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What are my cats?!?

post #1 of 19
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Wasn't sure where to post this....

I know that cats have to be full blooded "something" to be a certain type of cat. But what are calico cats? Are they full blooded? If not are there other names like that for cats that aren't full blooded. I was just wondering what to call LILO and GARFIELD.

Anyone know?




post #2 of 19
Cats that are mixed breed, or that aren't any particular type of breed, are usually called moggies, just like you'd call a mixed breed dog a mutt. Calico is simply a coat pattern, not a breed. So you could have a purebred calico persian, or a moggie that's no particular breed, with a calico coat.

Your cats are probably moggies, though Lilo does look rather like a Russian blue. Whatever they are, they're adorable!
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ravyn
Cats that are mixed breed, or that aren't any particular type of breed, are usually called moggies, just like you'd call a mixed breed dog a mutt. Calico is simply a coat pattern, not a breed. So you could have a purebred calico persian, or a moggie that's no particular breed, with a calico coat.

Your cats are probably moggies, though Lilo does look rather like a Russian blue. Whatever they are, they're adorable!

Awww, thanks. And your info was helpful!!
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ravyn
Cats that are mixed breed, or that aren't any particular type of breed, are usually called moggies, just like you'd call a mixed breed dog a mutt. Calico is simply a coat pattern, not a breed. So you could have a purebred calico persian, or a moggie that's no particular breed, with a calico coat.

Your cats are probably moggies, though Lilo does look rather like a Russian blue. Whatever they are, they're adorable!

I have a house full of moggies..and soon to have two lovely purebred Calicos
post #5 of 19
I would just call them 'gorgeous' and be done with it!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaddyCat
I would just call them 'gorgeous' and be done with it!


post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaddyCat
I would just call them 'gorgeous' and be done with it!

Yall are too sweet.

I do call them that from time to time though....
post #8 of 19
i thought mixed cats were tabbys...huh
post #9 of 19
I didn't know what the term moggies meant. Hmm, ya learn something new every day.
Well, moggies make the world go 'round!
post #10 of 19
Mixed cats are called moggies.

I'll refer to mixes as a breed mix only if they can near completely mimic the breed.
For example, I have a cat here that is a Sealpoint, blue eyed, overall right body proportions, she could pass as a Siamese, except for the two, small black spots along her spine, she's a Siamese mix
post #11 of 19
my vet would call Lilo a dsh or dmh... domestic short hair or meduim.. I think Garfield may be a long hair..
post #12 of 19
Calico(Tortoishell Bicolour) is a colour.

Tabby is a pattern.

Lilo is a blue Domestic Shorthair

Garfield is a Red Tabby Domestic Longhair
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaddyCat
I would just call them 'gorgeous' and be done with it!
my thoughts exactly

although Sam was good enough to help out with some answers
post #14 of 19
Just from that shot, Garfield looks like he's got plenty of 'tude!
post #15 of 19
Ditto to the explanations and they are so cute, both of them!!! Tabbies are a patterm like calico as someone noted. There is a cute story about how the tabby got its M - you can read it here: http://members.lycos.co.uk/furbabies/legends.html

I apologize in advance to anyone who may not be Christian - since it is relligions specific legend.

Here is a pretty generic and simplistic explanation of feline genetics but it is kind of cute:

http://www.risinsun.co.uk/oriental%2...habet_soup.htm
post #16 of 19
I agree completely! I would just go with "cute"
post #17 of 19
How does one post a message without using the "reply"? I can't find it. Thanks!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by DaddyCat
I would just call them 'gorgeous' and be done with it!
They are so pretty..

I also have a house full of Moggies too hehehehehe.. Just simply adorable
post #19 of 19
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How does one post a message without using the "reply"? I can't find it. Thanks!
You mean you just want to post something new, like start a new thread? If so you can go to the category you would like to post in and click "New thread" and go from there
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