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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think Dad looked like?

Hi, everybody,

I have a question for you. This is my kitten, Cricket. We found her and her family under our shed about two months ago.




I know that she is a moggie and that's fine with me, but I was wondering what you think her dad looked like? Her mom and siblings were normal tabbies, but she looks very different from them.




She reminds me a little of some lynx point siamese cats I've seen. Do you think there could be a little of that in her background somewhere? She has an M on her forhead, stripes by her blue eyes, white around the inside of her ears and around her eyes, an outlined nose, and smudges on the backs of her ears. I know that these can be characteristics of that type of cat.

Basically, I'm just curious about her. I know what her mom was like, but who knows about dad. If you guys have any ideas, I'd appreciate them.

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Impossible to say really.
It could be something from mum in her bloodline.

Vienna was a tonkinese mix, dad unknown, mum pure bred tonkinese.
This is 3 of the kittens we kept, as you can see all very different. No way of knowing what dad had in him.





For all we know dad was a ginger tom, no way of telling.
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Oh well. Thanks for answering Zalensia. I knew that people can half-accurately predict the colors of kittens by seeing the parents, but I wasn't sure if you could do it the other way around. You have very striking cats, by the way.

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With the white paws, it could be a bit of Snowshoe Siamese. I'd be more likely to make up a new breed: Cutie pie!




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You have very striking cats, by the way.
Thankyou!
Cricket is also very beautiful!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 01:56 PM
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One thing's for sure, if the mother is a brown tabby the father is black pigmented (black/brown, blue, chocolate or lilac).

But he other than that you can't say anything really. The colorpoint gene is a recessive trait so both parents may carry it without being colorpoints themselves.
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>>>>>runs to steal Cricket

Holy cow, she is adorable!

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 07:23 PM
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Dune looks exactly the same as Cricket. (Check out my gallery). His dad was unknown and his mom was a chocolate point siamese. He had two brothers that looked like him, and a sister that was jet black. That doesn't really answer your question, but it may give you some insight...
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re: What do you think the father looked like

Hi,
I am new to the forums and ran across your post. I have a cat exactly like Cricket, his name is Simon. His mother was white with grey spots, the father unknown also. He had a sister that looked like him and a long haired brother like him, the rest of the litter was a cat like your cat Ellie, a black with white boots and a grey tabby. I think Simon, and Cricket are the most beautiful cats I have ever seen. What type of personality does she have? Simon is very independent and picky!!! My family says I have him spoiled. Feel free to check out my gallery, there are pics of all of my cats. Thanks!!!
Wow, Parker your cat Dune is beautiful too!! I just saw your pics!!
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