The Sterling cat is named, probably, for its silvery appearance (“Plata de ley”). The color of the fur is impressively luxurious.

Apparently, the race has its origins in the United Kingdom. It is an established race. Chinchilla in United Kingdom was known as long hair and appears to be a product of the selective breeding that back at the end of the 1800, between “Persian Colorbred in the United States.UU. and hair long Chinchilla Colorbred of the United Kingdom.
In the Decade of 1990 The International Cat Association (TICA) He accepted the sterling as a new breed.

The ideal eye color is green or green.
It has characteristics similar to the original Persian cats, a round head, with short limbs and a hairy tail.
The hair on the body is long, except at the shoulders and the top of the hind legs, where is a bit shorter. The thick layer does not require much preparation, Despite the fact that the fur is very dense. An occasional brushing once or twice a week is all that is needed to keep your cat healthy and well hairstyle Sterling.

It is fair and easy to train.
The famous cat of fiction created by Lewis Carroll, the Cheshire Cat, based on Sterling race.

After the age of four, cats no longer grow, but they still have a very youthful appearance, that lasts fifteen to twenty years.

In addition to be pleasing to the eye, the Sterling is playful, loving, quiet, confident and cheerful by nature. It is not surprising that these cats are a few excellent pets.


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See Sphinx cat

The Sphynx, or cat Sphinx, It is a breed of cat whose most striking feature is its apparent lack of fur and Dumpy and burly appearance. “Although the specimens of the breed appear to be hairless cats, It should be noted that they are not really peeled cats; but they have skin covered with a layer of very fine fur, short and continuous almost imperceptible to the eye or touch”.


A common belief about the Somali people is that they are direct descendants of the Egyptian sacred Gaul. But the truth is perhaps less fascinating. The Somali is basically a Abyssinian long-haired, the coat pattern is identical, but average length, and is something hairy.

From the beginning, the abisinios once had a hairy and long-haired puppy. In the Decade of 1940, the breeder Jean Robertson abisinios exported to North America, Australia and New Zealand, and in 1963, one of the descendants of long hair was introduced by Canadian breeder Mary Mailing in a local contest. The judge, Kcn McGill, He was so impressed that he asked one to raise it, and the first official Somali was his May-ling Tutsuta. While, in United States, breeder Mary Mague also bred long hair abisinios, those who called the Somalis. Canadian breeder Don Richings began to work with it using the cats of McGill, and towards the end of the Decade of 1970, American records accepted this race. Somalis arrived in Europe in the Decade of 1980 and is recognized around the world to 1991. There are more accepted colors in Europe than in some U.S. records.

The complexion of the Somali is similar to the race that comes, with long legs and agile and muscular body. Long hair may have up to twelve alternate stripes of dark marks in each hair, What produces an impressive brightness when the cat has all the fur. As all cats, silent substantially in spring, and in the year's hottest months or in warm climates, It may seem almost of short hair. With its winter coat, the tail becomes very hairy, and thanks to its color and complexion has earned the nickname of «cat Fox». Something wild appearance is confirmed by its active and independent personality, Somalis are excellent hunters and do not adapt well to life inside, unless it is all they have known. They are sociable and love to live in a House with many cats.


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 - 2 years.

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


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.



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

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.


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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.

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