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What breed? Here is my princess!

post #1 of 20
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Reddetta is hissing at one of our other cats.. so sweet


Here she is looking goofy




she was born on a farm so not a full breed or anything. i was wondering if anyone thought she looked like one breed more then another other then domestic long hair mixed breed. i thought she resembled maine coon a bit but she does not have the broad jaw line. she is a poly though hehe
post #2 of 20
i would say - a long-haired brown tabby...is she a mackeral? that's what Cable is - striped. a classic or blotched tabby has kind of marbled markings. Harley who belongs to babyharley [mackenzie] is a classic tabby. both he & Cable are short-haired - makes seeing the pattern easier.
post #3 of 20
Your girl is a moggy.....mixed breed, domestic medium or long haired tabby sweetie pie.
I would love to see pictures of her poly paws.
post #4 of 20
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oh ill get pics of her paws, didnt think about posting that lol. im just so use to seeing her huge feet.... i thought maine coon bc she has the fur like them all really really puffy around her face... the pictures dont really show how puffy and long it is then the rest of her hair is really long but not as puffy... either way i love her to death! she's mommas first cat baby ty for the replies oh and there is not definately stripes on her, they sorta start then stop then start again type of thing, i dont know the picture of her hissing shows it the best...they are not definate stripes at all... btw u can see how HUGE her feet are (well at least how furry) in the 2 pics where she is on the table... btw i have a pic of her after she took a bath! ill have to post it but i cant until tomorrow
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by laureen227
i would say - a long-haired brown tabby...is she a mackeral? that's what Cable is - striped. a classic or blotched tabby has kind of marbled markings.
What is a mackeral? What is a striped? What is marbled? I only thought there was one kind of tabby - guess I was wrong.
I'm very interested. Please tell me are there different types?
post #6 of 20
Reddetta is lovely! She reminds me of a kitty here on TCS named Sash.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by lisasha3
What is a mackeral? What is a striped? What is marbled? I only thought there was one kind of tabby - guess I was wrong.
I'm very interested. Please tell me are there different types?
i found a website that is really good at describing the differences. they had pix of the different patterns that i saved to photobucket, so here they are:
Mackerel/striped

classic/blotched

spotted

ticked - don't have a pic of this - it's like Abyssinian or Singapura coats - kind of like a wild rabbit. you can click on the website link for more info.
post #8 of 20
What would Murphy be? A mackerel/spot mix or just a mackerel?





Just curious Thanks
post #9 of 20
i would say spotted, because his lines are so broken. if you look at Cable's, you can see how hers are definitely lines.
post #10 of 20
^^Actually I think he is a mackeral tabby. It happens sometimes where the stripes are broken up, however they remain vertical. I think the term spotted is used for spots that appear in random pattern or with horizontal flow vs vertical as seen in a bengal or other hybrids. Otherwise you see a distinct vertical pattern. You could probably say mackeral spotted tabby .
post #11 of 20
He's a wierdo is'nt he I never know what to call him, other than tabby. I can't even decide what color he is he's gray, but only on the top of his fur, underneath its brown. Depending on the lighting, he can be gray or brown. His striping/spotting is very unusual IMO. He has a black stripe all the way down his back



then he's spotted around his mid-section, but his legs are boldly striped, and his tail has very dark rings on it.
Thank you all for commenting, because I really don't know what to call him.

Kittiekitten: Sorry for hijacking your thread
Reddetta does look maine coonish especially being a poly she looks soo soft
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
ty for the help! Reddetta has a thick black line down her back then her sides look like they should have stripes/spots or something but it is just spots really but not definate spots if that makes sense... ill just have to get another pic on here of her back if i can!!! the under half of her fur on the sides are black then it turns to browinsh color... i think thats why in some pics it looks like she has stripes in the above pic... blah i dunno! she is my princess and that is the most important thing! oh and her belly is all tan colored
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by chichismom
I never know what to call him, other than tabby. I can't even decide what color he is he's gray, but only on the top of his fur, underneath its brown.
He's probably also ticked, where the fur tip is a different color than the base hair. So a mackeral spotted tabby with ticked fur .
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
He's probably also ticked, where the fur tip is a different color than the base hair. So a mackeral spotted tabby with ticked fur .
YES! If you pick up one of his hairs, its 2 different colors brown/tan at the bottom, then black at the tip. His whiskers are the opposite they are black at the base, then turn to white. All of his feet/toes/pads are black, if that matters any
Thanks
post #15 of 20
Murphy's types of spots and probably Reddetta's are a genetic variation on the mackeral tabby. I believe its the same type of spots you would see in an Egyptian Mau.

Its important to know that almost every trait that is found in purebreeds is present in the general moggy population. In dogs, we can say "Oh, he has terrier ears" or "She has a Chow's tounge" and probably be right about the ancestry. However, in cats, it just doesn't work that way. Just because you have a cat that looks Siamese in coloring, for instance, doesn't mean that it has Siamese in the background because siamese pointing is natural in the cat population.

All that to say, although it can be fun to try and figure out what type of breeds our cats look like, it really is pointless without papers because those traits could come from anywhere. Maybe, instead, we should be trying to say "What breeds look like my cat?" :p
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sandtigress
Just because you have a cat that looks Siamese in coloring, for instance, doesn't mean that it has Siamese in the background because siamese pointing is natural in the cat population.
Yah its a good point. Purebreeds get their color/markings from moggies, it dosen't go vice versa. However, with dogs this is a bit different as there are so many purebreeds that chances are you can pinpoint their origin of breed.

However, with moggies its fun to identify the proper terminology of their color/patterning.

I'd say for the person who posted...the cat looks like a longhair brown mackeral tabby. If I had to say a breed he looks *most* like I'd say a Norwegian Forest Cat .
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
I'd say for the person who posted...the cat looks like a longhair brown mackeral tabby. If I had to say a breed he looks *most* like I'd say a Norwegian Forest Cat .
they're a bit 'daintier' looking than the Maine Coons, i think.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
ty for the replies! Reddetta is a girl though :P but yeah i guess i was so stuck on the idea of her being maine coon that i really wanted her to be, at least some what, bc that is not as common around here and she is special lol. ty again
post #19 of 20
Whatever mix went into creating Reddetta's look...she turned out to be a beautiful moggie.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Yah its a good point. Purebreeds get their color/markings from moggies, it dosen't go vice versa. However, with dogs this is a bit different as there are so many purebreeds that chances are you can pinpoint their origin of breed.

However, with moggies its fun to identify the proper terminology of their color/patterning.

I'd say for the person who posted...the cat looks like a longhair brown mackeral tabby. If I had to say a breed he looks *most* like I'd say a Norwegian Forest Cat .
That's why calling them "mixed breeds" is a misnomer. It should be more along the lines of Standard Breed, which is what I choose to call them. They're just standard domestic cats, from which all other breeds come, which is totally backwards from dogs, since mutts are a mix of specific breeds. Cats and dogs are/were bred into specific breeds for completely different reasons, too.
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