Small cat with black paws
by Mr Mark
We have a young cat which we found in our garden as a kitten. The question i have is that it doesn't seem to be getting any bigger in size and it is about 8 months old. It has short hair. the main question is that it's pads on the bottom of it's feet are completely black. Is this a specific type of breed? It is black & "brindle" stripes in colour.
Answer by Kate
Hi well there are several breeds of cat that may have black pads only but there is also the possibility that he is a cross breed and has inherited the black pads from one set of genes.
As for the size of the cat it could simply be that he was the runt of a litter and will always be smaller than perhaps other cats in his litter would have been. My own cat is unusually small and we have always suspected that she may have been the last of a litter.
It could be that he is a cross breed of the American of British short hair which can have black paws if they are black or brindle. But there are other breeds too.
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