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What Breed Is My Female Calico Cat?

This is Lyla. She is an 8 month old calico cat with tabby stripes. I don't know what breed she is, but I think she is a semi-longhaired cat. I've uploaded pictures of both of her parents so hopefully someone can identify what breed she is.

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November 15, 20201 found this helpful

I think most vets and breeders would consider your Lyla a Calico Domestic Shorthair. Unless you are buying a purebred of some breed, most other cats are considered domestic shorthair or domestic longhair. She is beautiful and the same colors of tabby as my Calico. My Cali has on her right side, a patch of orange tabby on her shoulder and hip, with two patches of grey tabby in between. Her left side is just the opposite. Her head and tail are a mix of both. Cali also has a pink nose like yours. And both her eyes have black around them like eye liner.

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November 15, 20200 found this helpful

Omg okay thank you for your reply! If you dont mind Id love to see your cat I havent seen any other calico cats with a similar coat to hers. I love Lyla shes so energetic and loving!

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November 16, 20201 found this helpful

I agree, she appears to look like a Domestic Shorthair. The colors are so beautiful, they look like they were painted on her. Also she she seems to love taking pictures, very photogenic. If you need to know for sure, only a DNA will tell. Here is some history on Domestic shorthairs - en.wikipedia.org/.../domestic_short-haired_cat

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

Alright Ill check out the website. Thank you!

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November 16, 20201 found this helpful

I have a cat that is very simialr in color to your beautiful Lyla. By the way, I love her name. Basically, your cat would be considered a domestic short haired cat with calico being a description of her color not breed. Just for fun, I'll share with you a couple of names I've heard rescue groups call cats like the ones you and I have. I've heard them called Tabbico and Caliby. The reason for those names is there appears to be some tabby marking in the color pattern of some calico cats.

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

Okay thank you for your reply! If you dont mind Id love to see pictures of your cat. Also I love those names.

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November 16, 20201 found this helpful

First of all; she is a one-of-a kind as there are no 'certain' markings that make up a Calico cat.
Calico only refers to the coloring and not a breed as there are several breeds that can produce Calico babes.
Your Lyla certainly looks like a Domestic Shorthair but since she is only 8 months old I feel sure her coloring will change and either become darker or lighter as she matures.
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Folklore in several countries believe cats of this coloration can bring good luck so maybe this will also happen in your case with Lyla.

She is lovey but be sure she has her regular vet visits and stays up to date with routine wellness care, like regular exams and vaccines.

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you! I definitely make sure shes up to date with her vaccinations and regular exams for the sake of her well-being. I wasnt aware that the shade of her colouring may change overtime but Ill keep that in mind. Thanks!

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

We have a calico in our family right now and she has changed coloring over the years. We love her and she is an adorable cat so I hope you'll have many happy years with your little girl.
I'm glad to hear she is up to date with her exams as I know these vet visits can be expensive but these little ones depend on us to take good care of them as all they can contribute is their love, playfulness and kisses.

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November 18, 20201 found this helpful

What everyone calls the breed for these house cats is Domestic Shorthair. She does have calico in her body area and in her head she almost looks like a tiger because of the marking. She could be a mix of several breeds of cats which makes her one of a kind. What makes her stand out is the marking on her head only and then the spots on her back. I have some tiger cats here that have the same markings on their head as yours does but then their body is the same as the head marking where yours is not.

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

Omg thank you for your reply! Ive always thought she was unique but I guess I dont mind if I dont find out what breed she is. She is definitely one of a kind. Thanks!

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

Here is an excellent article about calico cats:
www.readersdigest.ca/.../

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