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I've Had Her For A Year, But She's A Stray And I Still Don't Have An Answer

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Vivi18, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Vivi18

    Vivi18 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Multiple people (even a veterinarian!) have asked me if Nemi is a Russian Blue. But she doesn't really look like one...? I don't know. Her mom was already pregnant when my grandmother found her. One of the kittens is Nemi. Their mom looked very different, much fluffier. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

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    Nemi is a lovely girl! I would describe her as a blue domestic shorthair.

    The solid blue color is frequently seen in domestic cats and doesn't indicate any particular breed ancestry; most cats are not any specific breed. Veterinarians don't have any special training in cat breed identification.
     
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  3. Vivi18

    Vivi18 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thank you! Seems about right! It doesn't really matter to me if she is of any specific race or not, but I was just wondering since many people asked.
     
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  4. StefanZ

    StefanZ Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Sooner a korat as a comparison.
     
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  5. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Staff Member Forum Helper

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    She’s so pretty! I would describe her as a blue Domestic Shorthair. You could also call her a Maltese cat. I agree with StefanZ that she is a nice lookalike to a Korat.
     
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  6. Vivi18

    Vivi18 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thanks! Those are all very close matches. Cat genes are weird lol
     
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  7. lutece

    lutece TCS Member Top Cat

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    Note that people here will often suggest a "closest lookalike," but that doesn't necessarily mean to say your cat is related to that breed. The Korat breed is rare, and your cat's resemblance to that breed isn't close enough to indicate that your cat has Korat ancestry (the coat type and head structure are quite different). It's just a slightly better comparison than Russian Blue for your cat.
     
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  8. Silly4buttons cats

    Silly4buttons cats TCS Member Kitten

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    Awwwshe looks like my tucker bear
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  9. Vivi18

    Vivi18 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    So pretty :)
     
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