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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Can u tell gender w/o looking under tail?

Can you guess rather well a cat's gender by behavior and/or face features or other body features?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 07:43 AM
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I can't. Especially kittens. We have a a male whose original name was Emma and we changed it to Ricky. Then a male named Popsicle that we thought was a girl, left him Popsicle since it's rather neutral gender-wise. And his sister Nellie, who turned out to be brother. He's still Nellie.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 12:05 PM
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No. I have a spayed female who's head is more the size of a male, and a neutered male who has a smaller head like a female. I've been fooled a number of times and so have some of my breeder friends. Generally speaking females are smaller all around, but not always.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Catnipcats, that was hilarious!

I guessed right once and wrong once, so 50% correct means "no".
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 11:54 PM
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Unless you check to see if a cat has the family jewels or not is the only way to tell whether a cat is male or female has been my experience after TNRing over 800 cats in our TNR group. large heads or size are not a true indicator of the sex of the cat.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 AM
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Male/Female

Type of cat may also help you determine if the cat is male/female: according to a person whose full time job is taking care of feral cats and cats with special needs, orange tabby cats are 80 to 90% male; calico cats, if male, are usually sterile (though I believe most calico cats are female).
The orange tabby we TNR was male.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't know all that, thank you!
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