- Siamese (cat)

Siamese A Lilac point Siamese Origin Thailand Breed standard CFA standard TICA standard AACE standard ACFA standard ACF standard CCA standard Cat (Felis catus) The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. The origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Southeast Asia. In Thailand, where they are one of several native breeds, they are called Wichian Mat (วิเชียรมาศ, a name meaning "moon diamond" ). In the 20th century the Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America. History The pointed cat known in the West as "Siamese", recognized for its distinctive markings, is one of several breeds of cats from Siam described and illustrated in manuscripts called "Tamra Maew" (Cat Poems), estimated to have been written from the 14th to 18th century. It is often said that the breed was first seen outside their Asian home in 1884, when the British Consul-General in [read more...]

- Bombay (cat)

Bombay A British Bombay cat. Note that the fur is jet black, a characteristic of all Bombay cats. Origin Thailand Breed standard CFA standard TICA standard AACE standard ACFA standard ACF standard CCA standard Cat (Felis catus) The term Bombay cat is used to refer to two different cat breeds, known as the British Bombay and the American Bombay. General information This section requires expansion. Body: Medium sized, Muscular Build: Heavy Weight: 6-11 lbs (2.7-5.6 kg) Males tend to be heavier than females. Average Lifespan: Approx. 13-15 Years British Bombay The British Bombay cat is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. It is a cat of Burmese type with a black coat, toes, nose, and copper to greenish eyes. The close-lying, sleek and glossy black coat should be coloured to the roots, with little or no paling. The Bombay is a shorthair breed of domestic cat, closely related to the Burmese. American Bombay The American cat [read more...]

- Bombay (cat)

Bombay A British Bombay cat. Note that the fur is jet black, a characteristic of all Bombay cats. Origin Thailand Breed standard CFA standard TICA standard AACE standard ACFA standard ACF standard CCA standard Cat (Felis catus) The term Bombay cat is used to refer to two different cat breeds, known as the British Bombay and the American Bombay. General information This section requires expansion. Body: Medium sized, Muscular Build: Heavy Weight: 6-11 lbs (2.7-5.6 kg) Males tend to be heavier than females. Average Lifespan: Approx. 13-15 Years British Bombay The British Bombay cat is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. It is a cat of Burmese type with a black coat, toes, nose, and copper to greenish eyes. The close-lying, sleek and glossy black coat should be coloured to the roots, with little or no paling. The Bombay is a shorthair breed of domestic cat, closely related to the Burmese. American Bombay The American cat [read more...]

- Turkish Vankedisi

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Turkish Van. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2009. Vankedisi Alternative names White Turkish Van Breed standard TICA standard GCCF standard Cat (Felis catus) The Turkish Vankedisi is a breed name accepted by some cat registries to refer to the Van Kedisi and pure white versions of the Turkish Van. Characteristics The Vankedisi is alike in all ways to the Turkish Van apart from its colouration. A normal mating to produce Turkish Vankedisi kittens would be between a Turkish Van and a Turkish Vankedisi. History In Turkey the all-white Van Kedisi has always been the most highly prized, even more so than the more familiar van pattern, with its coloured patches on the head and tail. Due to the severe restrictions placed on the export of these highly prized cats very few ever left Turkey. However, in the early 1990s, Lois Miles succeeded in obtaining written permission from the Turkish authorities to [read more...]

- British Semi-Longhair

The British Semi-Longhair cat is a semi-longhair version of British Shorthair. Apart from fur, it is identical to the British Shorthair. The British Longhair is also known as the Lowlander in the U.S. and the Britanica in Europe, but is not recognised in the UK as a separate breed. The rationale for this breed is that the original longhaired British cat, through interbreeding with imported longhairs, was developed into the Persian and became increasingly massive and extreme in type and with longer, thicker fur than the early Persians. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the Persian was considered the longhaired analogue of the British Shorthair (Frances Simpson's The Book of the Cat depicts and describes the old type of Persian). During the latter part of the 20th century a shorthaired version of the modern Persian was developed and was called the Exotic Shorthair; this was very different from the British Shorthair. It was therefore proposed that a longhaired cat of [read more...]

- Jason (cat)

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