As some of you might know there is mystery surrounding the sex of one of my newborn kitties. Tinks was the first to be born, and two hours or so after the birth we had a look at sexing them all. Now I am not experienced at sexing kittens, so using an online diagram (well a few actually) I had a go. Tinks looked like a girl, as did Itty and Chaz with Cain being a boy. Now, when Tinks lost weight on day 3 (I think, I'll check in a bit) she lost 4g. I was worried and so contacted my mentor. After a discussion about Tinks and what we could try to improve things, it was decided that I would try checking on them every hour or so to begin with, and if Tinks wasn't feeding we should move one of the bigger kits (Itty and Chaz) and pop Tinks on the nipple to give her a chance. Tinks had been continually shoved off the nipple by Cain before the day of weightloss, and on the day of weightloss the other two had also been pushing her off. Well I'm pleased to say it worked and she gained beautifully, and still is Anyway, back to the sexing. During the conversation about Tinks with my mentor, I mentioned that I still wasn't sure of Chaz' sex and colour, I had thought she was a Lilac Tortie like Itty, but this was now in doubt. So her sex was not reliable. So I suggested taking pictures of all of their bits to show her, and she could then hopefully sex them better than I could as she is experienced. This is one of the images I originally used to try and sex the kits: These were the first set of images to be taken of their sexy bits: After these pictures were mailed to another cat breeding site by my mentor for advice, a few vets and cat breeders confirmed the sexes of Itty, Chaz and Cain. But there was some concern over Tinks' bits. So a bit later I took another shot of her bits when she wasn't so wet (she has a habit of peeing on me every time I pick her up, she never does it to my hubby though :lol. She peed on me again, but this time I dabbed her dry a bit with some cotton wool: It was after this image that the 'concern' was revealed to me. The thoughts were that Tinks had both male and female parts, making her an hermaphrodite! :eek6: After doing some research and asking advice from my mentor, I was reassured that this isn't necessarily a big problem or a health problem. But she did need checking by a vet to make sure everything else is OK down there. I have her booked in tomorrow as they couldn't fit her in today. She is still eating well and gaining weight, otherwise I would have pushed for an emergency appointment. I took another picture last night while Tinks was for once -dry! After again showing this to my mentor, she commented that she didn't want to get my hopes up, but that she indeed looks better in this image. So I guess tomorrow we shall see! There is one other possibility, and that is that Tinks is actually a boy. If this is the case she/he will most definitely be a blue/cream Tortie, making him a very rare kitten indeed. But I doubt this ... though I have always seen my Rilly-Pops as a special girl, I doubt we would be lucky enough there. Your thoughts and experience with this kind of thing is greatly appreciated, as I am a person that likes to have as much information as possible. Even if it's just experience of owning an Hermaphrodite cat! I have heard that spaying such a cat is more difficult because they have to open them up more to get both bits out. Is this true?