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post #1 of 17
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Hi, my name is Brian, my girlfriend found this cat last night, and we decided to keep her since we have two cats already. Her name is Marley, and we have no idea what her age, breed, or anything is. If you can tell us anything about her based on these pictures, it would be very helpful.

Thanks
Brian.



post #2 of 17
What a cool cat! She looks part Scottish fold.
http://www.thecatsite.com/Breeds/63/...Fold-Cats.html
post #3 of 17
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I think you might be right about her being part Scottish fold. I read the breed characteristics and she fits a lot of them, then again she may just be acting differently because she's underweight and weak. She's a really loving cat. She doesn't seem scared of us at all, and she's eating well. She even slept beside us last night, and hasn't hid from me yet. I think we've found a great cat.
post #4 of 17
I think you have too. It is a unique cat too.
She sounds like a love already. Have your other cats been okay with her?
post #5 of 17
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Marley has hissed at both of our other cats, but there hasn't been any fighting between them. One of my cats, Twinkle, seems to like her a bit and was sleeping 2 feet from her, but the other, Roxie, is scared and can barely stand to be in the same room. I'll keep watching them, but there hasn't been any fighting yet, so I think that's a good sign.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
What a cool cat! She looks part Scottish fold.
http://www.thecatsite.com/Breeds/63/...Fold-Cats.html
i would say american curl, myself!
she's very pretty, too!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i would say american curl, myself!
she's very pretty, too!
I didn't think of that one. I could see it. If you were into showing cats you could totally show her.
post #8 of 17
I though AC too, have you taken her to the vets to be scanned for a microchip? She could be someone's beloved pet who is lost.
post #9 of 17
If those ears curl backwards, its American Curl. A Scottish Fold will have folded ears to the inside. Looks like a Curl to me - Blue Lynx Point (color). I agree, this cat may be microchipped - its not a stray. Curls come in long and shorthair versions. The longhair seems to be more popular (in the show ring) then shorthairs.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
I though AC too, have you taken her to the vets to be scanned for a microchip? She could be someone's beloved pet who is lost.
No, we haven't yet, we found her last night. Is it okay for us to leave Marley with the other cats while we are gone for a few hours? Marley and our other cat, Roxie have hissing wars but other than that they seem okay.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
If those ears curl backwards, its American Curl. A Scottish Fold will have folded ears to the inside. Looks like a Curl to me - Blue Lynx Point (color). I agree, this cat may be microchipped - its not a stray.
One of my other cats is microchipped, and you can feel it through her scruff, but I've felt Marley for one several times and I can't seem to detect anything, but when we take her in for a check up, we'll ask about the possibility of her having a microchip.
post #12 of 17
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I didn't think of that one. I could see it. If you were into showing cats you could totally show her.
Haha, I don't think we'd ever show our cats. They're all just companions to us.
post #13 of 17
She does look American Curl but I believe those curled back ears are a natural mutation in domestics so is also a possibitlity it is not purebred. I do not know anything about the standard of that breed so I cannot honestly tell if it is a purebred curl or just a mutation.

I would definately get her scanned for a chip (most chips you cannot feel) and also call local shelters and file a report that she was found. I also would put found ads in the local papers.
post #14 of 17
She is an American Curl (though there are some cases of other curled ear cats in the US with no known Curl ancestors, I'd just go ahead and say she's American Curl).

She has lovely blue eyes...but would not be show quality...which matters not a whit re enjoying her company

Curls in this color pattern are still fairly rare (and this is my preferred color pattern for them...I was lucky enough to have Curls in colorpoint - lilac, blue, seal, cream and chocolate).

I've had Curls since 1986...adore this breed
post #15 of 17
Did you shave her after you found her? If not, she looks like she was shaved by her owner, and in that case, would indicate she's a lost pet
post #16 of 17
I would not let her interact with your cats until she is tested at least. She may also have fleas, worms, etc...

I would take her to the vet asap, have all that done, check her for a microchip too. Are her ears naturally like that or are they crumpled and hard like something is wrong such as earmites, infection or fighting wounds?

She is beautiful though. I wonder if someone has lost her? Have you tried looking in the lost and found?
post #17 of 17
Never mix a stray cat with your own cats, especially if they are indoor-only. This cat needs to be isolated for a couple of weeks to make certain she doesn't have anything contagious that could be passed onto your own cats. Have her tested for FIV/FeLV and deworm her even is she isn't showing signs of worms. Cats under stress can develop a URI very easily and can take a few days before symptoms develop.

If she isn't microchipped, I would still check all the local shelters/rescues and vets to see if anyone is looking for her. If she is a purebred AC, then she's most likely someone's lost pet as this breed is not common.

Female cats tend not to wander far from home, especially if she's spayed. That needs to be checked by a vet as well as you don't want any surprises. If she is spayed, then her home could be within a few miles of where she was found.
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