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can you tell me what breed my kitten is????

post #1 of 14
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Hi peeps can anyone have a look at my kitten and tell me what breed she is? shes grey but has what looks like identicle parrallel spots on her back and stripes on her legs they are faint at the moment but she still has her kitten fluff.. she also has a lighter area of grey fur on and around her nose and mouth...i woul ad a pic but i dont know how to on this site if sumone could let me know that'd be great
thanks
post #2 of 14
If she is not a registered pedigreed cat, then I would say a domestic shorthair. You can't tell cat's breed by it's colour/markings. (outcluding few exceptions).
post #3 of 14
She sounds like a blue domestic shorthair, as you didn't mention if she had long hair or not. The stripes are ghost tabby markings, and they tend to fade as a blue cat gets older.
post #4 of 14
She sounds to me like she might be pointed, perhaps a lynx point. If you have your pictures on some picture hosting site such as photobucket or flickr, you can link to them here.
post #5 of 14
Blue (grey) is the dilute of black. And many solid blue cats will have ghost tabby markings on the legs and tail as babies. Its very evident in Russian Blue kittens! Since I believe every cat is really a tabby of some sort genetically, you never really get rid of those ghost tabby markings on "solid" cats.

Even black cats in the right lighting will show a little ghost tabby markings.

I'm sure you have a cute little Blue domestic shorthair kitten and not a breed of any one sort.
post #6 of 14
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Since I believe every cat is really a tabby of some sort genetically, you never really get rid of those ghost tabby markings on "solid" cats.

Even black cats in the right lighting will show a little ghost tabby markings.
Totally agree with you on that. The Smoke Mau is genetically a black cat with the silver inhibitor gene. Some are so bright, you can see their spots from across the room. Without a doubt, the pattern is there. What more proof would your theory need?
post #7 of 14
In the case with the Oci's - the parent breeds were Aby and Siamese. Since neither of them normally show tabby markings, we really don't know WHERE the spotted tabby came from.

Abys are ticked tabbies - not spotted. But some of the early Siamese show a "spotted" type of tabby pattern on their bodies as they get darker with age - so maybe the Siamese are "spotted tabbies". We probably will never really know where that spotted tabby gene came from ( has to be one or the other, as the Silver Tabby ASH was used in the program later to pick up the silver gene).
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Blue (grey) is the dilute of black. And many solid blue cats will have ghost tabby markings on the legs and tail as babies. Its very evident in Russian Blue kittens! Since I believe every cat is really a tabby of some sort genetically, you never really get rid of those ghost tabby markings on "solid" cats.

Even black cats in the right lighting will show a little ghost tabby markings.

I'm sure you have a cute little Blue domestic shorthair kitten and not a breed of any one sort.
Yes, my kitten Squeak is black, and she has ghost tabby markings in the light. She also has a little tuft of white fur on her lower belly. She's all dressed and ready for Halloween!
post #9 of 14
Those of you with the black or black/white cats - just remember to keep them inside the house end of next month. We lock our cats in the basement during the time the kids are trick or treating so no one accidently gets outside. They normally don't try to anyway, but just for safety reasons.

Many many black cats "disappear" from mid to end of October - and not for any good reasons too!
post #10 of 14
Many rescues won't adopt out black cats around Halloween.
post #11 of 14
I can't figure out how to put pic up myself nor the breed of my kitten..I took a look at it's n she or he is adorable
post #12 of 14
Holly, the kitten in your profile pic is a tortoiseshell domestic shorthair. smile.gif
post #13 of 14
Ty for helping me out..I couldn't figure out what type,she was:)
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