Siamese cats belong to the Oriental Shorthair breeds of cats. The history of the origin of the rock is orientally shrouded in legends and is not known for certain. Only the information that in the second half of the nineteenth century to England from Siam (now Thailand) was brought several cats, which had an unusual body shape and amazing blue eyes, was credible, and dark muzzle, ears, paws and tail stood out on the light smooth hair. Continue reading
The fact that bald cats Sphynx appeared for a long time, confirm the ancient facts. Perhaps even the Aztecs were engaged in their breeding. At the beginning of the twentieth century, at cat shows that took place in America, one could see representatives of the breed disappearing at that time called Mexican Hairless. The last pair of these animals existed before the 1930s, but they had no offspring left. Those cats that exist today are mutating animals bred as a result of breeding work. Continue reading
There is an opinion that European cats originate from Egyptian cats, which, in due time, were brought by Roman legionaries first to Italy, and from there the cats spread throughout the empire.
In the 10th century, domestic cats were distributed throughout most of Europe and Asia, and were, like their ancestors, shorthair. Subsequently, when cats with long hair began to be taken out of eastern countries, animals with long hair began to appear among short-haired cats. Continue reading