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How can you tell what kind of cat you have?

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A cat must have a traceable pedigree covering several generations before it can be registered as a pedigree cat of a particular breed. Any cat without a pedigree is considered to be a domestic cat. Domestic cats can be short haired, medium haired or long haired.

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Cats of both pedigreed and domestic types are further distinguished by their coloration. One of the most common color patterns is the tabby, a cat with stripes. Cats can also be a solid color. Calico and tortoiseshell patterns are exhibited by tricolor cats. Some cats have a color pattern called "pointed," most commonly seen in Siamese pedigreed cats.

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