Is my cat a Snowshoe?

StefanZ

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He is as you so nicely say it; a lucky genetic mix that resembles a Snowshoe.

If nothing else, this breed as such is rare, and more or less extinct...

but he could surely get hours employment as a stand if for a snowshoe, even if perhaps not a full time stand in job.... The real snowshoes bere based on siameses, so they were somewhat more slender and prolonged than your boy.
 

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Lovely boy 🙂 Snowshoes, Ragdolls and such were created by mixing and matching cats with Siamese ancestry. Your boy is probably a similar look by chance but who knows what genes were in the feral colony. Ragdolls are popular, so maybe one helped sire cats in the colony. Snowshoes I think are more rare.
We had a kitten with a similar Snowshoe look from a black and white short haired mother at the shelter I volunteer at.
 
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Lovely boy 🙂 Snowshoes, Ragdolls and such were created by mixing and matching cats with Siamese ancestry. Your boy is probably a similar look by chance but who knows what genes were in the feral colony. Ragdolls are popular, so maybe one helped sire cats in the colony. Snowshoes I think are more rare.
We had a kitten with a similar Snowshoe look from a black and white short haired mother at the shelter I volunteer at.
Ringo appreciates the kind words! Interestingly enough, there was a cat with seal-point coloration very similar to Ringo at the shelter that also came from a feral colony... I can't confirm if they are related but they certainly look similar. Ringo also had a couple of kittens with a black cat before he was trapped (pictures attached).

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Beautiful kitty. :hearthrob:
 
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