The origin of the Burmese cat, as befits an eastern beauty, is shrouded in mystery. According to a popular legend, these cats descend from sacred temple animals, several individuals of which came to France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Active breeding work was interrupted by the Second World War, after which only a few cats survived. To restore the breed used Persian and Siamese breeds of cats. The Burmese breed has combined all the advantages inherent in cats of both breeds, and has become a real masterpiece. Continue reading
Bengal cats are a unique breed, obtained by a hybrid way. In the forests of India, China, Thailand, and the Philippines, Felis Bengalensis, the animals of the cat family, have long lived. There were these animals in the Far East. However, by the 60th. last century wild Bengal cats were on the verge of extinction.
Poachers shot beautiful animals for their spotted skins. Exotic kittens were readily acquired by tourists, who did not know how difficult it was to keep a wild animal at home. Continue reading
The history of the American Curl cat breed began in June 1981, in the town of Lakewood (California). A black kitten with a half-length of wool and unusual curls of ears wandered around the house of spouses Joe and Grace Ruga. The husband decided to ignore the appearance of a little strayhead, but his wife did not agree with him. Grace began to feed the kitten. Soon the foundling became a full-fledged member of the family. The kitten turned out to be a girl. The receptionist was given the name Shulamith, which means “black, but cute”. Continue reading
The American Bobtail is a breed of short-tailed cats, bred by North American felinologists in the second half of the last century. It is authentically known that the kitten, randomly selected in the state of Arizona, became the “patriarch” of this glorious cat species. He was a classic color – “tabby”, and his funny short tail with a tassel gave his look unique. The causes of such a peculiar appearance are still unknown. Most likely, this is the result of a random mutation. Continue reading
The Abyssinian cat is remarkably similar to the images of cats that can be seen in ancient Egyptian frescoes. Therefore, many breeders like the legend that these cats are descendants of sacred temple animals. However, in fact, the Abyssinian breed appeared relatively recently, at the end of the nineteenth century. Ancestor of the breed is a cat brought to England from Ethiopia, which at that time was called Abyssinia. Continue reading