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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Everyone.. Introducing, for your pleasure and approval...

Bastet Otep, but we call him bastet for short. ;-)





Now.. if I could ask you all a question. ;-).. And I didn't see a forum specifically for this, but here goes.

What kind of cat is he?

Our newest Vet has, correctly I hope, identified him as a Mau.

The above picture does not show his spots very well, but they are there, and there are plenty of them, trust me. ;-)

From doing some reading on the net, he's got a lot of Mau characteristics, such as the temperment, the speed (He tears through the house at mach when chasing anything), He's got the "mascara" around the eyes that the Mau's have, he has the banded tail and legs that mau's have... etc etc.. I'll see if I can't find some better pictures of him.. But could anyone off the top say if it's even possible that he's a mau?


Here's a slightly better picture:

Full Sized: Warning: 2048x1536 image
Many Thanks. ;-)
Bastet's Humble Servant.
post #2 of 25
Hello and welcome to TCS. Someone will be around shortly to help answer your question..I am not sure what breed he is. Thanks for the pictures..your kitties are lovely.
post #3 of 25
Welcome to TCS!

Your kitties are adorable. He almost looks like some kind of tabby.. but I could be wrong. I'm sure someone will have an answer for you soon.

See you around the forums!
post #4 of 25
Hi welcome to TCS! Your babies are adorable!
post #5 of 25
I'm deffinetly not a cat expert but he looks like a bengali to me, we recently got a part bengali cat and the spots do look similar, try googling bengali images and see what u think

Hope this helps cos had quick browse on google and tbh the mau and bengali look v similar to me, maybe i got the wrong piccys, anyways this is ours that we're certain is part bengali: (first time at pics so hope their out ok)


post #6 of 25
hello and a warm welcome to you and your adorable fur-family, and yes we certainly approve

Theres lots to do and see, it soon becomes a bit of an addiction, but don't worry you are in good company

Glad you dropped in to join us and keep those photos coming, we just love photos too
post #7 of 25
Just wanted to welcome you to TCS. You might want to post a pic of Bastet in the breeders section and ask them ..... Breeders Corner

He is soooooooooo adorable and I love the smile on his face. Are the kitties in the 2nd pic your cats too?
post #8 of 25
Hi and welcome to TCS

I have no idea what breed he may be, but he sure is cute.
post #9 of 25
Hello and Welcome to TCS! Glad you could join us today
post #10 of 25
Could be. Nice spots. Has that "Mau" look to his head. He looks very pleased with himself (as well he should). He's a regal looking cat, in any case.

Mirage
post #11 of 25
I don't know what kind of cat he is but he is precious! Welcome Bastet and Bastet's Humble Servant.
post #12 of 25
unless you have papers/lineage for him, he's a domestic shorthair. may look like a Mau, may even have some of the genes for one... but wouldn't be called one. i'd call him a DSH black spotted tabby. there's a great link about tabby patterns here.
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the kind words and warm welcome.

Yes.. All 4 of them are family members, all 100% indoor cats.

Here they are in order that we got them (all 3 Rescue's, 1 adopted)

1: Angel. Rescue.
We had to bottle feed him forumla until he was old enough to eat solo. The only survivor of his liter, abandoned by mom. ;-(




Next is:
2: Amber. Another rescue cat. Sort of. She followed us home on a halloween and just never left. Her elevator dosent go all the way up, and shes a polydactyl.



Next... Presenting B.K. (Originally Baby Kitty, so named by our daughter, but now... BK == Big kitty). Again, a rescue kitty.


And finally, a different shot of Bastet. ;-) (the only "adopted" cat of the bunch)
post #14 of 25
Im not sure about the breed but your cats are gorgeous and welcome to TCS! Love your poly I have one myself... Yay to the poly's!!!!!!!


post #15 of 25
Awwwwww they are all so adorable
post #16 of 25
Hi and welcome to TCS! Your furbabies are adorable!

I was wondering, what exactly does this mean? I could be just dense.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weirdire View Post
Her elevator dosent go all the way up, and shes a polydactyl.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Let's see.


Her engine isn't firing on all cylinders.
Her lights are on, but everyones on vacation.
A few cards short of a full deck, etc etc. ;-)


Sweet, adorable... but you can almost see a painful expression on her face when she gets an original thought. ;-)
post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weirdire View Post
Let's see.


Her engine isn't firing on all cylinders.
Her lights are on, but everyones on vacation.
A few cards short of a full deck, etc etc. ;-)


Sweet, adorable... but you can almost see a painful expression on her face when she gets an original thought. ;-)
LMAO too funny! I think it is a poly thing! My Tiger is the same way!
post #19 of 25
Your babies are adorable

post #20 of 25
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your gorgeous fur -family to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions
post #21 of 25
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #22 of 25


Enjoy TCS! Your furbabies are lovely
post #23 of 25
Hi

I have a cat that isn't too bright as well, she got stuck up a tree in the garden for two days and had to be rescued

post #24 of 25

(2 boys are missing from the above pic)

This is such a great site, everyone here is so nice! Also this site can be very helpful and informative too

Anywho...O my What gorgeous kitties u have there! I cant wait to see more pics We just pics here!

Well see u on the forums
post #25 of 25
Hi and welcome to TCS! It's great that you've joined us!

If you have any questions as you find your way around the site, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.
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