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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Is there such a thing as a pointed cat that is not a purebred? Will you be able to tell when they are a kitten or will the points only come out later?
post #2 of 21
I'm not a cat expert, so I'll be sure to only say what I know... yes, moggies can be pointed. I knew a beautiful blue-point mixed breed named Hermie. Unfortunately, he had kidney problems and passed on a few years back.
I think pointed cats are usually born mostly white, but having never seen a very young pointed kitten in person, I'm keeping my mouth zipped on this one and waiting for those in the know to say something.
post #3 of 21
Yup, I have two pointed moggies.
One born in a feral colony to a black & white mom, the other born to a former feral, who was a tabby.

You'd be able to tell at a pretty young age if a kitten is pointed or not.

Got pics?
post #4 of 21
As soon as they start cooling off.
The coloring is related to temperature, right? Warm areas are light or white, cool areas turn dark and continue to darken/spread with age?
post #5 of 21
Correct
Depending on point color though, it can be noticable within a week of birth for dark points, later before light points are noticed.
And with tabby point moggies, I've seen them stay a creamy white with no points until they were 5-6 weeks old.
post #6 of 21
Lynx points are pretty.
So, are the two in your siggy (Ivory and Cassi) the pointed cats you were talking about?
post #7 of 21
Yes, my pretty girls
post #8 of 21
Cassi looks just like a (rather cranky!) Siamese I know.
Spaz, by the way, is gorgeous as well. The tortie coat brings out her green eyes.
post #9 of 21
In person, Cassi actually resembles a Tonkinese, she's not cranky though, she's a bit shy, but a real lovebug.
Spaz, is a cranky old drama queen
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
This kitty is a siamese mix. Its hard to tell anything about her because its a bad picture. Does the red eye give me a hope for blue eyes? http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=7699816
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by SSmith0385 View Post
This kitty is a siamese mix. Its hard to tell anything about her because its a bad picture. Does the red eye give me a hope for blue eyes? http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=7699816
I'm not an expert but I would call that kitty a lynx point...and very pretty too. Yes, blue eyes look red with the flash. Between that and her coloring, they eyes are almost certainly blue.

My Leopold's mom was black, and his brothers and sisters were too. His points came in at about 5 weeks or so.

Junior, my tabby had a seal pointed littermate. Her points showed early on, I'd say 3 weeks at the latest. Their mom was a tabby.
post #12 of 21
Yes, blue eyes reflect red, other color eyes reflect gold or green.
Rose is a lynx, or tabby point.
post #13 of 21
Oh, Rose is beautiful! Is she yours yet, or are you just thinking about her?
post #14 of 21
The flash may be washing out some of her color. Her tail appears darker. Could you email the org and asked for another photo? Or just go see her?

She is lovely no matter what - looks like she would love to have a home with you

My Seb's beautiful blue eyes are always red in photos.
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
I wish I could just go see her! I am finishing my law school finals here in Virgina. She is at a rescue back home in Jacksonville. I did email the org but no response yet. Hopefully she gets adopted before I move home in a few weeks (as I'm sure she needs a home!) BUT if not I'm hoping to adopt her!
post #16 of 21
Her face is really Siamese shaped. She is very pretty.
post #17 of 21
My Sheba was a very small silver tabby with a siamese type face-her only litter she had a kitten that was white when born but the colors started turning to more points (plus blue eyes).
post #18 of 21
You've already had great info. on how pointed kittens color up and when etc., so I'll just say...let's hear it for lovely pointed moggies!! Of which Frankie is one
post #19 of 21
Sure there are pointed moggies - pointed is just a coat pattern, like tabby is. It is recessive - so both parents have to carry the pointed gene.

And if you have a colored mother and father and you get an all white kitten, that kitten will turn out to be pointed. All pointed kittens are born white - the point color comes in at about 3-4 weeks old and gets darker as they get older.
post #20 of 21
A beautiful feral that I tamed a couple of years ago when he was already several months old, doing his squinty face. He had pretty sky blue eyes. I'm not sure if he would be considered a flame point since he wasn't very dark.

Sadly he ran off after his neutering. Though interestingly enough a few months ago I saw someone infront of a nearby home holding a big male that looked a lot like him, easily within walking distance for a cat so I wonder if he found a new home.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
A beautiful feral that I tamed a couple of years ago when he was already several months old, doing his squinty face. He had pretty sky blue eyes. I'm not sure if he would be considered a flame point since he wasn't very dark.

Sadly he ran off after his neutering. Though interestingly enough a few months ago I saw someone infront of a nearby home holding a big male that looked a lot like him, easily within walking distance for a cat so I wonder if he found a new home.
He's very handsome. I'm sorry to hear that he disappeared.
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