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Mojave spotted is a breed of cat developed with the purpose of preserving wild cats of the Mojave Desert.
Originally called the cat in the Mojave desert was discovered for the first time in 1980 by April Langford. In 1980, the first colony of feral cats were discovered living under desert shrubs, had tunnels cats used for the purpose of protecting their litters of the harsh climate of the desert. It is not known how these tunnels were excavated, they were possibly made by other wild animals or own cats.
Had at least six adult cats in each found colony. The first colony was found in a small town called Hesperia, located in Southern California. Each cat observed possessed a very specific pattern of spots, including the structure of the body, with very little variation in color of one cat to another. Colors ranged from the silver, brown, Gold and black agouti between the different colonies.

A study shows that these cats survived on a diet of birds, desert mice, lizards and insects. In 1984 a litter of kittens in the Mojave Desert were found abandoned underneath a Juniper, cold as ice with the onset of winter, and hunger. It seems that in cooler times of the year of food sources scarce and the mother would have problems to find the food they needed. Had no choice but to abandon their young. The first litter found was rescued and was complemented a replacement milk your diet.
After several years the wild cats became increasingly scarce. In 1990 people of all parties began to arrive in the city of the desert and the cats began to slowly disappear. At this time the breeding program to preserve the cat of the Mojave Desert already underway.

Was a shame to see these beautiful cats Habitat disappear without a trace , so taking this into consideration, Her calf as pet has helped to preserve the species. Each generation is born more exotic and more fond of his human friends. During recent years the Mojave spotted is has crossed with the Bengal, with other Genesis Mojave 1 and cats polidáctilos. The crossing did not start up 1996, but still at a disadvantage, was a great success. Not only because of their pronounced spots, result of its junction with the Bengal, but also provide the Mojave a softer skin, bright and radiant. The Bengal only adds some additional features to improve the breed. In 2007, the spotted Mojave criarán of truth without having to cross them with other races. The Cheshire cats cattery is the only one that exists as of this beautiful wild cat breed hatchery, native to the Mojave Desert. There is no other breeders who have access to the Mojave spotted, all cats from breeding programs have been placed in sterilization in order to prevent the novices use the Mojave in a way that could cause a threat to the race.

Very intelligent, always on the alert, Agile, powerful, Active, clever, Atlético, curious, animated, decided to, sociable, loving and independent. In addition, amateur hunting and water.

Neva Masquerade


Neva Masquerade is the traditional Colorpoint cat of the forests of Siberia . Neva Masquerade originated along the Neva River in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). When were the other cats breeds imported to the area of Siberia, the place street cat, He mixed with other races such as Bali, Siamese twins, Persians, Himalaya, etc, the descendant States that it arose naturally.

The traditional ideal of Neva Masquerade is a medium-sized cat, robust, strong and long-haired. It is believed that they are a mixed race, the Siberian-based, the Persian and the Siamese blood lines. Mature cats are corpulent with a general appearance of strength and a pose of alert. Powerful hind legs that are slightly longer than the front. They have a natural expression of sweetness. Its pelage is dense because of the climate and varies in length and density of the layer according to the different seasons. The traditional Neva Masquerade originally withstood the rigours of the climate, the cold of their native Russia. Since then it has been adapted easily to different environments.

Ssu eye color is intense blue. The ears are slightly inclined forward, a little convex. The tip of the ears should be rounded and usually with tufts of hair longer at the tips.

The Neva doesn't need too much toilet, a good hair once a week will keep your skin smooth and free of entanglements. They are very healthy cats, quiet, proud and very intelligent. They have a special affinity with children.

Moggy (Cat without pedigree)

For those of you that you are not familiar with the English language, “Moggy” It is an informal name for a cat – “MOG” or “Moggy” is the unique, “Moggies” is the plural.

