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I Dont Know What Breed My Beige Cat Is

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Daniaab, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Daniaab

    Daniaab Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    Jul 8, 2019

    my cat is around 6-7 years old and I have had him for 6 years but never found out what breed he is. He is beige with darker hairs on the ends of his fur and has light brown eyes with a little bit of blue to it you can tell that theres a bit of blue if u zoom into one of the pictures[​IMG] . He also has long hair . I have inserted pictures so please let me know if anyone can tell me.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

    Jan 9, 2018
    Colorado USA

  3. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 8, 2018
    My best guess of your cat's color is red shaded silver. (It's also possible that his color is cream shaded silver, but it's difficult to determine the difference between red and cream shaded silver from pictures... it can even be difficult when looking at a cat in person.)

    He has gold eyes with small blue sections, which is known as "sectoral heterochromia" (eyes that have sections with different colors). Heterochromia is seen in white cats (dominant white gene) as well as cats with white markings (white spotting gene). So, because your cat's eyes have those small blue areas, I think it is likely that he actually has white markings on his chin and belly (like a "tuxedo cat" or bicolor) that aren't obvious because his basic body color is so pale. This would mean that his color would be described as red shaded silver and white (or possibly cream shaded silver and white).

    I can see in this picture (enlarged below) that he has a relatively short, broad muzzle with a dip or curve to his profile. This suggests that he may have some ancestry from a breed with a short muzzle. Out of all the short-muzzled breeds, it's probably most likely that he may have a little bit of Persian ancestry, as that breed is much more numerous than other short-muzzled breeds (and many of the the other short-muzzled breeds actually inherited this trait from Persians being used in breeding programs, too). However, without definite information about his background, he would simply be described as a domestic longhair.

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  4. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 12, 2012
    Nebraska, USA
    Without papers the breed is a moot question, but it is highly likely for him to have Persian, ragamuffin, or Norwegian Forest cat in his background. Absolutely stunning cat! He would be described as a Cream Domestic Longhair.

  5. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily *Alien* Top Cat

    May 30, 2016
    Orbiting the Earth. . .
    I have no idea but just wanted to say that you have a lovely cat. Very beautiful. :loveeyes:

  6. Hlee

    Hlee TCS Member Young Cat

    Jun 26, 2018
    So pretty!

  7. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 8, 2018
    I agree that he is stunning, but have a couple of comments:
    • Do you mean cream shaded silver? I don't think he is cream in color. My guess is that his color is either red shaded silver (most likely) or cream shaded silver, because his coat is primarily off-white in color, with red/cream tips to the hairs.
    • Norwegian Forest Cats have a straight profile and wedge-shaped face, so this fellow really doesn't look anything like that breed. He has the opposite face shape: short and broad, with a pronounced dip in the profile.

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