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post #1 of 15
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We are a foster home for a feral group. We currently have a mom and three babies. She was a "feral" that I fed behind where I work all last winter and then noticed her getting fat in March. We trapped her and she had 5 babies 2 weeks later. She was SO clean, prim and proper, and so beautiful that I don't believe her to be a true feral, although not a lap cat, and has a temper. She now lets us pet her, she purrs, but is still feisty. The group that helped us get her want to adopt her out as a barn cat. But I feel she is more than just the 'average' cat. We have 5 of our own so can't keep her forever. Can anyone out there look at her pics on our slideshow online and see if she is "more than your average cat"? She has a specific look, coloring, the lined eyes, and wiry short fur. Should I be looking for a specific group to help get her adopted? I don't want to make her into a barn cat if she is a specific breed and can find another home. See her in the slides at http://thekeeneys.net/node/9
Please look soon and let me know if she's more than a stray, so to speak. She will go to the barn this coming week if I can't figure out something else!!
Thanks so very much! You can also email me at skeeney@thekeeneys.net
post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
We are a foster home for a feral group. We currently have a mom and three babies. She was a "feral" that I fed behind where I work all last winter and then noticed her getting fat in March. We trapped her and she had 5 babies 2 weeks later. She was SO clean, prim and proper, and so beautiful that I don't believe her to be a true feral, although not a lap cat, and has a temper. She now lets us pet her, she purrs, but is still feisty. The group that helped us get her want to adopt her out as a barn cat. But I feel she is more than just the 'average' cat. We have 5 of our own so can't keep her forever. Can anyone out there look at her pics on our slideshow online and see if she is "more than your average cat"? She has a specific look, coloring, the lined eyes, and wiry short fur. Should I be looking for a specific group to help get her adopted? I don't want to make her into a barn cat if she is a specific breed and can find another home. See her in the slides at http://thekeeneys.net/node/9
Please look soon and let me know if she's more than a stray, so to speak. She will go to the barn this coming week if I can't figure out something else!!
Thanks so very much! You can also email me at skeeney@thekeeneys.net
post #3 of 15
No breed, but the pattern seems to be a ticked tabby. She's very pretty

She may calm down some after she's spayed, so could go to a pet home instead of a barn.
post #4 of 15
I agree, she looks very similar to my cat, Laura.
post #5 of 15
I'm certainly no expert -but she looks like a domestic shorthair brown tabby and a very pretty one at that.
post #6 of 15
If you do believe she can be made into a homecat (oh yes probably she can! most can with enough time and patience) - so the difficulty is to find a home, not to find the breed...

Rush through all your friends, relatives, work collegeues... Perhaps also your religious acquainstands, and remind them about the tale of the lost sheep and the good shephard, who although had 100 sheeps, did make himself big troubles to refind and carry back home that one lost sheep: the tale CAN be read quite literally, you know.


IF she is a breed?? Probably not, she is probably moggie, a beautiful moggie at that. Although with some good will the fur colour is of a oci-cat "natural colour" - sorry, I dont remember the proper name in english. Not all oci-cats are spotted! Some are a little puma-alike, like her.
Although I would think an oci would be more slender.
EDIT: Sorry, apparently a blackout here - it was probably ABY, ie abessynian I was thinking on...


Tx for your helping them out,

and good luck!
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by StefanZ View Post
Although with some good will the fur colour is of a oci-cat "natural colour" - sorry, I dont remember the proper name in english. Not all oci-cats are spotted! Some are a little puma-alike, like her.
Although I would think an oci would be more slender.

She is not an Ocicat. And the non-spotted you are talking about are generation 1 Abyssian x Ocicat, are ticked and look like an Aby - which this cat does not.

Ocicats are not slender, they are athletic and muscular.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
She is not an Ocicat. And the non-spotted you are talking about are generation 1 Abyssian x Ocicat, are ticked and look like an Aby - which this cat does not.

Ocicats are not slender, they are athletic and muscular.

Ah, right, ERRATA!

It is probably Aby Im thinking on!
post #9 of 15
I love that look in a cat!! Tabby? Is that the coloring/pattern? She`s super cool looking!
post #10 of 15
Like I wrote on the other forum, she is a little similiar to an Abessinian of "natural colour". I think.
post #11 of 15
She's very pretty, but she would be a domestic shorthair cat. No particular breed. But the color would be considered Brown Ticked Tabby.

Yes she does have the ticking of the Aby. Tabbies come in 4 kinds - ticked, spotted, mackerel or classic patterns.

She has the color of the more wild/ferel type of tabby cats.
post #12 of 15
I'm with Addie. Looks like a DSH brown tabby to me too.

The pics of the kittens turned me into a puddle! Sigh.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I truly appreciate all of you taking the time to read my blurb and reply. She yearns for the great outdoors, even spayed, but I wanted to make sure of her before adoption. She IS a lovely animal. Thanks again for helping this forum newbie!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
I appreciate your input and comments. She IS a lovely lady, but wants to be outside. I think we have found a good home--there is an adoption process and approval thru the group we foster for, so not a helter-skelter placement, which is good. She's doing well, we're keeping two babies, two others already placed in a big loving home together. One to go. He can stay with us until adopted.... Thanks again for reading and commenting.
SK
post #15 of 15
As long as she is spayed its ok. Some cats have to remain outside cats. It would be nice if she would accept a part time outside life (at least be brought inside at night).
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