How fluffy will these kittens get?

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It's not a great photo, but you can see their tails in the one where they are sleeping on the sofa with the dog.
Do you reckon they are going to be long or medium haired- they are about 9 weeks old.

cozietoesie Thu 26-Sep-13 22:32:46

I'd go for short haired but with a real thick coat. Just a guess though as I don't know their parents.

Dogmatix34 Thu 26-Sep-13 22:33:33

The tabby kitten is the spitting image of one of our kittens! Quite uncanny and so cute! I'm not an expert at all but the lady at the rescue centre said our kittens would be short haired once they lost their kitten fur.

cozietoesie Thu 26-Sep-13 22:35:19

PS -short haired may be what you are calling medium haired.

headsspinningforachange Thu 26-Sep-13 22:37:17

Depends on the breed tbh , though it does look just like kitten fur .
The Ginger one is gorgeous envy

My Kittens were Maine Coon cross (3/4 Maine Coon & all ended up short haired Hth

RandomMess Thu 26-Sep-13 22:39:18

We've got a sibling pair, one has much longer fur than the other even though their colourings are virtually identical - the neighbours can't tell them apart so we don't know which one is the cheeky gate crasher grin

Jux Thu 26-Sep-13 22:42:42

I reckon they're short hairs. Kittens' tails tend to look enormous but they grow into them. We used to have a Tail-with-a-Small-Kitten-Attached, but now we have a pretty normal 4 year old cat.

We did have a fluffy cat - not long hair, about half way. She got diarrhoea once......

Euew at the diarrhoea. We've had some pooey bum incidents already so I'm not keen on them being too fluffy.
I thought it was just kitten fur too but after seeing a bunch of other kittens today they were a lot sleeker and I wondered how fluffy they were going to get.

Jux Fri 27-Sep-13 09:41:01

I know someone whose kitten - 3or 4 months old - got really filthy once. Not having had a cat before, she just du,ped her in the bath and washed her with cat shampoo. Thereafter the kitten/cat gets a bath at least once a month and loves it shock

She really does! She comes running when the cat shampoo is opened! Jumps into the bubbly water. It's astonishing and hilarious!!!

Start them early with regular baths, I say! Too late for ours sad

Jux Fri 27-Sep-13 09:41:42

Though there is always the old How to Bath a Cat technique. I'll see if I can find it.

Jux Fri 27-Sep-13 09:45:35

Here it is. For those Especially pooey days.... www.humorbin.com/showitem.asp?item=6

LOL- it might actually clean the toilet too!

TheMoonInJune Fri 27-Sep-13 19:52:59

I have three fluffters. Try to get them used to having their legs spread and playing with the fur round their bottoms (I know!) My male fluffy is fine with having knots cut/taken out but the girl will not let me anywhere near.

Girl had kittens, two fluffs, two short haired. I kept a short haired and a fluff!

WinterWinds Mon 30-Sep-13 16:11:45

Look to be short haired with thick coats to me, possibly semi longhaired. But it is quite hard to tell looking at the photos.

All of mine are semi or longhaired cats, and if its not immediately obvious then look at their ear tufts to see how long they are. See if they have Tufts of fur between their toes and have a look to see if the the fur on their tail is gradually moving down, This will continue as they get older. Giving them the bushy basil brush tail.

But whatever they turn out to be then get them used to being groomed straight away.
As I found with my shorthaired cat he moulted far more than the semi's and longhairs ever did and he also used to get small matted areas when his self grooming lessened.

And another one I had (Ragdoll) who I couldn't groom for love nor money, he would attack as soon as e saw the brush. I had to go to the vets once a year to have him shaved under anaesthetic!!!!

DidoTheDodo Mon 30-Sep-13 16:57:01

I have no idea - but aren't they cute???

Hmm I think they probably are going to be thick furred, but not particularly
long haired.
They are cute though- have chucked up another photo ;)

hellymelly Mon 30-Sep-13 17:30:47

They are gorgeous. I have kitten envy now. Dogs look lovely too. Oh and I think quite fluffy, but not like a persian. (I had a cat who had three kittens and one looked like yours, the other two were standard short hairs, but the fluffier kitten was a fluffy adult, just not super long if that makes sense!

CatOfTheDay Mon 30-Sep-13 23:09:36

I think short haired too - our two longer haired ones already had little squirrel tails when they were that size.

They DO look very fuzzy and soft though! smile

cozietoesie Mon 30-Sep-13 23:26:23

I'd agree about getting them used to grooming. A short hair can still carpet a room in two hours so the sooner they start learning to enjoy their groom the better. (Best to incorporate it as part of their love-in of an evening when they're nice and relaxed: just a few strokes on back and then flanks at first.)

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