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Identifying the Breed of Your Cat

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Some many of us own mixed breed cats that we have rescued from shelters and off the street. Identifying your pet's breed can be tricky. This is a guide about identifying the breed of your cat.
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By 0 found this helpful
February 3, 2017

I adopted this kitten back in October from the SSPCA after he had been abandoned. He has been put down as a Domestic Short Hair, but I think he has the look of a Siamese and wonder if he could be a mix? What do you think?

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February 3, 20171 found this helpful

There is no way to know for sure without a DNA test. Unless you want to breed the cat, I would just love him for who he is and save the money.

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February 3, 20171 found this helpful

I honestly don't see siamese. I think you have a domestic shorthair. Pretty cat.

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February 3, 20170 found this helpful

I'm not going to breed him and I couldn't love him more, I just wondered if he was a mix Siamese as his ears and right side of his face seem to be balding, making him look more like one than before but it could just be that because he is pure white on his ears and face, his skin is showing through more.

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February 5, 20170 found this helpful

I don't see any Siamese in him either. He is very handsome!

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February 6, 20170 found this helpful

The common marks of the Siamese are the elongated face, longer ears, and of course the colouring. They often have blue eyes too. But the other super interesting thing about SIameses are their communicative style. They talk, yowl, yodel, really loudly - they are super awesome like that: https://www.you  ch?v=cUyt_GNrF1U

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Your cat's face COULD be the longer face of the Siamese, as well as the longish ears, though this might all fall back into proportion when he gets older. But, especially if he's very loud and insistent communicator, it's possible.

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

Yeah, my cat had a pointy face and huge ears when she was little, but just grew into them. Now her face is rounded.

Siamese tend to be loud and talkative, that's true. They also have dexterous paws.

I think this cat's paws seem normal. And he'll probably grow into the ears.

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

to me, hi ears look Siamese.. i have a kitty that is supposed to be 1/2 siamese .. she is somethingn else.. lol has quite a little attitude and i love her so .... siamese are m ore vocal also ....

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May 4, 20170 found this helpful

I see my cats in him. They talk and really try to say things but not too much. they have a stiff back and really use those hind feet. They are powerful runners and not much into climbing. I think they have Main-coon blood in them but they are short haired. They bring use much joy with their funny ways.

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By 0 found this helpful
September 8, 2015

I have a kitten and I'm pretty sure she's part Siamese or fully I'm not sure though. She has the blue eyes and markings of one.

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September 8, 20150 found this helpful

She looks like a seal point Siamese mixed with a fluffy something!

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September 8, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you! I was trying to find what type of Siamese she could be. Her mother abounded her and her siblings so I never saw her or the dad.

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September 10, 20150 found this helpful

She appears to have long hair, so she may be Himalayan. I cant see her paws, but if they are white she may be a Birman.

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September 10, 20150 found this helpful

She has black/grey paws.

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September 10, 20150 found this helpful

Wow saw the breed and I can see similarities :o she could be that!

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Anonymous
January 25, 20170 found this helpful

Balinese

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By 0 found this helpful
January 5, 2016

What type of cat is my baby, Nina?

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January 6, 20161 found this helpful

Nina is a lovely Siamese with red (flame) points.

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January 6, 20160 found this helpful

I thought she was I just didnt know if she was a mix or not?

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January 8, 20160 found this helpful

Why does her eyes stay so yucky? I clean them every day! I even got her meds for them and they still are yucky! Is that just her type breed that makes them do that??

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By 0 found this helpful
May 19, 2015

What Siamese mix is my cat?

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May 20, 20150 found this helpful

I'm not sure, but I think your cat is what they call a "Lilac point Siamese". Perhaps googling cat breeds would help.

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May 20, 20150 found this helpful

I meant to add that your cat is very pretty, and looks very sweet. Good luck with your cat!

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July 26, 20150 found this helpful

Maybe go to the vet and ask them??

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By 0 found this helpful
February 1, 2011

I have 3 cats we've rescued from here, there, and everywhere. I can't seem to figure out any breeds for them. Where can I find this information?

By *Lib* from Houston, TX

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Anonymous
February 2, 20110 found this helpful

You can click on each cat breed for a larger photo view and find out details about the breed to be sure you've chosen the correct breed to identify your cats:

http://en.wikip  st_of_cat_breeds

Keep in mind that the majority of the time cats will be a mixture of breeds unless they are pedigreed.

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February 3, 20110 found this helpful

Ok, thanks! I'm more than 150% sure they are not pedigreed. I rescued each one from the parking lot at my apartments in the rain, cold or after some of the neighborhood kids terrorized them. I'm sure they are mutts! Thanks for your help!

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By 0 found this helpful
November 29, 2015

For 2 years now, I have been trying to figure out what breed my cat is. I know it is a Siamese mix, but I do not know with what. His mom or dad had black just like three of his siblings, except his sister, who looked just like him. So, what breed is my cat?

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November 30, 20151 found this helpful

Your cat looks like he has genes from siamese (lilac point) and tabby (the stripes) Very pretty cat. Also it is possible for kittens in the same litter from the same mother to have different fathers. So sibs can be very different.

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