Any idea what his breed is?

moonsmom21

TCS Member
Thread starter
Kitten
Joined
May 11, 2022
Messages
2
Purraise
0
This is my little guy Moon, he's very quirky, loyal, loving and protective! He's very curious and intelligent. And he is always making me laugh. The vet was not entirely sure what his breed is, I adopted him from a friend of a friend a year and a half ago a few months after he was born.

Any ideas? I was thinking he looks like a mackerel tabby, but recently found out about Egyptian Maus and their behaviors, leg and torso measurements, he seems to fit the criteria. What do you all think? Thanks :)
Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 5.44.16 PM.png
Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 5.44.53 PM.png



Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 5.49.32 PM.png
Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 5.49.44 PM.png
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #2

moonsmom21

TCS Member
Thread starter
Kitten
Joined
May 11, 2022
Messages
2
Purraise
0

Meowmee

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
May 2, 2018
Messages
1,972
Purraise
2,107
This is my little guy Moon, he's very quirky, loyal, loving and protective! He's very curious and intelligent. And he is always making me laugh. The vet was not entirely sure what his breed is, I adopted him from a friend of a friend a year and a half ago a few months after he was born.

Any ideas? I was thinking he looks like a mackerel tabby, but recently found out about Egyptian Maus and their behaviors, leg and torso measurements, he seems to fit the criteria. What do you all think? Thanks :)
View attachment 420046View attachment 420047


View attachment 420050View attachment 420051
What a beauty 😻 He looks like a dsh spotted brown tabby to me, maybe broken mackerel. 😀
 

StefanZ

Advisor
Staff Member
Advisor
Joined
Sep 18, 2005
Messages
24,468
Purraise
8,297
Location
Sweden
I agree with above.

Also, Egyptian Maus are rare.
 

Silver Crazy

TCS Member
Top Cat
Joined
Jul 8, 2019
Messages
2,158
Purraise
8,624
Location
Melbourne Australia
Very unlikely an Egyptian Maus ..he would have a scarab marking on the top of his head if he was.
But something is there, sort of wondering maybe Ocicat somewhere with his build etc.
This is just guessing but he has me intrigued.

Ocicat
ocicat-cat-breed.jpg
 

Alldara

TCS Member
Adult Cat
Joined
Apr 29, 2022
Messages
237
Purraise
296
A lot of cat breeds started because people saw characteristics in breeds that already exist and then bred those characteristics to make a consistent breed.

So sometimes a cat is a mix, and sometimes it's just one of those cats who happened to have characteristics that show up sometimes. Without breed testing it's hard to say. (I've been doing a ton of research because Magnus.)

For example that random tail mutation where their tail rests along their back (parallel, not quite the curled tail), shows up periodically. We haven't bred it into making a specific breed. Other traits are like that, but are now "markers" of a specific breed. They can still show up in the general population from time to time.
 

Maurey

Maine Coon Madness
Top Cat
Joined
Jan 21, 2021
Messages
1,534
Purraise
1,705
A lot of cat breeds started because people saw characteristics in breeds that already exist and then bred those characteristics to make a consistent breed.

So sometimes a cat is a mix, and sometimes it's just one of those cats who happened to have characteristics that show up sometimes. Without breed testing it's hard to say. (I've been doing a ton of research because Magnus.)

For example that random tail mutation where their tail rests along their back (parallel, not quite the curled tail), shows up periodically. We haven't bred it into making a specific breed. Other traits are like that, but are now "markers" of a specific breed. They can still show up in the general population from time to time.
Mixes are rarer then pedigrees, generally. The vast majority of cats have absolutely no significant breed ancestry.
 
Top