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What Kind of Cat Do I Have?

post #1 of 22
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I have researched may differant breeds and am yet to see anything that really resembles my cat. I know he has to have some kind of American Wirehair in him but where do the white circles come from?

Will somone be kind enough to tell me what kind of cat i have?

post #2 of 22
He's absolutely stunning, but I believe he is a blue classic tabby... but I get my tabbies confused sometimes. He seems to have some of the more rounded breeds in him, like the American Shorthair... he really is gorgeous!

On second thought, he looks tall... could just be the camera angle. He's still handsome! Pretty coat.
post #3 of 22
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Well, thank you! I will look that up. He is quite the opposite. His leggs are short and squatty but his body is very long and lean. Would another picture help?
post #4 of 22
Pictures are worth a 1000 words

He is lovely ... he looks like a blue tabby to me
post #5 of 22
Very very stricking pale color blue classic tabby. Purebred breeders would die to get that pattern/color on their cats He's a DSH - probably a lot of American SH in the background, but some mix too.

Wirehair would have a crinkle/rough type of coat - he's got a nice smooth coat.

The "white" circles are the paler outlines forming the classic tabby pattern.

Where in the heck did you get him????
post #6 of 22
He has beautiful markings! Lovely clarity between the different shades that make up his tabby pattern I can't help with determining if he has any particular breed as part of his ancestry, but I just wanted to chime in and admire his beauty
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Very very stricking pale color blue classic tabby. Purebred breeders would die to get that pattern/color on their cats He's a DSH - probably a lot of American SH in the background, but some mix too.
Even if he is a taller less cobby cat, his fur sure is dense and shiny like an American Shorthair! I guess another picture would help. Maybe of his face, too?
post #8 of 22
I agree, would love to see his face
post #9 of 22
Oh my goodness, what a pretty boy! The color is really amazing. . . His face looks rather round from this angle, I can see the American Shorthair in him too. What's his name?
post #10 of 22
He is just beautiful! I hope you will post some more pictures!
post #11 of 22
My goodness, what a beauty!!!! I love his classic tabby pattern--it's very ragged-looking, quite attractive. I've never seen the pattern look quite like that before.

Anyhow.. his coloring is blue classic tabby with white. I don't know about breed--that's something for the experienced people here to tell you--but he's gorgeous, whatever he is.
post #12 of 22
What a beautiful boy!
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Very very stricking pale color blue classic tabby. Purebred breeders would die to get that pattern/color on their cats He's a DSH - probably a lot of American SH in the background, but some mix too.

Wirehair would have a crinkle/rough type of coat - he's got a nice smooth coat.

The "white" circles are the paler outlines forming the classic tabby pattern.

Where in the heck did you get him????

So would you say his pattern and color is pretty rare. He stuck out to me above all other cats that i saw that day. I found him at my local SPCA in McKinney Texas. I live in Dallas and it was about a 20 minute drive but well worth it.

They have a wonderful website with pictures and bios and everything. I was originally looking for a Russian Blue but found him instead. I am very happy with my choice.
post #14 of 22
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He is kind of a scruffy little guy but i think its cute.
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post #16 of 22
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This is him about three weeks later. I have been trying to plump him up as you can see. He likes to lay around and be silly when im on the computer.

Notice the markings on his leggs. Its kind of a tiger camoflauge.? I call it urban camo.

post #17 of 22
His pattern itself is not rare. "Classic" tabby patterns are all over the place. However, the way his pattern is expressed (the jagged, harsh edges) is. I also believe having a grey classic isn't common--I've never actually seen one before.

Think of it this way... Blond hair is fairly common. Extremely curly (kinky) hair isn't. And having darker skin with blond hair isn't. Just to put in a human perspective.
post #18 of 22
Its only jagged on the edges cause of the white from the belly

But the color/pattern is not really rare. Just that you usually only see that clarity in purebreds. Most DSH's are kinda pale, mismarked; but once in awhile you have a very stricking "purebred" type of pattern.

One bicolor I owned, Muffin, was a perfect 50/50 split on color. I had many American SH breeders that commented on her pattern and how "ideal" it was for the standard; but Muffin was mixed and spayed.

Almost got to adopt a VERY stricking red classic tabby/white DSH. Even in purebreds you don't always get a nice clear, deep color/markings.

You might think about showing him in one of the associations in the household pet classes (as long as he's neutered and not declawed). I'm sure he would do well
post #19 of 22
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I was thinking more along the lines of the first cat in space. Hehe, ive been prepping him for intergalactic travel. Thank you guys/gals for your help.
post #20 of 22
He sure does have the most beautiful marking!! Gorgeous!
post #21 of 22
blue marble tabby??? whatever its called, he is Beautifull!!
post #22 of 22
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I was thinking more along the lines of the first cat in space. Hehe, ive been prepping him for intergalactic travel. Thank you guys/gals for your help.
Yeah I think intergalactic travel sounds much better for him! I can imagine him with a little space suit on

He's a gorgeous kitty - and I LOVE his belly - it looks so soft and cuddleable!
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