I think this is a Seal Point Snowshoe kitten

by Jesse
(Lexington, Kentucky)

He's very affectionately and playful. I adopted him 2 weeks ago from the shelter.

I'm posting because I was wondering if his dark feet means he is not a snow shoe? That is just what the papers I got from the shelter say.

Editor's note: Thank you for adopting!

I'll give you my thoughts...

The only way to determine breed for sure is to have paperwork from a breeder. That is, of course, not possible here.

Snowshoes have an inverted white "V" on their faces which gives them a more pronounced mask. As you've pointed out, they also have white feet.

So, he doesn't meet that criteria (although I can't say that he doesn't have Snowshoe blood). I'd say he looks more like a Tonkinese.

But... it also looks like he's got longer-than-short hair, though, so I'm thinking Balinese (essentially a longhair Siamese but recognized as a separate breed) or Ragdoll might be in there somewhere.

Whatever he is, he's a cutie!
-Kurt

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Jul 25, 2013
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Birman
by: Anonymous

I go with a Birman look.

Jul 25, 2013
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Ragdoll?
by: Deannie

We have a Ragdoll that looks very similar, called mitted sealpoint. There are lots of web pages for Ragdolls.

Jul 25, 2013
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Beautiful Baby
by: Anonymous

He is a chocolate point (denoted by the dark nose mask and lighter outer mask), not Seal Point and possibly crossed with Persian which would make him Himalayan, a breed to his own. He also has the applehead configuration in that his face is more rounded than a traditional Siamese.
He is very beautiful and very lucky to have you. Thank you for adopting.

Jul 25, 2013
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Well...
by: Mica FI

His fur is longer than Siamese fur, so he is definitely a mix, and I'm not so sure about the Color Point.

Jul 25, 2013
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Not a Snowshoe!
by: Janice

I have a Snowshoe. Look them up online. The comment about the color of the pads is true. Best way to tell the color of Siamese kittens too.

Jul 25, 2013
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Feet
by: Anonymous

Snow shoe cats have white feet. This is a seal point.

Jul 25, 2013
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Snowshoe kitten
by: Anonymous

I got from a breeder a Snowshoe but she does not have white feet she looks like this one. Personality like Siamese, can't pick her up but playful.

Jul 25, 2013
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Siamese cat
by: Anonymous

Snowshoes usually have white feet and white on their face. I would say this is a seal or chocolate point. Look at the paw pads, what color are they?

If they are really dark, almost black then it's a seal point. If they are closer to a chocolate brown then chocolate point. >^..^< Adorable kitty in any case!

Jul 25, 2013
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Kitten
by: Anonymous

I think this is a Siamese kitty.

Jul 25, 2013
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Gorgeous
by: Kirsten

It looks like a Sealpoint Himalayan. Just beautiful!❤

Jul 25, 2013
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Your cat
by: Marilyn

I have a Snowshoe Siamese and he has 4 white feet and white on his face and chest and belly. I do not think this cat is a Snowshoe.

Jul 25, 2013
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Doesn't matter
by: Jeanne

Doesn't matter the breed. He's adorable that is all that counts!!!!

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