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Egyptian Mau

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Okay my mom's cousin came down and was talking about her daughter's cat that had wandered into their garage and they found out that their cat is an Egyptian Mau.

    Now I am wondering if my Tiger is an Egyptian Mau because he has the markings around the eyes and the rings around his tail, plus the spots except fro where he is really white.

    what do you guys think? Think he could be part Egyptian Mau? I have a hub with pics of him, the Automatic purring and Midnight kisses if you want to see what he looks like. I'm really curious now. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Nobody gonna help me? sad I really want to know if you think tiger is just a tabby or an egyptian mau...I'm really curious

  3. wychic profile image91
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    To me he looks like a regular tabby; there has been an Egyptian Mau in my extended family for the last ten years and he has some very distinctive blue-grey coloring and almost Bengal-esque markings.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks wychic...I guess to me Tiger will always be an Egyptian Raccoon. lol but I do have to say Egypitan Mau's are beautiful! Do you have any pictures up of yours?

  5. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago


    He has far too much white on him, the Mau is only white on it's underbelly ... a little on the throat. His ears and face shape are also off. But his markings are beautiful and not knowing his background - who knows?

    The tabby cat markings usually include tail ringing and mascara eyes. But your kittens' marking are quite defined. See what he looks like as an adult. big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks frog...I appreciate that. and yea he has HUGE paws...he gonna be a big kittie lol  and he does strut around like he's all that lmao maybe he has the Egyptian Mau gene lol

    Don't know since we adopted him from Cats In Need.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    He definitely could have some Mau in him, or Bengal or Ocicat, due to the spots. But I'd say he is more tabby than anything smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks UW....yea i'm thinking tabby with a hint of something else but what? lol

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    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    To me, he looks like a tiger cat. (My favorite 'breed'...I've only had tabbys). Either way, he is ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS and beautiful. His picture seriously almost made me tear up because he is just so cute and adorable! I want a kitten again!!!!!! big_smile

    I will be the first to admit that I am a huge kitten/kitty freak. LOL!!!

    I *think* it is ok for me to post the link to your hub, so here it is : http://hubpages.com/hub/Automatic-Purri … ght-Kisses

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Aaaa girly_girl....can't have any more kittens? and trust me I am the same way lol

    1. girly_girl09 profile image75
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have two cats right now....they take up all of my attention. big_smile I am very tempted to get another. My youngest is 3....so it has been a while!

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    One is enough for me smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Ahh...got ya girly_girl...and one? only one? I love all 3 of my babies even if Tiger likes to mark the guest room as his territory LMAO

    Where I volunteer they have this great sign saying "cats are like potato Chips, you can't just have one." lmao

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    mdrookposted 8 years ago

    a couple of sure fire ways to know if you have a Mau or not
    1. Maus have a flap of extra skin in front of their back legs. Egyptian Mau's are the fastest domestic cats and this extra skin enhances thier agility

    2. Mascara like lines around their eyes. There eyes are always green except may be copperish when babies

    3. An M shaped line on their forehead (this is also a characteristic of the Maine Coon Cat)

    Good Luck


  13. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Plain tabby.

    Cute cat though. Definitely like all the white on him.

  14. neoyyf profile image81
    neoyyfposted 8 years ago

    It would be very unlikely that you would find an Egyptian Mau from a rescue.  These beautiful pedigree cats are worth around £1000 in the UK, and more for a female.  I would assume that such expensive cats would be microchipped so any stray Egyptian Maus found will go back to their owners.  Don't forget that Bengals have spots too so your tabby could be crossed Bengal which is more likely.

    Another thing to look out for is if your cat likes water.  Egyptian Maus love water and will even play in it!