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Q: Does anyone know what breed my cat is?

October 7, 2009 | By Heather R. | 12 answers | Expired: 1775 days ago

Does anyone know what breed my cat is?

I think she's a Domestic Shorthair, but she's got the oddest Calico pattern I've ever seen. I swear she has at least 8 different colors. Does anyone know what breed my cat is? (See picture)

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ParkMaster
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Oct 11, 2009

I agree with everyone's answers, she indeed is a Tortie...but...
She is not a Tortie because of the amount of white fur, common for shorthairs and several other breeds, but the Tortie effect does indeed make her very distinctive. She is a common shorthair.

Probably her father had the Tortie gene in him, but it didn't come out until his litter. (Yes, I know the mother gives the litter). Her mother was likely a red or red & white shorthair, allowing her to keep the beautifully distinctive white marks.

Whatever your cat is, she IS beautiful.

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Kelly
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Oct 11, 2009

As far as breed, your cat looks to be Domestic Shorthair, like you said. Her coloring/patterning is not calico though. She appears to be a tortie (tortoiseshell).

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Katie M.
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Oct 10, 2009

I think she looks like a Domestic Short Hair Tortie. She is a real cutie!

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Marta G.
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Oct 10, 2009

she might be a mix like my cat only my cat is somwhere between a Persian and a Maine Coon

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CarissaAlt
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Oct 09, 2009

I believe she is a brown patched mackerel tabby and white.

Another way to describe the color is "calico tabby."

Essentially, she's a calico (which is patches of red, black, and white) with mackerel (striped) tabby on top.

No matter how you describe her color, she's lovely!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 09, 2009

whatever she is she is very pretty and so unique.

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Debra B.
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Oct 09, 2009

I would call her a torti-tabby with white, domestic short hair.

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VickysZoo
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Oct 09, 2009

Domestic Short Hair Tortie. She looks happy and healthy ;)

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Madeline V.
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Oct 08, 2009

My answer is tortie or tortie mix. She really is a pretty feline.

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Norrie
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Oct 08, 2009

I would say a tortie mix, she's beautiful!

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