Wrong Weight for British Shorthairs
by Laurentiu Paulet
Two British SH males
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Hi....I just read your article about cat weight comparison and I found that you consider the British SH's to be heavy/big at a weight about 5.8 kilos. This is quite inaccurate.
British SH's are much much larger. I saw BSH males about 10 kilos and heard about 13 kilos ones. On average a BSH male must be 7 to 9 kilos.
I have two BSH males at home myself. The little one is a 9 months kitten and he is 5 kilos already and he will thicken until 4 or 5 years of age.
The big one is 5 kilos also, but he is still very young (1 year 7 months). He is very large and long but slim at the moment - he even doesn't look like a British.
Their father is a 9-10 kilos blue tomcat as you can see in the photo above. He is on the right side sitting next to another British male - a silver one - which grow smaller than the blue ones. You can see a difference in size.
Thank you for your time.
Hi Laurentiu... thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge. It is very welcome.
The weights on the page you describe are averages of all British Shorthair cats and not just males.
I realise that this is a tricky thing but as the title to the page refers to "breeds" it has to include females and males.
However, I think I can improve the page by listing males and female weights and will do so over time.
I moved your post to the page about cat breed size by the way, please note.
Thanks once again for visiting.
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