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depends on the space in between both 'bits', if they are close together then it is female, if there is a space (where the boys bits will develop) then its a boy
 

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Actually by 8 weeks you should be able to see the scrotum forming which will obviously be in between the two vents. One of the suggestions is to look at the rear end and if you see a colon : it's a female and if you see an exclamation mark ! it's a male.

Here's a photo of a 7 week old male kitten - you can clearly see an exclamation mark and the beginnings of the scrotum appearing.

 

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Much better way of explaining it! I didnt know myself until I took a couple of foster kittens on 3 weeks ago and needed to sex them!
 

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:lol2: love the female he is defo a he then his bits look exactly like the first pic thanks for the help!!
No probs. Good you've got a boy - they're great! If I hadn't been breeding I would have a house of males! You cannot beat a neutered male cat as a pet imao! :grin1:
 

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he is not mine unfortunatley I am allergic to cats really bad he is one of the girls i work with but she bought him in yesterday and he is beautiful he is all white with one green eye and one blue right little bouncy thing so healthy and full of energy he is great she named him charlie yesterday
 

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An odd-eyed white - not very common outside the pedigree world!

Just as well though, cos if both eyes were blue, he'd probably be deaf!
 

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The odd-eyes will have come from his persian mother then - I thought it was extremely rare in moggies.

As long as he has one green eye he won't be deaf - weird isn't it?
 

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Bath it every couple of weeks and you shouldn't have a problem!

Studies done in the USA have discovered that regular baths lessen the dander that causes the allergy! At first they recommended 'spritzing' the cat with distilled water, but more recently they are just saying regular baths!
 

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:crazy:Can;t promise it'll work of course! :grin1: But a lot of people are now keeping cats who couldn't years ago by using this method.

Also with perseverence you can de-sensitise. My friend started going out with someone who was allergic to cats and every time he went to a cat show, he managed about an hour in the hall and had to go out.

When she lived at her parents' home all her cats had to live outside, as her father had severe asthma and a bad heart, and we all thought that when she married him that her cats would all have to stay outside or she would let them go.

However, he has de-sensitised and in their own home she now has all the cats indoors except for her stud cats and he spends all day at cat shows now without a problem - so it can happen.

My husband has developed breathing problems since we got cats instead of dogs and has to use an inhaler every morning and evening to manage his condition. He is fine with ours, as you can see from the photograph I posted of him in the "post your other half section", but when he visits a friend of ours who has Burmese cats (short haired) he lasts about an hour and then he starts wheezing. She, on the other hand has severe asthma and lives quite happily with her 5 Burmese, but when she comes to our house with our semi-longhaired cats, she has to get her inhaler out after less than an hour. Weird!
 

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thank you so much for all your info its your cats and kittens on your website that sold them to me you never know i may be in touch in the near future to claim one of your babies
 

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Thanks very much for that compliment, however, as far as getting a kitten from me is concerned, sorry, but you're too late - I stopped breeding a couple of years ago.

No reason other than I'm on my maximum number of cats and just couldn't keep a female kitten when my youngest queen was ready to be neutered, so I had to pack it in. A lot of "ambitious" breeders will move on the older queens once they stop breeding to be able to keep new female kittens to breed from, but I don't agree with that. First and foremost, my cats are my pets, the breeding and showing is a bonus not the "be all and end all" of my cat ownership. I could no more part with an old breeding female than I could part with my children! (although there have been many days when I wished I'd parted with my daughter ! :grin1: :grin1:

Seriously, though, if you ever decide to give it a try get back to me and I'll find you a breeder you can trust who breeds cats that are well socialised and have good temperaments!
 

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Well, nothing comes guaranteed in life, but at least when you buy a pedigree you know (within reason) what the temperament and personality is like. So if you want a cat who will lie around and do little or nothing, there's a breed that will suit. If you want a cat that will be following you about like a dog, there's a breed that will suit. Unfortunately, when you buy a non-pedigree you have no way of knowing what the personality will be like when it's fully grown.

Also (and this will sound really selfish) I want to know what the animal is going to look like when it's fully grown and with some puppies and kittens you can't possibly know that for certain if they aren't 'true-bred'.

Just my opinion of course! I've nothing personally against non-pedigrees.
 
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