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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi There,

I'm new to this forum and I had a quick question. I'm not sure if I'm putting it in the right place, but if there's a moderator or such that can move it to where it is suppose to go, then go for it

I was wondering if there was a breed of Cat out there, that stays very small. Someone told me those Cottonelle cats on TV (the little white persian looking ones) stayed that size. Not that I plan on getting another anytime soon, but I was just wondering for the heck of it, if there really was a breed of cat that stayed tiny.

Thanks

Crystal
post #2 of 12
Well the only legit breed of small cat is the singapura which weighs a max of about 6 lbs when grown.

Anything else is an experimental cat or some kind of "money making" scheme of producing deformed "miniture" cats. Those you should stay away from!
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ohh alrighty. Was just wondering. I didn't think there was such a "tiny" cat. Thanks a bunch
post #4 of 12
I think there is a breed called Munchkins that get pretty normal size expect they have little short legs. And I don't believe that was considered a 'deformity'. More like the legs on a corgi welch dog are short. I could be wrong though. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am.
post #5 of 12
There are teacup persians, I don't think they are a 'legit' breed though. There may have been a discussion on them a while back you could search for.
http://www.minipurrs.net/
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Well the only legit breed of small cat is the singapura which weighs a max of about 6 lbs when grown.

Anything else is an experimental cat or some kind of "money making" scheme of producing deformed "miniture" cats. Those you should stay away from!
I don't believe the breed has been accepted by the different cat associations but there are people out there breeding Tea Cup Persians. I doubt that the making them small or tiny is as hard on the breed as the fact that the breeders worked on getting the peked noses, which in my opinion is much more damaging to the cat. Anyway here is one website for a tea cup Persian

http://www.miniature-persian.com/index.htm
post #7 of 12
CFA accepts the singapura:

http://www.cfainc.org/breeds/profiles/singapura.html

ACFA does:

http://www.acfacats.com/singapura_synopsis.htm

TICA does:

http://www.ticaeo.com/Content/Publications/Pages/SG.pdf

So all associations accept the singapura - you just don't see a lot at the shows

IMO cats are small to start with, so why create a "teacup" size. They did that with poodles and some other small breeds of dogs to the detriment of the breed.
post #8 of 12
I dont agree with the tea cup persians, anymore than I agree with the extreme pekes. But...all of that aside. there are some breeds that naturally are smaller, just like there are some that are bigger.
post #9 of 12
I'm not saying I agree with the Tea Cup Persians, although I wold imagine they are adorable. I also didn't say they were accepted by any of the cat associatons although the website I checked ot said they were accepted by some Association that I've never heard of- I think it was CCF or CCA

I was just answering the poster who was basically asking if these mini Persians existed. They do exist, even though I'd call them more of a designer breed than a legit breed.
post #10 of 12
Ohhh I thought you were talking about the singapura as not being accepted
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Ohhh I thought you were talking about the singapura as not being accepted
It was my fault that I confused you. The way I "Quoted" it, it does look like I might have been talking about Singapura's. No, I know Singapura's are accepted everywhere. They are also one of my favourite breeds of cat.
post #12 of 12
I think I might have to check out the Signapuras.
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