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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Recently rescued a kitten and I believe itís a particular breed of cat

Can someone help me figure out what kind of breed my newly rescued cat is. He looks to be a Bengal breed or Ocicat.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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He is supposed to be only 4-5 weeks old and already weighs almost 3 pounds. He is very active and affectionate and loves to play with our other rescued kitty.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 03:30 PM
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I think you have a beautiful tabby cat. If it were an Ocicat or Bengal, he most likely would not have ended up in a rescue situation. I think they're a little off on their age estimate, I would guess closer to 2-3 months old. My girls didn't reach 3 pounds until they were 3 months old.

Here's Charlee and Cali, first day home, 9 weeks old. To this day Charlee still looks surprised in most of her pictures.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 08:40 PM
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You have an adorable Domestic Shorthair. Definitely not a Bengal or Ocicat.

We all go through a phase of wanting our moggies to be a certain breed, trust me! I spent years telling myself my gray cat was a Russian Blue (not with that cobby body!) and then a Chartreux (wrong color eyes, sigh). But no, she was just a very wonderful gray-blue Domestic Shorthair :}

When I got my black cat, my friend tried to convince me that she "just might" be a Bombay (no. Just no.)!

I know how awesome it would be to have a little gem in the rough in terms of having a "special" or certain breed of cat, but just think about how special your little guy is as himself, not as a certain breed. Also note that cats are never officially classified as "half Bengal" or a "Bengal crossbreed" or "part Bengal" - if a cat had one purebred Bengal parent and one purebred Siamese parent, the kitten would be a Domestic Shorthair - basically the cat version of mutt/mixed breed.

Also, I agree with Marie - no way your little guy is only 4-5 weeks old. Google "4 week old kitten" and compare - body structure doesn't match that of a kitten that young.


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 05:46 PM
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I do not know what kind of cat he is, but he sure is adorable. Congratulations.

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