- Jan 5, 2022
Can someone please tell me what breed this is. I'm inexperienced in cat breeds
Using today's numbers and assuming that the number of cats who are born and die is equal....Have to disagree that in the west - 95 percent of cats are pure domestics. Probably more like 70-80.
More along the lines of a Business Anthropologist with a few years of analytics training working in Business Analytics.... but close enough.
In my area there are very few colorpoints in the domestic population.There are no real statistics on breed vs non breed cats.
Not all breed cats are registered for various reasons. Cats get out and mate.
A good book series is Cats in the Belfry. It is the 60's but shows how breed and non breed wandered about an English village. Guess what happened?
I think it is more often people who have particular breeds of cats pretending that their cats are as rare as teeth on worms.
I volunteer at an animal shelter and we see the non rare color point cat and the occasional kitten with huge winged bat ears (mixed with Siamese or Oriental with the new triple sized ears) or definitive Maine Coon features Etc.
Breed clubs keep going to extremes to make their cats look different but they are still cats and can breed with any other cat.
In my area, the feral population has a good amount of colorpoints. My girls entire litter was some point even though Mom was a solid tabby. But every few years it seems like all the feral cats suddenly are colorpoint and then it goes back down. The only good news with colorpoint in the feral population is that they tend to get adopted quickly.In my area there are very few colorpoints in the domestic population.