How Mixed Breeds Can Pick a Breed for their profile

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♥- 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


Medium-hair-Domestic Medium-hair

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

Longhair-Domestic Longhair


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.


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!

♥- 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:

more here:

♥- 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.


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?

TGM Gimli DB- #101a

Play Hard, Sleep- Hard!

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.