AB Abyssinian JB Japanese Bobtail AC American Curl KT Korat AL Americal Longhair MC Maine Coon AS American Shorthair MX Manx AW American Wirehair NB Nebelung BA Balinese NF Norwegian Forest BB American Bobtail OC Ocicat BG Bengal OS Oriental Shorthair BI Birman OL Oriental Longhair BO Bombay PS Persian BR Bristol RB Russian Blue BS British Shorthair RD Ragdoll BU Burmese SA Safari CR Cornish Rex SF Scottish Fold CX Chartreux SG Singapura CY Cymric SI Siamese DL Domestic longhair SN Snowshoe DM Domestic mediumhair SO Somali DR Devon Rex SP California Spangled DS Domestic shorthair SR Selkirk Rex EM Egyptian Mau SS Scottish Fold Longhair ES Exotic Shorthair SX Sphynx EU European Shorthair TA Turkish Angora GR German Rex TF Tiffany HB Havana Brown TO Tonkinese HI Himalayan TV Turkish VanMixed breeds, if known, can be combined in descending order of contribution (eg: MC+SI). If a cat "looks like" a particular breed but parentage is unknown, breed can be enclosed in quotation marks.
R Red (Orange) W White S Silver B Black O Brown C Chocolate L Lilac D Ruddy G GoldModifiers:
d Diluted (i.e.: Red->Cream, Black->Blue(Grey), etc.) t Tabby (classic or mackeral pattern) r Tortoiseshell p Pointed s Smoke c Chinchilla k Ticked m Mink o Spotted h ShadedColors can be combined in descending order (eg: B+W)
B Blue A Aqua G Green H Hazel C Copper Y Gold (yellow)Odd-eye colors can be separated by '/', eg: B/G. Colors can also be added for mixed colors, eg: G+Y = green-gold.
yy or yy.mm, eg: 5 = five years old, 1.5 = 17 months, .10 = ten months.
X Female, spayed, no interest. X+ Female, spayed, but still interested. X++ Female, intact, but not particularly excitable. X+++ I am a kitten factory. Y Male, neutered, no interest. Y+ Male, neutered, but still interested. Y++ Male, intact, but not particularly excitable. Y+++ I would go through a burning building to get at a female in heat.Size:
L--- I fit easily into your shirt pocket. L-- I can curl up in two cupped hands. L- I'm somewhere between kitten-sized and average. L I'm average cat size, just right for your lap. L+ I'm starting to slip off the side of your lap. L++ I'm large enough to make a German Shepard think twice. L+++ People sometimes mistake me for a mountain lion.Weight:
W-- I'm so thin that you can count my bones. W- I'm slim, but healthy. W I'm an average cat, not too thin and not too fat. W+ I'm a heavy cat, but it's all muscle. W++ I need to go on a diet.Claws:
C--- I've been declawed front and back C-- I've been declawed in front C- I have claws, but they're covered with Soft Paws(tm). C+ I have claws, but they're clipped regularly. C++ My claws are unclipped, but they're kind of dull. C+++ I have ten razor-sharp implements of death. (Comments about the "correct" number of claws to /dev/null.) Note: "C+" can be substituted for "C" for a polydactyl.
I+++ You mean there's a world outside? I++ I live indoors most of the time, but sneak out sometimes. I+ I prefer to live indoors, but go outside when I feel like it. I I drift between indoors and outdoors at will. I- I come indoors to sleep and eat, but not much else. I-- I'm allowed inside once in a while, but I eat and sleep outdoors. I--- Why would anyone want to live in there?Tempermant:
T+++ I'm a furry ball of affection and love everybody. T++ I like meeting new people and am affectionate with most. T+ I'm shy about meeting new people, but am affectionate with those that I know well. T I have a few special humans I really like, the rest I tolerate. T- People are OK for feeding and playing, but not much else. T-- I'm annoyed by humans and avoid it if possible. T--- DON'T TOUCH ME OR I'LL SHRED YOU!!Note: Many cats appear to be split-personalities, eg: T++/T--
A+++ All photos of me are blurred. A++ I am always getting into, under, or on top of things and am hardly ever still. A+ If you don't play with me, I'll find a way to play by myself. A It's easy to get me to play, but I like to sleep, too. A- I work very hard at sleeping, but like to chase the occasional toy. A-- I may show signs of life in the presence of an excellent toy. A--- They thought I was dead, until they started the can opener.Eating:
E+++ Nothing even remotely edible is safe when I'm around. E++ I'm always hungry. What are you having? E+ I would rather eat than play with a toy. E I enjoy good food, but sometimes the stuff I get is fit only for an ally cat. E- I'll wait until the others eat. E-- I'd rather play with a toy. E--- I eat just enough to get by.Hunting:
H Food comes in a box, right? H+ I chase anything that moves, but am not quite sure what to do with it if I catch it. H++ I kill an occasional small rodent, bird or lizard, but would never eat one. (Well, hardly ever.) H+++ I regularly kill and eat small prey. How else would I get fed?Smurgling:
S I wouldn't be caught dead doing it! S+ I sneak an occasional smurgle. S++ When I'm in the mood, I can smurgle with the best of them. S+++ Everybody leaves my house dripping with kitty-drool. Note: "smurgling" is defined as kneading while simultaneously nuzzling, licking or sucking.Vocalization:
V+++ Everyone in the neighborhood deserves the benefit of hearing my magnificent voice. V++ I have long, meaningful conversations with people. V+ I have a small but useful vocabulary of important words, like: "Food!", "Play!", and: "Clean the box!" V I'll let you know when it's dinner time, don't expect to hear from me until then. V- I know how to say "Feed me!", but I must be very hungry to do so.Intelligence ("IQ"):
Q-- Every time I blink, I discover a whole new world. Q- The principals of gravity still escape me. Q I'm an average cat: cunning, but no real reasoning. Q+ I'm pretty quick-witted--for a cat. Q++ I display near-human reasoning sometimes, such as double-takes and abstract reasoning.Lap affinity:
P- I'd rather lie on a hard rock than in a person's lap. P I'll use your lap if you're in the right room and I'm in the mood. P+ I prefer laps to any other type of resting place, but they have to belong to people I like. P++ I am a total lap fungus. (Hurry up and sit down!)Belly sensitivity:
B-- Touching my belly is cause for me to take your arm off at the elbow. B- I like to lay on my back and show my belly, but you'd better not touch it. B Well, OK, you can rub my belly...but not too much! B+ Please rub my belly. Oh, yes, do it some more!! B++ I like to have my belly "drummed".Purr activity:
PA-- Me purr? Never! PA- I'll think about it if you pat or feed me enough. PA I like to show my appreciation when patted or fed. PA+ Pat me and I'll rumble. PA++ I'll purr as soon as you enter the room.Purr loudness:
PL- You'll have to put your ear against my tummy to hear me. PL I'm an average purrer. PL+ I'm a little louder than the average cat. PL++ I'm a real power purrer! PL+++ I've been known to set off car alarms.Courtesy of Eric Williams, owner of, or, depending on whose perspective, owned by:
TGC Vincent: MC (B+S)t G+Y 1.3 Y L++ C+ T+ I+++ H+ S++ V+ F++
Murphy: DS W+(B+R)t+R Y 1.4 Y L C+ T- I+++ H+ A+ F+ B