Kitten breed ID assist needed

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  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Youngest daughter is about to turn 10 and has been wanting her own cat so I picked up this 8 week old Craigslist special today. I've had a dozen cats over the years but never anything with points in it's coloration. Between that, the blue eyes and solid dark tail, my guess is Siamese mixed with Tabby somewhere along the line, if not the parents (exact parentage unknown). Any other ideas? Low res pic...

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  2. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Maybe an Oriental Shorthair mixed with traveling salesman, but it won't really matter to your daughter.

    She's a cute little kitty. Enjoy.
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Wild looking cat, that's a new one on me.
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  4. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    I am usually pretty neutral towards cats, but that one is cute. Hope she is a good mouse catcher.
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  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    That is a purebred fluffers. Not to be confused with woofers, which are a different breed of animal altogether.

    Cute cat, no idea on the breeding. :)
  6. Intrigued

    Intrigued Active Member

    There is probably some Siamese mixed in there from the looks of the brown markings and blue eyes. But he/she hasn't got the color points covering the nose and mouth or the color points on the legs (that I can see from your picture) that would be the typical markings of a Siamese. The kitty looks like he/she is sporting a very nice "Van" coat pattern.

    Here are some links to help explain more about bicolor patterns and "Van" markings.

    Here is my guy with (Seychellois Huitieme) Van markings. His name? It's "Vanish" of course. :D IMG_4355.jpeg
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    It's a 100% blue eyed killer cat. :cool:

    Guaranteed to purr you to death. :sick013:


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  8. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, looks like a Burmese mutt mix to me... Burmese are more common in the U.S. and are often mistaken for Siamese.
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  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    She's already heck on skates but hasn't made a peep. Very unusual.
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  10. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    That's a Domestic Housecat.
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Are you sure?? ...... Those whiskers are just hiding three inch fangs and she's just looking for a target for her razor sharp claws.

    She looks at least part saber tooth tiger.


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  12. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Wow, she looks pissed. I had a girlfriend give me that look once when I left the toilet seat up.
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


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  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Her nickname, from me not daughter, is Ferret. That's what she acts like, a weasel (on coke).
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  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Van markings are dark feet and tail?
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  16. Intrigued

    Intrigued Active Member

    Not exactly... Classic Van markings would be all white with colored tail and head splashes, which I think describes your daughter's kitten from what I could see in the picture you posted and what you described. If Ferret only has markings on her head and tail, she is more of a "Classic" (Seychellois Neuvieme) than my guy who also has markings on his legs (Seychellois Huitieme).

    From Bicolor cat- Wikipedia:

    The Turkish Van (white and red) is one good example of a bicolor breed. Van pattern is known to animal geneticists as the Seychelles (Seychellois) pattern and is classified into three variants:
    • Seychellois Neuvieme is white with colored tail and head splashes (classic Turkish Van pattern).
    • Seychellois Huitieme is white with colored tail and head splashes plus additional splashes of color on the legs.
    • Seychellois Septieme is white with splashes of color on the legs and body in addition to those on the head and the colored tail.
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