Sokoke

Otros nombres: African short hair.

The Sokoke cats is one of the few recognized breeds that are of natural origin. It is native, It means that they have evolved on its own, without human intervention or initial selection of breeding.

What we do know of the descent of the Sokoke, Thanks to the recent arrival of the DNA of the Cat Genome Project research, It is that it shares a genetic affinity with the cats of Lamu Island, as well as street cats on the coast of Kenya. All of them have recently been grouped into a small branch of the Asian Group of the domestic cat. These three types of cats also share genetic material with the Savages of Arabia.

In Swahili this cat is called kadzonzo, It translates as 'resembling a tree bark'. It originated in the Sokoke Forest, in Kenya, the habitat of many endemic and rare animals. In 1978 Jeni Slater found a bait of kittens who lived on his coconut plantation. They were slender build, with the pattern of classic striped cat or spots, Unlike the atigrados local cats spotted and compact.

The Sokoke is the particularity of having a consistent pattern, and a set of features making it easily identifiable as a race. It is the only race recognized in this small gene family of domestic cats branch, evolved in the coastal zone of Kenya.

It is a cat of size medium, Agile and athletic, with a body surprisingly muscular that belies its exterior appearance. The body has a feeling of stiffness when they are standing or squatting, but is all muscle to pick it up. However, a relaxed Sokoke is susceptible to lead and sustain.

– Dense fur, short, bright and amber
– Long, thin tail with wide dark rings.
– Almond-shaped eyes, Amber to light green, combines very well with fur.

The Sokoke cat is an independent race, is not aggressive, but some consider it a temperamental and proud breed. It is intelligent, energetic, fun, insurance. Uses quite the voice and body language. His senses of vision, hearing and smell are highly developed. They reach sexual maturity at the age of 1,5 to 2 years.

Since only a few generations separated you from their ancestors in the forest, the sokoke is not a lap cat dóciI.

Siberian

See: Siberian Forest Cat

As other breeds of cats big and hairy, It is the result of the harsh climate of the Earth, he favored the more resistant hunters with a fur that protected them from the cold. Not recognized as a race until the Decade of 1980, but then spread quickly through their export to Europe and North America in the Decade of 1990, first with the name of cat id Siberian forest. It is now accepted in the majority of the records, but his name has been changed to avoid confusion with the cat in the Norwegian Forest. The dotted version, so-called neva masquerait, is not recognized in all countries.

Scottish Fold

The origin of Scottish Fold was a white cat named Susie, It was found on a farm near Coupar Angus in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1961.
The ears of Susie made an unusual fold in the Middle, making it asemejara to an OWL . When Susie had kittens, two of them were born with folded ears, and one was acquired by William Ross, a farmer resident of the town. Ross recorded the race in the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) in Great Britain in 1966 and he began to breed Scottish Fold Kittens with the help of geneticist Pat Turner.

The programme produced 76 young in the first three years, 42 with folded ears and 34 with erect ears. The conclusion of this is that the mutation of the ears is a simple dominant gene, one of them provides the gene for straight ears, and one parent provides the gene for folded ears. Statistically the 50% of the kittens are born with folded ears.

Three months after the birth of a female named Snooks, Susie was hit by a car. All Scottish Fold cats share an ancestor common to Susie.

The race was not accepted for exhibition in Europe and withdrew the GCCF registers in 1971, due to the crippling deformity of extremities and the tail in some of the cats, In addition to genetic difficulties and problems in the ears, infections, dust mites, and deafness.

However the Scottish Fold were exported to America and the race continues playing through crosses with British Shorthairs and American short hair . Since then, the Scottish Fold breed has had no problems of mites or infection, Although the accumulation of wax in the ear can be higher than in other cats.

The distinctive physical traits of the breed, along with his reputation as unusually loving companions, It makes the ear folded very requested pets despite their high price, much more than kittens of the more common races.

The Fold are also known to sleep face up and sit with your legs stretched their claws hidden in its belly. This is known as the “position of the Buddha”

The life expectancy of a Scottish Fold is of 15 years.

Savannah

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This race, It started as a crossing of an African serval and a domestic cat, It was produced in the Decade of 1980 by Judee Frank, a breeder's Bengali. In the Decade of 1990, Patrick Kellcy yjoyce Sroufe used a descendant of this crossing, along with new hybrids and short hair cats spotted domestic, to create the savannah, named by the natural habitat of the serval. This breed is thin and zanquilarga, with a standard that aims to imitate to the serval miniature. The serval is a relatively sociable wild cat, and the farther away are these cats from the crossing of origin, more household are in the nature. Despite this, the savannah is an active race, curious and not a pet for collectors of glassware and porcelain.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

Aphrodite

Afrodita

Cats Aphrodite they are one of the two natural breeds of Cyprus. The Aphrodite are generally larger that the St Helen. Helen’s. They have triangular head, long body and high legs. Profile has a slight fall and nose is long and straight. The head is triangular with almond-shaped, oval eyes.. Ears are straight and pointed high post at the head. The hind legs are much higher than the front legs. Long torso is muscular and powerful, tail is medium to long, very bushy long semi on varieties. Color of hair and ojos.mismos in St Helena. Helen’s. Both races are mature slowly, the full size reaches the age of 3 years.

