Cat with 6 toes

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Ericasl, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    I have a cat that has 6 toes, and she is going to have a litter of kittens, and I was talking to the lady who does my hair about my 6 toed cat and she said they are rare and you can sell them for big bucks!! I said you are pullng my leg she said she had a friend that breeds just for 6 toes. Anyone heard of such a thing. My kids already said we are keeping all her babies, she will not miss her vet appt next time. She will be locked up the night before!!!
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have heard that before too. Did you google it? You may be sitting on a gold mine!![​IMG]
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I had cats with 6 toes, some had more, the babies usually had 6 or more toes each foot too....
    they are pretty neat looking!
    do you have pictures?
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I had a beautiful cat with an extra toe on each foot when I was a teenager....someone stole him! At the time, I did not know this was a big deal as they are not so rare in WV.....must be the inbreeding! [​IMG] My dad even met a girl with 6 toes once!!! Now I hear that they are supposed to be something doesn't look weird just like they have really big feet!
  5. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I see a cat with 6 toes (usually from the shelter) every 3 months or so through work, so I don't think they are all that rare. I have also found that it is next to impossible to be both a responsible breeder of cats/dogs and someone who can make a "fortune" doing it.
  6. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I have a cat with seven toes, his paw ooks like a mitten!


  7. NoelTate

    NoelTate Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mobile, AL
    Six toed cats are unusual but not necessarily rare. They are called polydactyl. Ernest Hemmingway was known for his love of cats and was given a polydactyl by a friend. His home in Key West is open as a museum today and keeps descendants of his original cats, selecting a few for breeding while spaying most. They all have 6 toes. There is an area around Baltimore where almost all the feral cats have 6 toes. It's just a different gene that some cats carry. It's not anymore valuable than any other cat. I had a friend give me one in college, and he was one of the best cats I had ever lived with. He had a great personality. They look like they are wearing gloves all the time.
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    A friend had some and called them Mitten Kittens. They are really cute. Hers could open doors and get into more trouble, since they used the extra digits the way we use thumbs.
  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    They are not that uncommon at all. I have heard it is a result of cross breeding/kitty incest.
    I have never heard of anyone getting money for it [​IMG]
    This is a stray "blacky" i took home from my work. Hard to believe he was borderline feral when i found him.
    Took 2 1/2 months to get near him. He has a few extra toes on each front foot. But i think as stray cats go, there is surely some cross breeding.

  10. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Well that what I thought, I really did not think I had hit a gold mine, I saved this kitten from death she is not even a year old and she is in the house, So when she slipped out and was missing for a few days Guess what happened, then I could not get her in the vet to get fixed, then she started to show, I did not have the heart to kill her babies, but she will be in the vet to get fixed as soon as she has these babies, I do not need to add to the pet over load, but her babies will live here with us and they will all be fixed asap. but we do need cats to eat mice where we live, lets hope they donot like CHICKEN!![​IMG]

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