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SunnyMeadeFarm 11-29-2012 01:29 PM

How big will he get?
 
I have a kitten who is a few months now, maybe 5-6 not sure exactly.

I got him from our petting zoo we run in the summer were we find homes for accident kittens. I couldn't pass this guy up, we only had my 10 year old cat at the time so I said why not.

But you are reading this thinking I can talking about a normal kitten, lol. that the best part....

Meet Diego, I know hes not a extraordinarily amazing kitty.... but you have to admit I did good not letting him pass be by....

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ch6our.png
http://i48.tinypic.com/2holq3n.png

So on to my question..... How big do you think he could get? when does a kitten stop growing? hes probably a foot and a half long and 9 inches to his shoulder now.

Cacowgirl 11-29-2012 04:18 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but that is a very unique cat!

themacpack 11-29-2012 04:22 PM

I love folded ears :-)
No telling, really, just how big he will get, but it does seem he has a little growing left to do (that said, I have had them stop growing at 5-6 months too - ie my current midget kitty Darwin). Even if you had litter mates to reference it wouldn't be any real tell as you can have very different sizes w/in the same litter of kittens. He is adorable. He will likely be the 10+ pound range, they often level off as they start to hit kitty puberty, which he's about at the right age for that. Cats do most of their growing in that first 6 months.

Fulford15 11-29-2012 05:14 PM

What a beautiful cat! Love the ears, so neat!

My 2 cats stopped growing when they were about a year old, they are a bit bigger cats, I would think your cat would be around the same size so 10-15 pounds.
My other cat is 2 years old, she is still the same size as she was when she was 5-6 months old, she is just a tiny thing! I call her my "tiddle mouse", she got very ill when I first got her so I am thinking that could have impacted her growing.

SunnyMeadeFarm 12-03-2012 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by themacpack (Post 1777904)
I love folded ears :-)
No telling, really, just how big he will get, but it does seem he has a little growing left to do (that said, I have had them stop growing at 5-6 months too - ie my current midget kitty Darwin). Even if you had litter mates to reference it wouldn't be any real tell as you can have very different sizes w/in the same litter of kittens. He is adorable. He will likely be the 10+ pound range, they often level off as they start to hit kitty puberty, which he's about at the right age for that. Cats do most of their growing in that first 6 months.

We know the place he came from (He was a barn cat; the curled ears have been showing up in litters randomly around surrounding farms, thanks to one tom cat that's been around) and my best friend has his sister, who is not curled ears or bob tailed, but that's irrelevant, we are planning on getting him fixed soon, doesn't that effect growth? just wondered.

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Originally Posted by Fulford15 (Post 1777960)
What a beautiful cat! Love the ears, so neat!

My 2 cats stopped growing when they were about a year old, they are a bit bigger cats, I would think your cat would be around the same size so 10-15 pounds.
My other cat is 2 years old, she is still the same size as she was when she was 5-6 months old, she is just a tiny thing! I call her my "tiddle mouse", she got very ill when I first got her so I am thinking that could have impacted her growing.

yea, my other cat whose a long haired barn cat is upwards or 12-13 pounds, but our last cat we lost before was only little! all my neighbors cats (she a crazy cat lady, but not a unhealthy hoarder one) are huge and I see then hanging out together and wonder if he will ever get that big.

Thanks for the input everybody.

Reno Bay 12-04-2012 12:02 AM

He is gorgeous. Kind of looks like a folded and bobbed combination of my Makaio and my neighbor's Loki. A good weight is around 10 pounds if he's active. I wish to be spammed with more kitty cats.

SunnyMeadeFarm 12-05-2012 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Reno Bay (Post 1783854)
He is gorgeous. Kind of looks like a folded and bobbed combination of my Makaio and my neighbor's Loki. A good weight is around 10 pounds if he's active. I wish to be spammed with more kitty cats.

lol, I love him, hes a big ham, he likes to be rocked like a baby; like he legit while you are sitting on the couch will force himself into your arms and then roll on his back and If you don't rock/shake him a little he bites you XD

But it was so weird, my vets office had no idea about him. I was very familiar with cats with curled ears or folded ears(which is different from what he has) just from watching animal planet, but they looked at him like they had no idea why he was like that... weird.

doubleopi 12-05-2012 04:01 PM

He's definitely more of a "curl" than a "fold" Not that it really matters a whole lot since he's just a cutie...

American Curl
http://www.petfinder.com/images/breeds/cat/1010.jpg

Scottish Fold
http://www.petfinder.com/images/breeds/cat/4010.jpg

Dustbunny 12-05-2012 04:36 PM

I have no idea what size he will be but he sure is cute!
Glad you are getting him fixed soon. : )

Chevaux 12-05-2012 04:54 PM

Re your questions on neutering affecting size: It's been my experience that neutering does not minimize the size of the cat, if anything it seems to maximize their size. The neutered cats, of course, don't get the big thick tom cat neck.


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