Is This A Balinese Kitten?

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  1. Lpatz

    Lpatz Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Does anyone have an idea what kind of kitten this is? I believe the mother is all black so I am curious to know if it might be part Balinese and hopefully I would Does it appear to have an undercoat?
     
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  2. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Top Cat

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    I think that the kitten is going to be solid black like mom- the white looks like a fever coat.

    This article explains more about what a fever coat is: THE INDEFINABLE KITTEN COLOURS
     
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  3. Lpatz

    Lpatz Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Interesting. There was another in the litter that did look all black.
     
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  4. stefanz

    stefanz Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Yes I too suspect fever coat.
     
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  5. Lpatz

    Lpatz Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you both!
     
  6. gmm80

    gmm80 TCS Member Adult Cat

    Looks like you already got your answer, but I had a foster kitten a couple years ago with a fever coat. Here's a pic of him as a kitten and now as an adult:
     

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  7. Twinklelight The Cat

    Twinklelight The Cat Always loving cats Young Cat

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    Looks like fever coat but don't worry it will fade
     
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  8. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I agree with the other posters and whatever the lineage, this kitten is 100% adorable and deserving of a loving permanent home!
     
  9. raysmyheart

    raysmyheart TCS Member Top Cat

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    I did not know about the fever coat until I saw this beautiful kitten and then read the article suggested by @abyeb , thank you!
     
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  10. Norachan

    Norachan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I remember that little guy! He looks stunning now.

    :loveeyes:
     
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    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    Well, slap me upside my head with a pipe made of lead . . . . .

    That's fascinating!

    And cute!

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  12. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    *to say nothing of the fact that I've never heard of a Kinkalow Cat!*
     
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    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    He was so cute I had to scream. So I did.
     
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    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yeah, that was my general reaction, too, and not least because there has been a cat in my life who looked a lot like that one, but I never knew the term, "Kinkalow".
     
  15. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I didn't know anything about fever coat until now, but I know my big blue guy had ghosting when he was still a kitten and I knew he was going to grow out of it. We had a girl before him change from white and cream to white with a deep heather color and a beautiful mask, so you never can quite tell with your kittens.
     
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    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    The pointed cats, especially, change quite a bit over time. Our beloved Sishya was almost all white with what looked like a faint mask around her eyes, a faint saddle, and a brown tail when she first found me. Over time, she darkened beautifully, and in her last year or so, she lightened up again. IMG_0972.JPG
     
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