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cat experts/lovers need opinion please (pics)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jennh, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    I adopted these two adorable female littermates back in Sept. They are now 6 mos old. I am wondering about their fur length. When do they get their adult coat? They looked like they had long hair when they were 8 weeks old, but now I'm wondering if they will be long haired (hope, hope). The 1st pic is of the day I brought them home. They were COVERED in fleas! The other two are from last week when I had them spayed. BTW, they both have REALLY long tufts of hair coming out of their ears, and long tufts of hair between their toes.

    Thanks for any opinions/ info!

    Jen

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  2. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like the black/white is a long hair and the other is a medium hair.
     
  3. Abbeygremlin

    Abbeygremlin Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I agree, beautiful cats!I have two Maine coon mixed cats with The tufts of hair between the toes and out the ears that have medium hair.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi! I think your 2 beautiful kitties are "medium" hair cats...

    Here some pics of mine to show you what i mean...

    Here is Blue and Calli-Lilly (she was only a kitten in this pic..).. long hair cats..


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    Here are 2 "medium" hair cats: Spike (blk&white) & Rosco..



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    And my short hair cats: Digit & Little Bear (white one)


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    See the difference now?
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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I agree medium hair, maybe a bit longer on the black/white one. Nice of you to adopt them

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  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'd say probably neither will be longhaired; both are medium-haired, the grey and white one less so. I.e. they are poofier/wispier than a regular shorthair cat but not really LONGhaired as such, especially on the body (especially for the grey and white one).

    Personally I think that's a nice length of hair for cats [​IMG]

    THey are very handsome, enjoy them [​IMG],

    Pat
     
  7. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, medium haired. Not short, not super long. But they will still tangle and mat, most likely. All 4 of my medium hair litter mates did. Get them used to brushing and combing now and it will make things lots easier. They are cuties, both of them. Loved my medium haired kitties- so soft!
     
  8. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Redhen, your Spike is BEAUTIFUL!!! [​IMG] He looks like the cat I had to put to sleep in Sept., right before I got my two kitties, Venus (the grey and white one, and Sheba, the black and White one) So therefore I am partial to black and white (tuxedo) kitties. They have the most awesome personalities! Here is a pic of Athena, the one who I had to PTS [​IMG]
    BTW, how long 'til they get their adult coat?

    Jen

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  9. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

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    Personally, I think medium hair is the best of all worlds. Long enough to be incredibly silky, short enough to not get all matted and nasty if I'm not brushing them constantly.

    Wonderful kitty pics! Thank you for adopting them.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Athena is very pretty! So sorry you lost her.. [​IMG]
    I also am partial to the tuxedo or blk & white kitties.. Just something about them. [​IMG]
    Good luck with your little ones! [​IMG]
     

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