What type of kitten do I have?

Got a new, young, furry love in your life? This is the place for you to ask all of your questions - big or small! Just remember that you are receiving advice from other cat owners and lovers... not professionals. If you have a major problem, always seek the advice of a vet or behaviorist! Most important is to remember to have fun with your new fur baby.


Purred: Thu Sep 8, '11 1:04pm PST 
Was told my cat is a mix (the big ears suggest some form of desert cat) - any ideas? Will bring to vet to check out, but wanted to see if anyone on here knew? I live in Dubai, where there are a lot of strays..I was lucky to be asked to take care of this one - Nixon smile

Elijah Lil- Tweet

Purred: Fri Sep 9, '11 5:43pm PST 
Elijah has big ears too, but may grow into the as he gets older.
Nixon looks like a mixed breed, brown tabby. He looks like he has some gray/silver too? Eli has very little tan on him. He is a silver tabby.
Nixon is sure a cutie. smile


Purred: Fri Sep 9, '11 9:50pm PST 
Most cats are mixes, and generally get assigned terms such as Domestic Shorthair or longhair. The large ears could come from a variety of cats, such as the Abyssinian or the sphynx cats. Unfortunately, it is hard to know what breeds go into making a cat and some have been mixes so far back that even genetic testing would not be able to detect a breed.

Al Hirt

A Jazzy New- Orleans Kitty
Purred: Sat Sep 10, '11 4:14am PST 
You have a precious little kitten (we visited his page and left him a present.) And we agree, he is a short-haired tabby. Most of my cats had HUGE ears as kittens in comparison to their bodies. Bless you for taking in this little guy and giving him a safe and loving home.

The New Orleans Kittieswelcomecat on moonwave

Edited by author Sat Sep 10, '11 4:14am PST


Ralphie & Randy

Purred: Sat Sep 10, '11 7:43am PST 
An ADORABLE kitten, if that's a type!

Ralphie and Randy have big ears too, with lots of floof inside and pointed tufts on top that make them look like wild cats. Their ears seem smaller as their heads get bigger, but they both seemed like they were ALL EARS when they were small kittens.