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Kittens - sexing, weight chart and more

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Janee, Jun 17, 2008.


  1. Janee

    Janee PetForums VIP

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    Sexing Kittens

    Heres a short guide and photos on Sexing Kittens. Sometimes it can be very difficult to tell the sex of a young kitten,especially a kitten under 2 weeks old, but if you look at the photos below it should be able to help you.

    Just Lift up the kittens tail. The opening just under the tail is the kittens anus. Below the anus is the genital opening which is round in males and is a vertical slit in females. In kittens of similar size, the distance between the anus and the genital opening is quite a bit bigger in the males than the females.

    Male Kitten
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    Female Kitten
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    Photos taken from www.mystic-tree.co.uk
     
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    Gosh these pictures so clear!
     
  3. Saikou

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    Those pictures regularly appear on here. :)
     
  4. pagan1161270

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    we were sold a blue point siamese as a tom but we are not quite sure whether it is or not. we ahve attached a pic and hope you can help
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  5. Milly22

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    bit blurry but looks girlish!
     
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    iwill try and get a better one in the morning and put it on
     
  7. Chez87

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    Looks like a girl to me too!
     
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    Wanted to ask where is the weighting chart?
     
  10. WallsendJan

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    My cat just had a litter on Monday. Our fault for not speying but we were actually only meant to look after her for someone who, in the end, couldn't keep her anyway. She's 19 months old now and we took her in at 10 weeks. It's been a scary week but the advice on here has been a godsend. Mum is a lovely ginger kitty and all 4 of her babies are ginger too. I think one of them is a girl. I've weighed them today and they're all approx 6 ounces. All seem content. Their tummies are soft and they eat, sleep pee and poo when mum licks them. She won't be having anymore though, far too stressful but the vet says all is fine. She's being speyed asap.
     
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    picture is a bit fuzzy but i would put money on your cat being a girly :D
     
  12. 1Joanna1

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    Can anyone help me ? I've been trying to guess if casper's a guy or a girl :/
    Any idea? I know the pictures aren't that clear due to its high level of activeness but anw here's his/her picture:
     

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    HI, where is the weight chart?
     
  14. spid

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    very very fuzzy so really can't tell - but maybe a girl? The vets will be able to tell when he/she goes for her/his jabs.
     
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    doesn't seem to be here - but 100g a week of age is about right. SO a 14 week old kitten should weigh around 1.4kg.
     
  16. Millysmummy

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    Very helpful sticky, hopefully come in useful in a few months,
     
  17. sharonbee

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    This post with the photos of boy and girl has really helped me sexing our kittens,
    It is so different from just diagrams of drawings I have seen.

    Since looking at these pics we now know for sure that we have one boy and 2 girls.

    Thankyou for posting this thread it is very useful.:)
     
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    An Informational Kitten Growth Chart, Monitoring Kitten Growth

    from another site but usefull -
    Here is a weight chart for Mainecoon kittens from Birth to leaving


    Maybe give some new breeders or kitten owners that would like to have a comparison an idea?





    Mainecoon.

    Wks - Male - Female
    00 - 113 - 107
    01 - 218 - 212
    02 - 318 - 306
    03 - 424 - 403
    04 - 532 - 502
    05 - 646 - 611
    06 - 786 - 732
    07 - 967 - 863
    08 - 1090 - 997
    09 - 1235 - 1121
    10 - 1406 - 1262
    11 - 1579 - 1405
    12 - 1769 - 1567

    For reference:

    1 ounce = 28.35 grams
    100 grams = 3.5 ounces
    454 grams is one pound

    Minimum birth weights was around 75 grams for females and 83 grams for males.
    Minimum weights at 12 weeks were 1200 grams for females and 1370 for males.
     
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  19. Daisydoo87

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    Found this post and wanted your opinion.......do you think this is a boy?

    He is a Calico 3 day old kitten......I am under the assumption that if he is male he is rare? X

    Any feed back would be greatly appreciated x thank you :)
     

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    Morning all! I'm trying to decide what sex this little bundle of fluff is! We believe its a boy but as he is so young we can't decide x
     

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