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Snowshoe Or Rag Doll?

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Ferrarisue, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Ferrarisue

    Ferrarisue Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    7C223BF9-08B4-4F10-A702-1F997CDFDF36.jpeg 9263D6CF-973F-42AA-8B06-C61ED9DE1C91.jpeg I have believed for over a year now that the cat my daughter brought home was a snowshoe. After a little research, my belief that he’s a rag doll is becoming a little clearer! Thoughts??
     
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  2. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Staff Member Forum Helper

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    What a handsome boy! Technically, without papers, he would be a blue point bicolor Domestic Shorthair. That being said, he is a nice lookalike to a Snowshoe. Ragdolls can come in bicolor pointed as well, but they are longhaired cats.
     
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  3. Kieka

    Kieka Snowshoe Servant Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Snowshoe is a short hair breed, Ragdoll is a longhair breed.

    This cat is a lovely bicolor blue point domestic shorthair. A decent lookalike for a snowshoe in that sense but without papers he is just a lookalike.

    There are actually very few cats that are purebred cat. Most breeds we're developed from naturally occurring color and pattern combinations which means you get cats who look just like a specific breed with no relation all the time. My girl is a decent snowshoe lookalike too but from a feral colony that has absolutely no snowshoe anywhere on her blood line. Happens all the time in the cat world.
     
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  4. Ferrarisue

    Ferrarisue Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you! I appreciate your response!
     
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  5. Ferrarisue

    Ferrarisue Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you! Our boy was caught in a trap near a feral colony! We don’t believe he was there long because he was so healthy and truly was in great shape! He was not chipped, nor were there any inquiries looking for him! I just wanted to know what he would technically be called.
     
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