STANDARD

  • Head: from the front, a long triangle, straight cheek line. Nose and mouth, long and straight, with a slight dip in the height of the eyes. Teeth and strong Chin. Slightly rounded front, light dome on the front.
  • Olive-shaped eyes:from round to oval. All colours allowed. The color should be uniform.
  • Ears: broad at the base, large and medium-sized, in a V-shaped open space slightly rounded between the ears on the head above.
  • Body: big and strong, elegant, muscular, not cobby. Long back and neck. Hips and shoulder muscular. Great measures. Morphology develops rapidly. Hind legs slightly longer than the front.
  • Tail: in balance with the extent of the body. In thinner tip than root.
  • Color: all colors with the exception of chocolate, Lilac, cinnamon and fawn, sharp colors and mink. Solid color should be white. No regular colour bicolor.

kicia.EU, Afrodita-Gatos

Breeds of cats: Aphrodite


Saint Helen

DNA tests conducted by the University of Davis, California, They seem to have established that there are two types of Purebred Cats not registered in Cyprus and Cypriot feline society. This type of cats have been called, Aphrodite and Santa Elena.

The head of the St. Helena is a rounded triangle, with the cheeks well developed and broad, low Chin and mouth, nose with concave line, eyes in the form of any color except copper lemon, the eyes of different colors are desirable. Medium-sized ears, broad at the base, high and vertical implementation. Medium heavy and muscular body with strong shoulders, significantly longer hind legs, short-tailed medium, not decreasing. Males are larger than the females. Very soft layer without fluff in summer. In winter a dense layer of silk, not at all the woolly. Layer complete, thick on the queue. All colors except Brown or colourpoints color dilution. In bi, random patterns are the preferred.

Saint Helena has a friendly and affectionate character.

Singapura

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Over time there have been cats that respond to the general description of the singapura cat populations of free reproduction of Singapore. They are a distinctive variety among the wild cats of the city of Singapore, where are known as longkang "drain cats". The founder of the renowned race lineage transported it from Loyang, East of the city, North America Hal meadows, whose wife Tommy bred abisinios, Siamese twins and burmeses. The race took seven years to be recognized in North America, but much more in Europe, where it is still rare. In their homeland, the singapura has been recently adopted as mascot of the Tourism Office of Singapore and declared a national treasure under the name kucinta or «love cat».

The singapura is a dotted striped fur, as the Abyssinian, covered with the pattern of sepia tips of the Burmese to give a coloraciém called sepia agouti. Tommy Meadows had the other two races, which naturally made it an interest in this new Cat, but this has also raised questions about whether they might have done some genetic contribution to the singapura.

The size of the singapura has also been a controversial issue. When these cats captured the attention of breeders and the Western media, his tiny stature was considered, in a fanciful way, It was a genetic adaptation as a result of living in small drainage. However, the breed standard requires a small cat, and the Western singapuras are larger than wild cats of Singapore. It is said that this indicates a hybrid origin of the breed, but forget about the fact that a pet has better food than a wild cat, Therefore it will be larger with more probability. It is also considered that the race has a retracted nature, and this has been attributed to his background wild, he favored the ability to escape from being observed. There may be some truth to this, because the singapuras, Although affectionate, they are generally less noisy and demanding than many other oriental races.

SIZE OF THE CAT
To reach the tiny singapura West, It seemed that the promise of miniaturized races fulfilled. Not happen this, There was an interesting feature of the domestic cat: its range of sizes is small. The limits are maine coon grande (pp. 168-IB9 and small singapura!. One reason may be that the selective breeding of cats is practiced for two hundred years. Rather, attempts to breed giant cats of larger breeds have not succeeded, and even the hybrids take the size of a few generations average housecat, which suggests that the size of the cat is genetically very stable.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

Russian white

Russian-White

Mavis L. Australia Jones began the breeding of White Russians in 1970, When acquired rose, a white domestic short hair, Russia brought by an officer of the Embassy of Thailand. In 1971, Mrs Jones recorded his first generation of White Russians. In July of 1975 they were granted full registration, eligible to compete with the status of championship.

Standards for whites are identical to the of the Blues, with the exception of the colour of the mantle, It should be pure white, with no indication of discolouration.

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