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How to tell what breed your cat is

Cats are a diverse lot and there are many different breeds of cat. While many people think of just one type of cat when they think of the word “cat”, there is a whole world of cats out there, and each one is unique in the ways they look, their ways of communicating, and the way they behave.

You may have heard of some of these cat breeds, but you may not have noticed that they look different from each other. Here are some of the most common cat breeds and their differences:

Manx

The Manx is a cat that has a mutation on the “Q” gene, so they have a very short tail, and they walk on their hind legs. Manx cats were originally bred in the Isle of Man, which is a small island off the coast of Ireland.

Tonkinese

This cat is also a mutation of the “Q” gene, and they also have a short tail. However, the Tonkinese does not walk on its hind legs, instead, it walks on its front legs. The Tonkinese is a very popular cat breed, and it is often used as a “spokes cat”.

Ocicat

This is a very common cat breed, and it is one of the oldest cat breeds. It is a cat that is not a mutation on the “Q” gene, but instead is a mutation on the “A” gene. The Ocicat is a cat that has a pointy nose, and it looks like a mini-Siamese cat.

Abyssinian

This is another cat that has a “Q” mutation, and it is a very popular cat breed. The Abyssinian is a very beautiful cat, and they have very long, thick fur. Although the Abyssinian is a very beautiful cat, it is also a very “clumsy” cat, and it has a very hard time walking on its hind legs.

Oriental

The Oriental is a very beautiful cat. They are a very exotic looking cat, and they have very long, silky fur. The Oriental is another cat that has a “Q” mutation, but it is not the same as the Manx. Instead, the Oriental is a mutation on the “B” gene.

Persian

The Persian is another cat that has a “Q” mutation, but it is not the same as the Manx and Tonkinese. Instead, the Persian is a mutation on the “T” gene. The Persian is a very long-haired cat, and it has a very soft texture to its fur.

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