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post #31 of 53
i tried to find a toyger breeder in the uk and only found one.

i would love to own a toyger one day but doubt i'll have the oppotunity. even if i could find a breeder as the breed is still being developed i doubt i'd be able to find one that looked like a tiger and if i did it would be unfair for me to neuter it as they are trying so hard to perfect this breed.

maybe i'll become a toyger breeder when i get my lottery win.....
post #32 of 53
Don't get me wrong..it's s pretty cat. But other than it's coloration...what makes it so special??

Katie
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Don't get me wrong..it's s pretty cat. But other than it's coloration...what makes it so special??

Katie
it plays on our vanity, the idea of possessing a tiny tiger.

they are still working on the tempement even so i think for now i'll stick to my moggies
post #34 of 53
OK, for my edification, WHAT is a moggie? I keep seeing that word, but i haven't been able to figure it out yet. . .

Thx!
post #35 of 53
like a mongrel but a cat version. mixed breed/ not a pedigree
post #36 of 53
Gotcha, just like ALL of my furballs!! (Would be an insult to call 'em mutts, wouldn't it? )
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Don't get me wrong..it's s pretty cat. But other than it's coloration...what makes it so special??

Katie
Well they are rather striking so far. They should have whited tummies (very hard to get they are still trying to develop this trait in the bengal breed).
They are very roufsed (orange or reddish coloration and is something very desired in a bengal ) Thier stripes are thicker and some even have rosetted stripes! They are glittered like the bengal which is very different then a regualr domestic. Someone in another post mentioned ears. The ears on a bengal cat should be smaller and more rounded as well and that is something they are trying to develop as well. The Asian Lepoard cat has ears like that so they would breed only the offspring that has the trait/traits they wanted. The jaw on the toyger should be more pronounced and square like a tiger and if they can develop the occelli on the backs of the ears that would be awesome! However bengal breeders are trying to develop that in the bengal but so far not very successful developing the occelli in the SBT generation of bengal cats. They probably like water like bengals too I would think.
I think toygers are very unique and beautiful and I think it will be a long time before the traits they want in a toyger will be close to what they are aiming for.
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn
Gotcha, just like ALL of my furballs!! (Would be an insult to call 'em mutts, wouldn't it? )
would you believe that moggy is the breed my cats listed as on her pet insurance?! it was already there i just had to tick the box
post #39 of 53
Just to give some more Toyger pictures for folks to appreciate. This is Eeyaa Abracadabra. http://www.geocities.com/white_toyger/Kirace.html
post #40 of 53
No question - Toygers are beautiful cats. I suppose the "wild side" of us all would love to own one or two, but I think I'll be happy with my Bengal Boys for now
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by White_Toyger
Just to give some more Toyger pictures for folks to appreciate. This is Eeyaa Abracadabra. http://www.geocities.com/white_toyger/Kirace.html
Are you the breeder of this one? Wow I even see that this cat has chevrons starting on its forehead!
post #42 of 53
I think toygers are very unique and beautiful and I think it will be a long time before the traits they want in a toyger will be close to what they are aiming for.

This is what worries me when they 'develop' new breeds - what happens to all the cats that dont have the required traits? There are enough cats needing homes at the moment.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn
OK, for my edification, WHAT is a moggie? I keep seeing that word, but i haven't been able to figure it out yet. . .

Thx!
A moggie is a DOMESTIC cat either shorthair or longhair. NOT a mixed breed.
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Don't get me wrong..it's s pretty cat. But other than it's coloration...what makes it so special??

Katie
I agree Katie. Do we really need another "wild domesticated cat"?

Nope
post #45 of 53
Heres my toyger Festus showing off her reddish orangish color!

Grrr-owwl!

And Garfield is the toyger missing its black stripes!


I remember looking at them as kittens, and thinking that if they could somehow be bred to have his orange stripes and her black spots/stripes, the babies would look like little tigers.

Of course, since they are both speutered... But I do see the appeal of a flashy looking little tiger cat. Hopefully they speuter and rehome the kits who don't turn out looking enough like little tigers!
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I agree Katie. Do we really need another "wild domesticated cat"?

Nope
Now that's not fair. This is quite an undertaking. If you learn about what they are trying to develop in this breed you will see that if they suceed it will be an awesome breed! I mean do we really need more persians? It depends on who you ask. Those that love persians would say yes. If you ask those who love cats that look wild even though they are not they would definately say yes that we need more "wild looking domestic cats"!
post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by booktigger
I think toygers are very unique and beautiful and I think it will be a long time before the traits they want in a toyger will be close to what they are aiming for.

This is what worries me when they 'develop' new breeds - what happens to all the cats that dont have the required traits? There are enough cats needing homes at the moment.
Well I don't think they have any problems finding homes for those that don't meet thier breeding expectations. I would definately take one!
post #48 of 53
Oh my gosh Garfield looks exactly like my Dunkin except, I put eyebrows on Dunkin he never leaves me alone when I am outting on my makeup


post #49 of 53
I think this breed has alot of potential. and they are not just breeding to breed either from the research i have done. they do s/n and rehome those who do not meet the standard they are trying to achive. which is good and responsible of them.

I know I sure wouldnt mind having a S/N Toyger in my home.
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by halfpint
Oh my gosh Garfield looks exactly like my Dunkin except, I put eyebrows on Dunkin he never leaves me alone when I am outting on my makeup
That is too funny! I don't even put makeup on myself, and certainly don't have time to "do" Garfield's face! I have used under eye cream on his nose when it looked dry, though!
post #51 of 53
I put makeup on him all the time, just eyebrows and blush, he sits just as still as can be, the orange cats to me have a special sweet personality
post #52 of 53
Course we need more Persians. But the point I am trying to make is at least I'm not trying to mate Persians & Russian Blues and call them a new breed.
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Course we need more Persians. But the point I am trying to make is at least I'm not trying to mate Persians & Russian Blues and call them a new breed.
That's like comparing apples and oranges. The things they are trying to achive with this breed will take A LOT of work and it is WAY different then breeding two breeds together. Please do the research and see what they are trying to accomplish with the breed and how they are trying to accomplish it.
That's like if you wanted to breed a smash face cat (persian). You would not just take two different breeds and breed them together. You would take cats with the qualities needed to make a smashed face. then you would SLOWLY get the desired trait over many, many years and generations of very selective breeding. Now with the toyger there are LOTS of traits that they want in this cat that domestic cats do not carry. They want the "Hair ruff" around the chin. They want a face that resembles a tiger with a square jaw and rounded ears. They want rosetted stripes on the body, the orange color with whited belly and undersides.A long thick tail, And they also want chevrons on the forehead (which may be almost impossible to acheve although a few cats they have bred do show some chevrons). As you can see it's going to be a very, very long time before they even begin to get what they are hoping to get.
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