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post #1 of 11
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How in the world do you determine the sex of a kitten when it's only a few days old??

I've tried, but they're so itty bitty! I know a lot of you have been able to tell just what sex your babies are, b/c you mention if they're a male or female. I guess y'all are smarter than me!

Just how can you tell??

~KK~
post #2 of 11
The kittens in these photos may be a little older than your babies, but perhaps seeing this resource might be helpful to you.
post #3 of 11
Don't feel bad about not recognizing the differences. I have had kittens and cats all my life and a year and a half ago, we got two kittens from the same litter. The owner had 7 babies and they all looked the same, so he wasn't really much help either LOL (got them from the newspaper) Anyways, we thought we had Ferd and Marie. Took them to the vet and wow, we were surprised to find that Marie was really a Murray. They were 10 weeks old at that time, and it even stumped me. I was so embarassed. Don't feel bad, you'll find out sooner or later

Susan
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
The kittens in these photos may be a little older than your babies, but perhaps seeing this resource might be helpful to you.
Ha I thought those photos were the opposite sex than they really were. I leave sexing babies to the professionals lmao.
post #5 of 11
This website has newborn pics to compare
http://www.siameseplanet.co.uk/kitten_sexing.htm

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I leave sexing babies to the professionals lmao.
I've heard of them making mistakes too
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
This website has newborn pics to compare
http://www.siameseplanet.co.uk/kitten_sexing.htm



I've heard of them making mistakes too
Especially our local animal shelter. I've had a boy and a girl that was supposed to be 2 girls and read on Craigslist all the time about the shelter mis-sexing their babies.
post #7 of 11
Sometimes its hard (I've been fooled before and I bred pedigree rexes).

Usually I first go by the color of the kitten. Most all torties/calicos will be females so that will help. And because I know a little genetics and knew what colors to expect from the breeding, I knew which could be male/female or ones I'd have to check.

If you tell me the color of mom and what you think dad is, I can help you a little.

Also when you look under the tail, males will have 2 dots and the females will have a dot and a slit - sorta like an upside down exclamation point.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for posting those links, peeps! They helped!

I took another peek at the babies after looking at the photos, and I THINK there are 3 males and 1 female.


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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post

If you tell me the color of mom and what you think dad is, I can help you a little.


Momma is all black, and I believe the Daddy is either a gray-striped tabby, OR, a gray-striped tabby with white markings. Judging by the markings of two of the kittens, I think the Daddy is the one with the white markings, b/c two of the babies who also have striped markings, have a little bit of white on them too. The other two babies are all black - just like their Momma (they even have her stubby tail, which I believe is some kind of genetic inheritance).

I hope that helps! Thanks, GoldenKitty!

~KK~
post #9 of 11
You know, my mother was infallible on sexing kittens, and I have never seen the difficulty about it.
post #10 of 11
With black/blue colors its not sex linked and therefore can be either/or - shame that dad was not a red boy cause you'd get a tortie/calico and then could do better comparison. If the pictures don't help you out, you may have to take them to the vet for first shots and get them sexed then
post #11 of 11
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I took another peek at the babies after looking at the photos, and I THINK there are 3 males and 1 female.

Well, I stand corrected. After taking another look at the kittens, there are actually 3 females, and 1 male. I was actually thinking in the opposite direction when I checked them last night..

In my own self-defense, this is my first time being a grand-meowmy. So I guess I'm allowed to make some mistakes.

~KK~
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