When your new kittens are born and mum and babies are settled down it is not unusual to want to know what sex the kittens are………in fact I would say sometimes that some people find it vitally important to know just what sex their new kittens are! Your queen and the new babies could not care less though and as far as I know still do not come with little labels on so I thought it may be useful to put down my experiences on this page. When comparing a male and female kitten together the differences are usually fairly obvious but imagine having a litter of boys or a full litter of girls!!!!
How to sex kittens? It can be tricky. Sexing Kittens or indeed cats is a problem for breeders sometimes and certainly for people not intimately involved in the cat world.
Kitten genitals are not as developed as adult cats, making gender determination a crapshoot. Don't disrupt the mother-kitten flow within the first few weeks of life. If a kitten is handled too much during this time, the mother may abandon it and stop nursing it altogether.
Your cat has given birth to a litter of delightful kittens, each and every one of them as cute as a button. Not that it matters much, a cute kitten is a cute kitten whatever its gender, you are keen to know which are the boys and which are the girls. You've taken a peep and they all look pretty much the same down there. Ah, what about this orange kitty, must be a boy right?
If you're having difficulty determining how to tell the sex of a kitten or trying to sort out a litterit's no surprise. Many people have difficulty telling male kittens from females since there is so much fur obscuring the view. However, sexing kittens is actually easier than you may think once you know exactly what to look for.
In fact, for some reason the animal shelter staff thought I was a boy! Boy kitties have two dots with some space in between where the scrotum will eventually be visible. Dahlia: Male cats have a penile opening.
This information is not meant to be a substitute for veterinary care. Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. You just brought home a kitten that you intend to name Sam but your roommate tells you that you had better consider the name Samantha instead.
The easiest way to sex a kitten is to compare the litter and the differences will then be obvious. However,even experienced breeders and vets have been known to get the sex of a kitten wrong, so that George eventually ends up Georgina. For the male kitten, the bum looks like a colon, with the top dot the anus and the bottom dot the sheath for its penis.
However, if it is from someone with no experience it can be quite difficult when the kitten is small — as kittens grow the process gets easier. In female cats the anus and vulva openings are close together and look like the letter 'i'. In a male cat there are small testicles under the anus and the penis is below these — see pictures.