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Any Egyptian Mau ?

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Pearly paws, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Pearly paws

    Pearly paws Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Hey!
    Can anyone tell me if my kitty has Egyptian Mau in her? Thanks
     

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  2. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

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  3. Thestarcatcher

    Thestarcatcher TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Hi there welcome!

    I would say no, as Egyptian maus are not a very popular or plentifal breed. My friend also owns an Egyptian Mau herself, and you can see, that the coloring is fairly distinct and when it comes to maus, they do not have white patches of fur at all. They are basically spotted tabbies who actually get their coloring from the silver gene :) your girl is a broken mackerel tabby and is a domestic short hair :)
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  4. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

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    I agree, you have a lovely little tabby and white domestic shorthair. Her pattern is broken mackerel which has some spots and some stripes. This is a common pattern in the domestic cat.

    Egyptian Maus have three colors that are accepted for show: smoke, silver, and bronze (which is brown tabby, without the silver gene).
     

  5. Thestarcatcher

    Thestarcatcher TCS Member Adult Cat

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    :yeah: You learn new things every day and lutece is a very great teacher!
     

  6. Pearly paws

    Pearly paws Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thanks everyone
    I didn't think she was a pure breed, but wondered if she had done in her due to her unusualarlongs.
    She's extremely affectionate with me but not strangers. She's really curious about water too - sits or walks around the edge of the bath tub when my son is in the bath.
    She's quite small and long but she's only 3 or 4 moths old so I'm still getting to her :)
     

  7. Pearly paws

    Pearly paws Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Here's some more pics of her
     

  8. Pearly paws

    Pearly paws Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    :)
     

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  9. Thestarcatcher

    Thestarcatcher TCS Member Adult Cat

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    She is Uber cute, however I do not believe here to have any mau ancestry. Tabbies can appear to be spotted, but in reality it is just broken mackerel. Maus are really not common at all in the USA, and unless you have seen papers or a pedigree you can not be sure. In the almost non existent occasion for a pedigree mau is outcrossed. Therefore even if she did happen to be an extremely rare case, she would still be considered a domestic short hair.
     
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  10. Thestarcatcher

    Thestarcatcher TCS Member Adult Cat

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  11. Pearly paws

    Pearly paws Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Wow! Thanks So informative
    Looked at the other thread and my kitty's markings are pretty much identical ☺️ - only real difference is my little lady is grey tones with only bronzey colour on her nose.
    Thanks again
     
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  12. Tilly206

    Tilly206 Cat Lover Young Cat

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    I have no idea but she is absolutely adorable!:loveeyes:

    Her markings remind me of my new kitten. I made a thread too as with spots and her traits.. I wondered if she may have bengal in her and also felt her mum has an interesting appearance.
    What Do You Think?
     
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