The definition of a Moggy, It is a cat or a kitten (Minino in Spanish), It does not belong to any recognized race. It is also an informal name at United Kingdom for a cat, If the cat is a breed recognized or not. Seems a little confused that of the English language!!. The word was originally a nickname for a cow!! The origin of the word minino is not a corruption of the word “mestizo” , as many believe. Recognized the word for the first time in 1911, possibly derived from Maggie, Margie or mog, all short of wife Margaret name forms. It is believed that this was first used to describe a clumsy, clumsy old cow, and even could have been a child of a farm which was called that way any cow, Since “Moggy” It was used during the 18th century in several dialects of English as a “affectionate name” cow.

As in rural areas attended farmers and farming the cities during the latter part of the Industrial Revolution, It is likely that the cow became moggy maggie, implemented as an insult to a scruffy woman, old or prostitute.
The origin is unclear, but as the 20th century, London streets were filled with a lot of little healthy Street cats, It would have been natural to apply the term Moggy to describe these unhappy. In some parts of Lancashire, England “moggy” means mouse. A cat was known as “moggies Hunter. It has been suggested that this could be the etymology of the word moggy meaning “CAT”.

There are more than 100 millions of cats in the world. Of these, the vast majority are cats without pedigree or mestizos, their filiation may be unknown, even parents are a registered pedigree.

Until the end of the 19th century, people used cats to keep their houses and barns free of rodents. However, like any proud owner knows, a healthy and happy Moggy, in the fullness of his life, It can be so great in the appearance and the way in which a cat's pedigree. Given that the gene to determine the short hair is dominant, the majority of mestizos cats are short hair, but there is no crossover standard, they come in all imaginable varieties of hair and color.

Many mestizos cats are atigrados, It is the variety closest to the ancestors of the cats, the African wild cats. The striped or striped pattern is the original, but the classic striped pattern with patches is more common. More rare is the spotted striped, being selectively bred in new lines of pedigree, These new lines aimed at achieving a wild aspect. The solid colors are also abundant: black, white, Ginger (Jam), and blue.

The ginger colouration is linked to the sex, and the males surpass in number females jam by 2 to 1. On the other hand, the carey or the pattern of percale in Orange and black is only possible in females (with rare exceptions of sterile males). White is common, both by his own account, combination with other colors solid and atigrados. The Siamese style points are rarely mixed cats, but it can occur, without a doubt. Aside from color and coat, mixed cats differ much less than the pure breeds.

The majority has a moderate physical, typical of the American and British Shorthairs, not be thin like the Siamese, even large and heavy as Persian or Maine Coon. Circumstances have helped the cats of tropical climates tend to have a slightly more elegant way, and cold weather to have a more robust body.

Wedge-shaped head and flat face are unusual at a crossroads, but can appear if the recent one parent family tree includes a cat with genes Siamese and Persian. Random playback means that the cat without pedigree does not have a particular aspect or temperament.
However, domestic short hair cat character traits make it universally beloved and admired.

Cats are wonderful companions and enjoy being part of a family, but they still maintain their independence more than domestic dogs. They can be adapted to an existence in a House, Although you will enjoy any freedom that is offered (deliberately or not), because it must be said that the domestic cat is a ruthless predator of small rodents and birds. Even when well fed, the majority of mestizos cats enjoy bringing home hunting trophies, true to its thousands of years of history as experts in pest control. The mestizo cat has prospered in a natural way inside the most successful and strongest animal selection.

Natural mestizos have one much less undesirable genes concentration. With proper care, It is robust and will live a long life. The typical mestizo, If you choose with care, is a beautiful, Intelligent, playful, low-maintenance, and above all partner with independent trends. It will be a loving and devoted member of your household. Who could ask more??

Advantages of a mestizo:

  • You won't have to get in contact with a breeder. You can obtain from the shelters or homes.
  • You will have to pay very little. The majority of mestizos are distributed free of charge.
  • Mixed cats are robust and long-lived.
  • They suffer fewer health problems that cats of race.

Domestic Mexican

Recognized in Mexico in 1978 as a domestic cat of Mexico and one of the first natural breeds, descendants of cats brought by the Spanish conquerors and that cigars have remained since. The Mexican Association of cats has described the Mexican official standard, Recognizing this race from 1978.
Some experts believe that the other variety could come from the British short hair, He switched from United Kingdom to the United States of America, thus causing the American short hair.

