How to tell kittens genders? Quickly
Determining the gender of a kitten can be difficult, especially in very young kittens. However, there are a few key differences between male and female kittens that can help you identify their gender:
Genitalia: The most obvious way to determine the gender of a kitten is to look at their genitalia. Male kittens will have a scrotum and a penis, while female kittens will have a vulva. This becomes more obvious as the kitten reaches maturity and it might be difficult to tell in very young kittens.
Anal distance: Male kittens will have a distance of around 1.5-2 centimeters between their anus and their genitals, while female kittens will have a distance of less than 1.5 centimeters.
Shape of the head: Male kittens tend to have a square-shaped head, whereas females have a more round-shaped head.
Size: Generally, males tend to be larger than females. But this can be hard to tell when kittens are very young, and can vary depending on the breed.
Keep in mind that even experienced cat breeders may make mistakes when trying to determine the gender of young kittens and it’s best to get a veterinarian’s opinion for a definitive answer.