i think my cat is part mau, i just adopted her from the apl and i was wondering what were some dominant traits of maus?

i was looking on the internet of some pictures of maus and i saw some similar characteristic, like she is a glossy silver, darker on top and some stripes on her maine and legs. she has green eyes and shes very skinny. (idk if thats a typical characteristic or if she just wasnt eating enough at the apl) She is also very social. i cant tell if she can run fast yet because she's still adjusting to her new home but, thanks!

Asked by Member 935476 on Jan 4th 2010 in Egyptian Mau
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Here is a link to a Catster page about the Egyptian Mau

Chances are you have a domestic shorthair with similar markings to an Egyptian Mau.

Member 201551 answered on 1/4/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


My, we're having a lot of Egyptian Mau questions today! At the risk of repeating myself, the chances that your cat is even part Mau are slim. Maus are a relatively new (to the West), expensive, and rare breed, usually sold desexed or with a spay/neuter requirement. Thus, the chances of a Mau mating with a random cat are small. If you join Catster and provide us with photos, we'll try and guess again. Have you seen the pictures of Maus on the Cat Fanciers' Association breed profile? Aside from the fact that they are spotted, Maus have a very distinctive face. Your cat is most likely a domestic short hair--a generic cat.

Lola answered on 1/5/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer