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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Snowshoe Breed?

Does anyone on this site own a Snowshoe cat? I have one named Charlie but I'm a little baffled because from pictures I've seen online he looks a little different. He doesn't have the white "V" in between his eyes. Is this just a defect? Or is he maybe half snowshoe half something else?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 12:37 AM
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Well, if you don't have papers, he's probably a lot of other things.

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He could have some Snowshoe in him...
But whether or not, he's a very handsome boy! :p

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 05:17 AM
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It's not a "defect", it's just his coloring. He is most likely not a pure bred Snowshoe. Few cats are pure and without papers you will never know. I would not even trust papers anymore. People can forge those very easily now a days. Charlie is quite handsome!!

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My aunt has a "Snowshoe"... seems I can't wrap my family's head around the concept that any cat can be born with particular markings and not be a certain breed.

Your cat is actually known as a domestic mitted seal point.

For reference though, I believe Snowshoes can look like yours, but they would not be the desired show look. I do not believe they can breed the correct look exactly, so they end up with a bunch of various mitted cats with or without markings on the face, and the face markings may also not be precise.

Here's an example of a stunning cat being born from a regular looking kitty:


This guy and another looking identical to him, along with a beautiful long haired brown tabby were born to this girl:



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Wow! Fascinating Carmel! She really produced some stunning offspring! The long hair must be from dad's side of the family or a latent gene. I wonder if coat length is like eye color in humans. Some eye colors are more easily inherited than others.

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Well, if it's anything like dogs, shorthair is dominant to longhair, so two shorthaired parents can have longhair offspring if they're carriers of the gene... but that's dogs... I dunno if cats are the same

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Yes, shorthair is dominant to longhair, but if carriers can produce longhair offspring. But longhair x longhair, all kittens would be longhair.

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I'm thinking eye colours are similar, with yellow colours being the most dominant, colours like amber and stuff I would think would be recessive or just less common.

And I remember reading that blue was connected to the pointed gene, so all pointed cats have blue eyes, but then other coloured cats can have blue eyes as well, so I don't know if that has anything to do with the cat secretly being pointed or something
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My kitties from the shelter were called "Snowshoe Siamese" although I know that's not correct. Snowshoes are very hard to breed to type and there are many "mismarked", but they're all beautiful.
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