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Determining Kittens' Sex

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
We're itching to name the kittens but first want to determine the sex so the names are appropriate I've read almost every article I can get my hands on and I'm just not sure. The orange kitten (who we were going to name Cinnamon) seems VERY obviously MALE. But I thought it was usually hard to tell with newborns. Do newborn male kittens usually have such large...ummm....you know? The other two, I'm just not sure...they don't look the same as each other, but neither of them looks like the orange one either LOL
post #2 of 19
Try this site It might help

http://vetinfo.com/csexcat.html
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ty....ummm....any idea why my one 5 day old kitten would have a set of testicles like an adult cat? ROFL Honest to god, they're HUGE.
post #4 of 19
Can you get pics? That will help anyone here help you figure it out
post #5 of 19
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I'll try to get some tomorrow Wasn't sure how people would react to my posting pics of my kitties backsides
post #6 of 19
We have all seen them Go ahead! It will make it a lot easier for everyone to help!
post #7 of 19
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BTW, I followed the links in your siggy....cool site! Making pages now
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Oooookkkkkkk......It's incredibly hard to get a clear pic of a kittens backside LOL. I don't know how much (if anything) you'll be able to tell from this but here goes (along with my predictions).

Here's the firstborn (who I think is a boy though it's hard to tell from this pic!)




Here's the second born (who I think is a girl):



And the "runt" (who I think is a girl):

post #9 of 19
First picture - Boy

Second picture - Girl

Third picture - Boy
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Can I ask how you can tell? LOL The first I have no problem with cause his testicles are quite obvious...but the other two puzzle me.
post #11 of 19
I see the testicle sack in the first and third pictures but not the second - other than that I don't know how to tell you how I can tell. LOL
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well crap LOL That 3rd kitty might not be so crazy about the name I picked
post #13 of 19
the best explanation i've ever heard for sexing kittens is this -
boys look like colons : one dot over the other
girls look like semicolons ; dot over a slit
just in case the pix don't show the real thing - i found them to fuzzy to make a call. also, ginger/red cats are usually male.
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hmmm....now I'm not sure again LOL Cajun (orange one) I have no doubt about. But the whole colon vs semi colon raises questions about the other 2 now...cause it looks semi colonish to me....granted, I have a clear view LOL
post #15 of 19
I read that 70% of orange cats are male. I think Cinnamon works for male or female! I can't wait to use this new info to check my babies when I get home! I have a tortie, so can use her for reference!
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Your kitties were born the same day as mine

post #17 of 19
I find the colon/semi-colon thing to be very confusing. From the pics you posted (and granted, you do have a much clearer view) I stand by my original assessment. You have two boys and a girl.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I read that 70% of orange cats are male. I think Cinnamon works for male or female! I can't wait to use this new info to check my babies when I get home! I have a tortie, so can use her for reference!
I've read that 95% of all orange tabbys are male. Cool, eh?

That third one is definitely a boy. I can see it too. The second is surely a girl, too! The first was the only one I had to look at for a minute, but it looks boyish to me.
post #19 of 19
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Hehe trust me...the pic didn't do him justice LOL If you saw him up close and personal there'd be noooo doubt at all
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