To make sure you don’t end up with a male kitten, you can ask the breeder or shelter staff for an ultrasound. This is very helpful in determining the gender of your kitten. However, if they refuse to do this (and it might be disrespectful to ask), then there are other ways that will help determine whether it is a boy or girl cat.
If your kitten has not yet been born and is less than three weeks old, you can check its ears by holding it upside down and looking at the inside of its ear canal. If your kitten does have two different sized holes on either side of its ear canal, chances are great it is a female kitty! If all four paws look the same size then again he probably isn’t going to be one of those “girlie cats” who wears dresses and bows on their head!
How long before I know if my new kittens are boys or girls?
There’s no easy answer for this question because even though we may know how many kittens we got in terms of gender (2 males & 2 females) when our beautiful babies come home from birth we still won’t really know until they grow up and breed themselves which ever way we want them too…plus each generation brings out more genetic traits that add into making us what we’ve learned over time….so here’s some guidelines: