cat caretaker because your cats are very talkative to you. This means that you interact with them a lot. It also means that they are relaxed with you and connect with you emotionally.

      They are both beautiful cats. The truth of the matter is, though, that they are probably not members of a cat breed. You would know if they were because you would have certificates to prove it. Sometimes rescue cats are purebred cats as well but it is unusual.

      Judging by appearance (and it is slightly dangerous to judge a cat solely by appearance) I would say that your cats are black, random bred (mixed-breed) cats. By far the most common sort of cats in America or indeed anywhere else in the world are random bred cats. They do not have a recorded pedigree or family history.

      Purebred cats are bred by cat breeders and they have a history. Their parents are purebred and so on going up the line. They are registered with cat associations and recognised as cat breeds. Normally you buy these cats and cat breeders. As mentioned, there is documentation to prove that they are purebred.

      And their appearance does normally show this because the appearance of a purebred cat is quite specific. It has to be to follow the breed standard. The appearance has to be distinguishable from other cats.

      I hope that this helps. Thank you once again.

  4. Hi for all and specially for you Michael, I think that the cat which Cynthia shows is Egyptian Mau … You can review all characteristics of it … Thnks

    • Hi Ahmed. Thanks for commenting. Yes, this cat might be an Egyptian Mau but more likely to be a random bred tabby cat. Let’s remember that in Egypt the Egyptian Mau is a random bred tabby! Think about that for a bit. Only in the USA and some other western countries is this a cat breed.

  5. Can you tell me what this cat might be/have in it? The vet isn’t sure and thinks there may be savannah in it…he is definitely unlike any other cat I’ve owned. He jumps incredibly high and has so much energy! He sleeps at night, but he is out “hunting” all day–he never tires. Someone dumped this cat and he ended up in our yard. We’re looking for a good home for him where he is the only cat. He’s sweet, but dominant. the vet warned us about having him around our other, very shy, tabby.

    • Hi Cynthia. Thanks for showing us your cat. I’ll be honest and say I think she is a random bred spotted tabby cat. She may have some purebred genes in her but I personally doubt it. Sorry if that is disappointing. She has a nice wild appearance like the original wild cat ancestor. Lovely looking cat. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi. I was wondering if you could identify the breed or breeds of this little guy. He is a foster kitten and approximately eight weeks old. I have been fostering for three years and have never had a little guy like this. He is beige and gray with a fairly short tail. He is much more round than most kittens and very calm for his age. Any thoughts??

    • That surprises me. I think it is because some Siamese mix cats have white fur in the pointing (the dark parts) and so they classify a true Snowshoe as a Siamese mix.

      • I think what fools the shelters, in some cases, is that Snowshoes are born without distinctive markings and don’t get their points until later.

      • It is only a Snowshoe if it has a pedigree saying it is a Snowshoe. Otherwise it is a mixed breed (“Snowshoe lookalike”). The only way to be more certain of whether it meets the Snowshoe breed standard is to have it assessed by a cat show judge that judges that breed.

      • I think Iowa and Nebraska are SLIGHTLY more interesting (and more people live there). In Wyoming, the semi trucks race by you at 100 mph and if you get stuck on the side of the road, well, you’re basically stuck there because there is not a soul for miles around.I guess the bright side is that it means your almost ho;u8#&230mbet Wyoming still sucks the most.

    • Hi Grady. Thanks for visiting and asking. She looks female. Anyway your cat is Siameseish as you say. She is pointed like a Siamese with a piebald gene that creates white fur areas within the the points. Two cat breeds come to mind that have this trait: Ragdoll and Snowshoe.

      My guess is that your cat is maybe a Siamese mix who has acquired the piebald gene which gives this Snowshow cat appearance. Your cat can’t be a Ragdoll or Ragdoll mix because they have longer fur and are cobby and large.

      What I am saying is that your cat is a freeborn cat or random bred cat with some genes that come from a purebred line somewhere or she acquired them by chance.

      There are lots of non-purebred non-pedigree Siameseish cats in the world

      • Nigel, my adopted Snowshoe was found on the streets of Hartford at about 8 weeks old. This cat impressed me to a point that I rescued a second snowshoe from a shelter.

        Snowshoe street stray cat

        • H Mikey, thanks for showing us your cat. She/he is Snowshoe and I am surprised you found her on the street. I find that weird because they are quite rare pedigree cats. Very fine looking cat.

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