GO!

How Mixed Breeds Can Pick a Breed for their profile

This forum is for Catster members to seek and share advice to enhance participation and make the most of the features offered on the site. If you need assistance with your Catster account, or require technical support, the most effective way to get the information to the Techno Cats is to contact Catster Support directly by way of the Contact links located at the bottom of each page on Catster. Additional help is available at FAQs.

  
♥- Socko- ♥

Beware the lean- mean sock thief!
 
 
Purred: Thu Dec 23, '10 6:35am PST 
All you have to do is figure out if your cat is a shorthair, medium-hair, or a longhair. After that, use this key:


Shorthair-Domestic Shorthair

http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/Domestic_Shorthair


Medium-hair-Domestic Medium-hair

http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/Domestic_Medium_Hai r


Longhair-Domestic Longhair

http://www.catster.com/cat-breeds/Domestic_Long_Hair


If you don't know what hair type your cat is, I suggest looking at the pictures and predicing which one looks most like your cat. You don't have to be a purebred to be special. You also don't need to have a specific breed to have a breed on your profile page.
[notify]

Harvey

Has been COTD!
 
 
Purred: Sat Dec 25, '10 8:32pm PST 
Well put, Socko! By the way, you're a beautiful boy, and I think you may be a cream tabby, rather than an orange tabby. I LOVE cream tabbies and hope to have one someday. But your Human got you first!
[notify]

♥- Roxy- ♥

Polydactyl Maine- Coons Rule!
 
 
Purred: Thu Jan 27, '11 11:18pm PST 
Hey Harvey you would have loved the litter our friend Marigold had... Marigold was a stray kitty who we rescued, a friend of ours took her in for us and she turned out to be pregnant... She was a red/orange tabby, and she had a litter of 4 creams and two orange/reds! Some longhaired, some short.

You can see their photos here if you're interested:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95777

more here:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v280/velvetrose/Kittens/
[notify]


♥- Socko- ♥

Beware the lean- mean sock thief!
 
 
Purred: Sat Jan 29, '11 1:36pm PST 
Those are some cute pics. Some of them sort of look like Socko back when he was real small.
[notify]

Noble

Everyone loves- an orange tabby.
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 31, '11 11:47am PST 
I've a question. It might seem silly, but I've been curious for a while and I confess... I still have much to learn about cats. red face

But what's the difference between say... an American shorthair and a domestic shorthair?
[notify]

TGM Gimli DB- #101a

Play Hard, Sleep- Hard!

moderator
 
 
Purred: Mon Jan 31, '11 5:38pm PST 
Hi Noble! Love your name, your markings and your color! wave

No, it is not a silly question at all. American Shorthair is an actual breed of cat--they are pedigreed. Cats that are of unknown parentage or origin are Domestic Shorthairs.

American Shorthairs

♥- Socko- ♥

Beware the lean- mean sock thief!
 
 
Purred: Tue Feb 1, '11 5:14pm PST 
Gimli is right. A domestic shorthair is of mixed ancestry and is not actually a purebred cat, but an american shorthair is and have their own particular traits. Domestic shorthairs however are all very different, all except for their short, sleek coat.
[notify]