This cat has for centuries adapted to the needs of the Mexican, While this has affected his natural intelligence. His disposition and habits that make it an excellent hunting cat, as well as an animal capable of surviving alone only. His instinct for Hunter is so developed that continues the hunt although always have food available. It is considered a true “Cat's work”; its anatomical shape allows you to work as the extermination of rodents to the fullest, as a natural function.

It is a lightweight and powerful cat, allowing you to capture and kill their prey easily. It has long members, heavy and muscular, that moves you and jump quickly. Their jaws are large and strong to tighten with energy. Dense pelage serves to protect from moisture, cold and objects that could affect the skin, In addition it is strong enough, both the variety of short hair and long hair, to protect it from external natural damage. No structure of their anatomy is so prominent to develop weakness by heaviness. Its overall effect is that of a cat with athletic body and great vivacity.

It is a cat that has a fast and lively intelligence, adventurous spirit, He likes to go exploring outside the home. It is strong and at the same time very patient.

Marbled Mist

Australian Mist version, changed pattern tabby in marked hazy background color.

The only difference with the Australian Mist is that in the Marbled stains on the face shall be replaced by the symmetrical patches of darker color burst with a lighter color spots, everything on a pale background and instead of being evenly ringed tail has a beautiful irregular embroidered Festoon. Both share a spotted belly.

See Australian Mist.


The origin of the breed Mandalay, of New Zealand, It began with the accidental crossing between the domestic short hair cat and Burmese, removed the gene of Burma. These crosses were performed independently by Dorothy Horton and Pat Hogan in the South of the island, and Jan Parsons in the North.

The accidental mating occurred for the first time in 1980 a Burmese female and a black cat without race named Tom.

Essentially, a Mandalay has the same type and temperament than a cat Birmano, with the exception of colors and hue of your eyes, that are an amber yellow in Mandalay.

In England, the equivalent of the Mandalay is the Bombay and in some New Zealand breeding programs, the import of the Bombay has been used to produce cats Mandalay. The us.UU. They also have an equivalent to the Bombay. Bombay English is only recognized in black.

The Mandalay are raised in New Zealand in a wide variety of colours and this is a fundamental difference between their counterparts in Bombay in the United Kingdom. The colors are the same, but more intense and more silky fur than the Burmese.


When in the 19th century, Blue Cats of Russia were exhibited for the first time in other places, He performed short hair and long hair. The short hair turned in the Russian Blue, but the long hair was forgotten for a long time.

In Denver, Colorado, United States, the crossing made in 1986 between a short hair without pedigree cat and one believed was a Russian Blue He created two blue long-haired puppies, Siegfried and Brunhilde. Cora Cobb, the owner of those cats, He used these and Russian blue with the gene for long hair to create the Nibelung, a retracted breed that prefer the quiet life.

Cobb took the name from the German word which means 'fog', a reference to this elegant galo semilargo hair, It is blue with Silver tips that reflect light.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

Munchkin (long hair)

The Munchkin's long hair has the same origin as the of short hair. It is not known if Blackberry, the original female rescued by Sandra Hochenedel in Louisiana, had the gene for long hair, but subsequent range of crossings with and without pedigree cats could have been introduced in this race in a first phase, Surely with all the colors and known patterns of the feline world.

Long-haired Munchkin has a semilargo, silky fur and a moderate bottom layer. The hair is described as suitable for all climates, Although most breeders recommend that this tiny cat live indoors. In other respects, the long-haired variety is very similar to short hair. It has a body size medium and rounded, wedge-shaped head and large eyes. Despite his small stature, they are very active, they have a curious nature and strong personality.
For years, the munchkin has crossed with many other breeds to create innovative aspect cats. Breeders have crossed it with the Persian to create the Napoleon; with the Sphinx to create the Minskin, and with the Laperm to create the skookum, a Munchkin Rex.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

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