The somali cat is often described as a long haired african cat. Abyssinian cat is a type of shorthaired cat.
If youre in the market for a pet cat just make sure it meows and doesnt roar like the lion tiger or jaguar all of which are in the same family as the housecatdomesticated as long ago as ancient egyptian times the cat is a fixture not only in many homes but also in a host of english expressions like when the cats away the mice will play its raining cats and.
Abyssinian cat egypt. The abyssinian is one of the most ancient cat breeds. All abyssinians are descended from one kitten named zulu that a soldier brought to england from alexandria egypt. Several ancient egyptian deities were depicted and sculptured with cat like heads such as mafdet bastet and sekhmet representing justice fertility and power.
Bella blue is an adult blue female spayed abyssinian with beautiful green eyes found wandering around midtown atlanta by two kind young ladies who then found us and brought her to us. Cats were praised for killing venomous snakes. Abyssinian the abyssinian is probably one of the oldest breeds of domestic cat.
Like other breeds of cats it originates from african wild cat. Abyssinian cats also contain some english tabby. This cat rare outside the united states is medium to large in.
Cats in ancient egypt were represented in social and religious practices of ancient egypt for more than 30 centuries. A product of a recessive gene in abyssinian cats though how the gene was introduced into the abyssinian gene pool is unknown. Abyssinian cat has been domesticated few thousand years ago probably in egypt or in the southeast asia exact origin of abyssinian cat is unknown.
Some believe that they are decendants of cats of ancient egypt. Abyssinians are original to northern africa. It resembles the sacred cat of ancient egypt.
Cat felis catus also called house cat or domestic cat domesticated member of the family felidae order carnivora and the smallest member of that familylike all felids domestic cats are characterized by supple low slung bodies finely molded heads long tails that aid in balance and specialized teeth and claws that adapt them admirably to a life of active hunting. Abyssinian catthe abyssinian resembles the sacred cat of ancient egyptencyclopaedia britannica inc. The deity mut was also depicted as a cat and in the company of a cat.
The abyssinian is noted for its regal appearance and lithe body with long slender legs.