The domestic cat is Felis catus, felis being the genus and catus the species.
The cheetah on the other hand is Acinonyx jubatus, a completely different genus.
So those can’t even crossbreed with a cheetah even though they’re genetically more similar to them than a house cat.
Can a Tiger mate with a house cat?
Ocelot can hybridize with domestic cats (Bristol breed). So yes !! Tiger and house cat are joined by a chain of hybridizable species. Cat and tiger share 96% of genetic material and (unlike human/chimps) they have same number of chromosomes which are very similar looking.
Can a lion breed with a cheetah?
No. First off, they’re genetically incompatible because they are from two separate genus, Lions being from panthera and Cheetahs being from acinonyx. The semen and eggs produced by the males and females of each species are not cross compatible.
Which cats can interbreed?
Four of the five species of the big cats (the Panthera genus – lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard), the exception being the snow leopard can hybridize with each other to produce numerous hybrids.
Is Cheetah a cat or dog?
Although cheetahs are members of the cat family, they have dog-like non-retractable claws.
Can a raccoon impregnate a cat?
Originally Answered: Can cats and raccoons mate? Yes, they can. Obviously, due to raccoons and cats being from a different species, there is no documented case of a hybrid creature being born, although there are rumours that the Maine Coon is a raccoon-cat hybrid.
Can a Jaguar mate with a leopard?
Add a jaguar or leopard to the mix (any of the four species of the big-cat genus, Panthera, can interbreed) and you get all sorts of crazy combinations. Though many hybrid animals are infertile, ligers and tigons are not.