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Breed of my Kitten.

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by hd1, Nov 6, 2012.


  1. hd1

    hd1 Banned

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    I was told Olly was a British Short Hair tabby, but someone told me today he wasn't a BSH because his face isn't all that round. So I thought I would ask here. What Breed is he?
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  2. jo-pop

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    I don't see any BSH in him at all, his ears are too large, his face too angular and his eyes not round enough.
    That said, he is a stunning little lad and I'd be very proud to own him! :)

    He's a tabby domestic shorthair (moggy) and a fine one at that!
     
  3. Durhamchance

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    He's a very beautiful domestic kitten :)

    If you have no pedigree papers for him or his parents then there is no way to know what is in his breeding. I have to agree with your friend though, he doesn't look like a BSH to me either.
     
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    He's a cutie :001_tt1:

    He reminds me of my first ever cat, a tabby moggy called William.

    Unfortunately I have to agree that he doesn't look at all like a BSH. Sorry.
     
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    I have to agree in that he looks nothing like a BSH. Did you buy him with papers etc that say that's what he is?
    He's very lovely but Deffo not bsh
     
  6. we love bsh's

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    100% no bsh in him im afraid.
     
  7. JordanRose

    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    He's a very beautiful little moggy man :001_wub:

    Did you get him from a breeder? If so, I'd report them somehow, as he's definitely not a BSH and if kittens are being sold as such- at a BSH price- they're being very dishonest!!

    Here's what a BSH tabby should look like:
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    He looks like a domestic short hair to me, not British short hair. My bsh is my profile pic. He's a blue silver spotted bsh.
    Btw, your furbaby is beautiful! I love his inquisitive face! :)
     
  9. hd1

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    Thanks for all the info. It doesn't really matter what breed he is, I wouldn't part with him now, but I did call up the breeder asking for a BSH because I was told they were a calm cat. She told me that's what her cat was. Anyway I have no falling in love with his little wild streaks, I wouldn't want him calm lol.
     
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    If it helps, our BSH has his mental moments too! All kittens re beautiful and they will all grow in to different personalities. You can never tell from what I can see!
    I just hope you didn't pay too much for your kitty as BSH are a premium compared to a domestic?! Our ginger Tom was £70 but BSH was £400!
     
  11. hd1

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    The breeder asked for £20 for the food she had been feeding him, and a £50 donation to the rspca. Which I've been told was pretty great for BSH. Although I now know he's not lol. Btw you're cat is beautiful.
     
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    hmmm i bet that 50 went to the rspca too :D
     
  13. hd1

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    Lol it did. I donated it myself. I had to do it in front of her because she was afraid I wouldn't do it.
     
  14. JordanRose

    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    I'm wondering if they've confused BSH (British Shorthair) with DSH (Domestic Shorthair)- the latter being the proper name for a moggy :confused:

    I hope she gets her cats neutered now, as she's clearly not up to speed with cat breeds and there's no reason to be breeding moggies with so many in rescue centres already :frown2:

    Enjoy your gorgeous little Olly, he's a handsome little chap :)
     
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    really wow its still strange isnt it tho i dont know any breeders that have done that b4.
     
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    For £20 I think she must have been mistaken not trying to defraud or she would have charged much more. I remember seeing the vet write DSH on one of my cats certificates when I was a teenager and thinking that meant she was a ped. SO it's an easy mistake for the uninitiated - the cat is born in Britain and is short haired.

    However, it's not a BSH but a DSH. ANd a very pretty one.
     
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