If you really want to know exactly what breeds are in your cat’s DNA, you should go to the vet! Your vet can help you with a DNA test. Not only does this show you exactly which breeds are in your cat’s ancestry, but it can also identify potential health issues to watch out for.
Genetic testing dives into your cat’s DNA to determine its genetic make-up, giving you an accurate answer as to what breed or breeds your cat is made of. This is especially useful for mixed breed cats. You can often identify a purebred cat’s breed by its characteristics.
Typically, a kitten will have longer tufts of hair between their toes (as mentioned earlier), but will often also have long tufts of hair around their ears and face if they are long-haired. Sometimes it’s not very obvious either, usually the coat is finer, fluffier and denser with long hair.
Many young kittens look fluffy, whether short or long haired, and kittens should be at least eight weeks before they start showing signs of long hair. Pay special attention to the kitten’s tail. If it is very fluffy, the kitten may be long-haired or semi-long-haired.
The albino cat is the rarest of all fur types. Two recessive alleles in the C gene cause full albinism, and it is extremely rare for cats to get both.
Researchers found that only 17 to 22% of white cats with non-blue eyes are born deaf. The percentage rises to 40 percent if the cat has one blue eye, while 65 to 85 percent of all-white cats with both blue eyes are deaf. Some of these cats are deaf in only one ear.
Tabby is not a breed, but a coat pattern on cats. Its appearance can vary slightly from stripes to whorls, spots and more. These variations all have their own names, but often an “M”-shaped mark appears on the head of tabby cats, just above the eyes.
For example, a purebred Bombay cat may also have Burmese cats in its background.” Generally, a cat’s pedigree (pedigree) must be confirmed by the registry before it can be properly referred to as one can become “purebred.”
Persian. One of the most well-known and popular cat breeds, the Persian cat has a long history dating back to the 17th century. Their signature long coat comes in a variety of colors—including white, gray, silver, and cream.