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What kind of cat is this

post #1 of 12
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I'm getting married and found this picture of a gold cat (the one on the top of the page) while looking around on a wedding photographer's site ...

http://www.becauseyoulove.com/weddin.../extra-110.htm

I found my cat as a stray many years ago and could never really decide what kind of cat she is based on the books. This gold cat looks almost exactly like it!!

Does anyone know what kind of cat it is, or mix it might be?
post #2 of 12
I'm no expert, but maybe maincoon, turkish angora, or siberian? I know that many turks have odd-eyes (1 blue, 1 other).

Art
post #3 of 12
It's an orange tabby - but with blue eyes - others here are much more well versed in cat breeds and genetics than me, but it would have to have some Siamese genes somewhere.... b/c of the blue eyes.
post #4 of 12
That's an orange tabby, and appears to be long haired. I had one just like him years ago. Well... actually my daughter had one and when she moved to California I inherited him. He was a nice cat!
post #5 of 12
Its a red tabby and white - look a little maine coon looking but its also an odd-eye. That's pretty rare. I had an odd-eye black and white and I know that Japanese Bobtails can have odd-eyes in all the colors.

But the color is red tabby
post #6 of 12
The odd-eye comes as a result of the dominant white spotting S gene. Notice how the golden cat has a white bib? This means he has a copy of the gene and it has effected the color distribution in the eyes. Since Japanese Bobtails, Turkish Angoras, and Turkish Vans all come in colors that present the white spotting gene, any of these cats can have blue eyes, golden eyes, or one eye of each color.
post #7 of 12
Ferris I understand that, but if that were true, then you would have a heck of a lot more of odd-eye bicolors or tabby/whites. They are pretty rare. Most have gold or gold-green eye color.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
This is so funny!!

I love you all for helping me with this. I've learned much about different cats and done lots of reading and searching on google images about the different cats you mentioned.

Thank you!!!!!

Now you see why I'm so confused.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Ferris I understand that, but if that were true, then you would have a heck of a lot more of odd-eye bicolors or tabby/whites. They are pretty rare. Most have gold or gold-green eye color.
LOL, GK, I would have assumed you knew, but just in case the OP didn't I always find the genetics rather interesting Probably having two copies of the S gene makes it that much more likely to effect the color of the eye.

A little OT, but I've been looking at a lot of Turkish cat websites lately and all of them seem to heavily feature Persians and odd-eyed cats. The odd-eyed cats seem to be every desirable over there, so I must be getting a bit of an odd-eyed overdose these days!
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
I do not understand?

Are you all saying that if a main coon cat with green eyes mates with an angora cat with blue and gold eyes then you can get a cat that looks like a main coon and has blue and gold eyes?

Thanks
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by jennifer100 View Post
I do not understand?

Are you all saying that if a main coon cat with green eyes mates with an angora cat with blue and gold eyes then you can get a cat that looks like a main coon and has blue and gold eyes?

Thanks
You can probably produce an odd eyed purebred Maine Coon by mating two Maine Coons with white spotting with each other (if you try long enogh). It's not highly likely unless but it's possible. Theoretically any cat with white spotting can become odd eyed, it's just very unlikely and since it's not inherited in a simple matter it's very hard to specialize in odd eyes.
post #12 of 12
wow.. that is a very pretty cat
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