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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
This is Niko, and he's around 6-8 months old; the shelter I rescued him from wasn't exactly sure. He's very slim/lean, long body and tail, angular face, and isn't terribly vocal unless there's food involved. The stripes on his sides are unbroken and almost perfectly vertical and evenly spaced.




I know he's a "mackerel tabby", but does anyone have any thoughts on possible breeds he may be mixed with? Mebbe he's part Abyssinian? Domestic shorthair? I just love his ears- not sure if he hasn't grown into 'em yet or he's just built that way.
post #2 of 15
Probably Oriental.
post #3 of 15
If he's got more of a slender build, then probably some oriental or siamese type may be in the background.

He is very pretty - brown mackeral tabby. I don't see Aby in him
post #4 of 15
I don't know what he is - but he is just beautiful! Congratulations on this great guy!
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
probably some oriental or siamese type may be in the background.
I don't see Aby in him
I don't see any Aby in there.
post #6 of 15
Definitely some Oriental NO Aby
post #7 of 15
He is gorgeous! *_* I love tabbies.
His face is so unusual...

I agree with what others have said so far, Oriental is probably in his heritage. Those stripes are beautiful.
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all of you for your comments and compliments... if only Niko could read, he'd get a big head. *giggles* Oh, and I know absolutely nothing about cats breeds, so the suggestion of Abyssinian was just an example and stuff.

Right now, I'm a nervous nelly, waiting to be able to pick my bubbellah up from the vet. My boy is gettin' his... 'boys' taken care of. It's an overnight stay and I miss him already. :/

By the by, besides Siamese, what are some of the other Oriental breeds out there? And it's only out of curiosity I wonder about his breed- I didn't even pick him for looks... he picked me. Totally. He's just my beautiful boy. First cat obsession, I suppose. Hee.
post #9 of 15
Oriental Shorthair is a breed that is just the same as Siamese except in colour - they come in all colours and markings including all tabby patterns, bicolour etc. Like Siamese they tend to be really quite bossy, very talkative, intelligent, athletic, and affectionate - but in a mixed breed you might not get all of these traits.

I would agree with others that looking at Niko I wouldn't mind betting he has Oriental or Siamese in his ancestry somewhere, he definitely has that long, lean, angular look to him. I'm a sucker for big ears myself (I have a Cornish Rex cross and an Oriental Shorthair) and he really is a beauty
post #10 of 15
The Oriental type of cats (long slendar body/boning) would include:

Siamese
Oriental Shorthair or Oriental Longhair
Balinese
Cornish Rex (not really oriental but built along those lines)

Here's pictures of oriental shorthairs

http://www.hobbikats.com/gallery.htm
post #11 of 15
In CFA speak....and if you are speaking of long, tubular cats....

Siamese
Colorpoint Shorthairs
Orientals
Balinese and
Javanese.
post #12 of 15
You forgot the cornies They ARE built like the orientals even if not really one.....
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
You forgot the cornies They ARE built like the orientals even if not really one.....
Built like them - true BUT completely different coats hmmmm?

Other Oriental Breeds but not long and tubular:

The Burmese (both versions)
Tiffanie
Korat
Tonkinese
Singapura
And one more like the Tiffanie but the Breed name escapes me!
post #14 of 15
DuHHHH I'm going by "breeds" that have that "oriental" type of body
post #15 of 15
Ahhh the missing breeds are of course....

Bengals and
Burmilla
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