Am I an Egyptian Mau?
I'm (well, in my own opinion,) a fabulous silver and white tabby with some serious spots on my belly, and while I know I'm not purebred anything, my mom has come to suspect that I am mostly Mau. I have a really high-pitched voice, and I speak in girly squeaks and chortles and chirps. I also have so much energy I often don't know what to do with myself! I do this weird little dance with my tail and my butt when I'm excited, and I'm told this is a Mau thing to do... What do you think?
I think I LOOK a lot like a Mau, but with some regular tabby thrown in, giving me my stripes on my back and legs. If you take a look at my photos, you'll see what I'm talking about.
I look forward to hearing what you guys think about my roots!
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Pandora is beautiful! She appears to be a silver mackeral tabby. I go to cat shows, and Egyptian Maus are EXTREMELY rare. Most reputable breeders sell their kittens already neutered or with a neutering agreement. The odds of a purebred Egyptian Mau breeding with the domestic population is slim (at best) to none. Most cats, probably 95% do not have a breed like the dog world. Domestic mix cats can resemble purebreds, but only purebreds will breed true to type. Guessing the background of a domestic mix it just that - a guess. Technically any cat who's background is unknown or uncertain is a Domestic Shorthair, Medium hair or Longhair respectively. Pandora is beautiful and does not need a breed. Just enjoy her for who she is.
Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 7/13/11. Helpful? / 0
Lola answered on 7/15/11. Helpful? / 0
totally not a Egyptian mau. bt could b a hybrid of Leopard cat/Wildcat and Australian mist. anyhow, you're pretty! u just look like a white version of me! even the spots on ur belly, i got them too!
Pharaoh Purrince Tao DIT#33 answered on 7/20/11. Helpful? / 0
Egyptian Mau's have spots all over and no strips, so no not an Egyptian Mau.
Rainey answered on 8/23/11. Helpful? / 0