I don't think he looks like either.
Most cats we own are mixed breed domestic cats, not purebreds. If your cat has some similar features as a purebred cat which you've seen, it doesn't necessarily mean your cat is that breed. For instance, a shorthair cat that was born in America is not necessarily an American Shorthair cat. Just as not every black cat is a Bombay, and not every gray cat is a Chartreux. Terms like calico, tortoise shell, tabby, and tuxedo are words used to describe the color and pattern; they are not breeds. Also, moggy (meaning DSH or random bred cat) is a term used in the UK.
“A domestic shorthaired cat (DSH) is a cat fancy term used to describe a shorthaired cat that does not have a pedigree or belong to a recognized cat breed. The domestic shorthair should not be confused with the American Shorthair, which is a Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) recognized breed.
Domestic shorthaired cats are characterized by a wide range of coloring and typically 'revert to type' after a few generations, which means they express their coats as a tabby. This can be any color or combination of colors. They also exhibit a wide range of physical characteristics and, as a result, domestic shorthaired cats in different countries tend to look different in body shape and size, as they are working from differing gene pools. DSH cats in Asia tend to have a build similar to a purebred Siamese cat or Tonkinese cat, while European and American varieties have a thicker, heavier build.”
Why would you pay a friend of a friend $250 for a DSH cat? I hope he came neutered, with his shots or something! Most people have a hard enough time trying to GIVE kittens away. You could have gone to a shelter.
:-\ What a rip-off!
· 1 decade ago