While Abyssinian cats definitely have obvious traits that can make it easy to identify them, it is not uncommon to come across non-purebred Abyssinian mixed cats. Many owners of Abyssinian cats have discovered that their cat is a mix. If you want to know whether your Abyssinian cat is a mix or a purebred, read on for some handy identification tips!
Cat Fanciers can spot an Abyssinian from a mile away but a beginner to the breed might need some help, even with those big pointy ears as clues! Like all breeds, the Abyssinian has evolved over time, adapting to new environments and genetic mutations. There have been subtle and significant changes, both in physical characteristics and personality traits. Because of the widespread popularity of the breed, there are many Abyssinian mix breeds as well. So how do you spot a purebred Abyssinian?