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post #1 of 7
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Hey everyone,

I'm Tiffany, and I'm new this site. I currently live in Tallahassee FL, and I've been on the search for a feline friend - for me, and also for my 4 year old female Russian Blue. After several months, I came across these little darlings last night, via petfinder.com







There's a total of five of these kittens, and the foster mom says they are longhair mixes. I have seen pictures of their mama, and I think she's more of a medium hair mix. She was found as a pregnant stray, so I'm assuming there's a good chance she mated with a shorthair

I'm really, really interested in one of the all grey kittens but I'm wondering: Is there any way I can tell how long their fur will grow to be even if they're so young? I do not mind a mediumhair cat, and I've already bought plenty of nice brushes, shampoo, etc in preparation for a kitten. However, the shorter the hair the better! Is there any way to tell the approximate "fur length" of such young ones? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 7
This kitten looks like it is about 3 weeks old? It's sometimes very hard to tell at that age cause they still have so much peach fuzz. But if I were to guess, this kitten looks like it will be short hair. The peach fuzz on med-long haired kittens tends to be much more unruley. I called my (medium haired) Muddy "Don King" at that age because of the way the hair stuck up on the top of his head (no offense to Don King intended). Imagine this kitten with another 1/2" of hair sticking straight up.

And sometimes they get bigger and just completely fool you. Very cute kitten, and I hope you have success with adopting fuzzy one!!
post #3 of 7
Those kittens look short haired to me, all long haired kittens I have seen have had much longer fur.Good luck finding the purrfect kitten
post #4 of 7
Yeah I'm thinking short hair from this pictures.

I have 5 almost 4 week old kittens and have been trying to decipher hair length two are very obvious the other 3 seem they could go either way--perhaps medium hairs like my two boys.

Leslie
post #5 of 7
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Thanks for such quick responses. One of these little guys seems like they're going to make a home with me... they've got a REALLY good foster home who keeps in touch with me, are still being reared by their mama, and I just have a much, much better feeling about knowing what kitten I'll have weeks before I get it - unlike most of the local shelters here. I'll be happy with whatever the little furball grows up to be, but it'd be NICE if the gray one I want stayed shorthair and resembled a Russian Blue, my fave!
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Originally Posted by misstiffany View Post
but it'd be NICE if the gray one I want stayed shorthair and resembled a Russian Blue, my fave!
Ah, yes, I suspected this was the point behind your questions!

Now, RUS are shorthair, but not so very shorthair as some other shorthair. Especielly on belly and the behind they can have some quite some fur.
My Muskis for example is rather longhaired for being an exemplary russian blue.

So dont be afraid even if their fur IS a little longer...


Welcome to this site and good luck!


Stefan
proud Dad of Muskis and Vagis, two russian blue, happy ex studs.
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Now, RUS are shorthair, but not so very shorthair as some other shorthair.
That was very funny!
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