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This is my sweet kitty Lilly. She is almost
11 months old. Over the last few months she has really developed tufts of fur behind her ears and between her toes. I adopted her in January or February. I did get to see her mother which she looks nothing like. She was a shorter haired tabby. Her adopting papers said Siamese. The vet said she is definitely Siamese even though she has color point. I would agree. Any ideas on where the behind ear tufts and toe tufts come from or possible breed? She is very smart and loves to play fetch. Thanks!
 

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You say she does have points? Are her eyes blue at 11 months? There are many breeds that have the ear tufts and toe hair, Siberian, Maine Coon, and Norwegian Forest Cat. It is really impossible to know without a genetic test being done, which is getting more and more affordable. M sister had it done on her dog. Your kitty would be known as a DSH or domestic short hair, unless the tail us bushy and she has longer hair, then she would be a DLH or domestic long hair.
I see the pictures now, she is absolutely gorgeous! I would think she has some Himalayan or Balinese colorpoint in her background somewhere!
 
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You say she does have points? Are her eyes blue at 11 months? There are many breeds that have the ear tufts and toe hair, Siberian, Maine Coon, and Norwegian Forest Cat. It is really impossible to know without a genetic test being done, which is getting more and more affordable. M sister had it done on her dog. Your kitty would be known as a DSH or domestic short hair, unless the tail us bushy and she has longer hair, then she would be a DLH or domestic long hair.
I see the pictures now, she is absolutely gorgeous! I would think she has some Himalayan or Balinese colorpoint in her background somewhere!
She was born all white with light blue eyes. On her papers, they said she was a lilac point but I don't know if that's actually the correct color. Her eyes are still a light blue. Her hair was longish and very silky as a kitten.
 

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those are some might impressive tufts! She is really unusual! She is definitely a Pointed Domestic Longhair, you are so lucky to have her in your life!
 
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You say she does have points? Are her eyes blue at 11 months? There are many breeds that have the ear tufts and toe hair, Siberian, Maine Coon, and Norwegian Forest Cat. It is really impossible to know without a genetic test being done, which is getting more and more affordable. M sister had it done on her dog. Your kitty would be known as a DSH or domestic short hair, unless the tail us bushy and she has longer hair, then she would be a DLH or domestic long hair.
I see the pictures now, she is absolutely gorgeous! I would think she has some Himalayan or Balinese colorpoint in her background somewhere!
I was thinking Balinese. I was just surprised by her strange tufts when they developed. I really love them and hope they don't go away!
 

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Oh I don't think they'll go away, if anything they will get more pronounced as she gets older, really unusual!
 
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This was Lilly at about 12 weeks the day I adopted her.
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She's lovely!

Lilly appears to be seal lynx point (tabby point) in color, and I agree that she appears to be a domestic longhair. She is not lilac point; that is a much lighter color. She has toe tufts because she's a longhaired cat. The extra long hair behind the ears is sometimes seen on longhaired cats, but isn't a feature of any specific breed.

Most cats are not any particular breed, but that doesn't make them any less special... Lilly is a gorgeous girl with her own special look!
 
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She's lovely!

Lilly appears to be seal lynx point (tabby point) in color, and I agree that she appears to be a domestic longhair. She is not lilac point; that is a much lighter color. She has toe tufts because she's a longhaired cat. The extra long hair behind the ears is sometimes seen on longhaired cats, but isn't a feature of any specific breed.

Most cats are not any particular breed, but that doesn't make them any less special... Lilly is a gorgeous girl with her own special look!
Thanks for the information!
 
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Oh I don't think they'll go away, if anything they will get more pronounced as she gets older, really unusual!
Ohhhh, I sure hope so!
Oh I don't think they'll go away, if anything they will get more pronounced as she gets older, really unusual!
Ohhh, I really do hope so!!! 🤞
Thanks for responding to my inquiry.
 

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They might subside slightly in summer and be more prominent in the winter. :)
 

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L LittleLilly She definetly has some breed in her background, maybe Ragdoll or color point Siberian (Neva Masquarade).

Many breeds have been mixed with color point cats and color point cats in the west normally trace back to Siamese at some point / possibly Burmese.
 
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