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.
Nobody gonna help me? I really want to know if you think tiger is just a tabby or an egyptian mau...I'm really curious
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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!!!!!!
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
Aaaa girly_girl....can't have any more kittens? and trust me I am the same way lol
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
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)
Cute cat though. Definitely like all the white on him.
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!
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