The following codes incorporate the breed color and sex of a cat registered by cfa and used in the prefix section of a cats registration number. The american shorthair is americas own breed originating from cats that followed settlers from europe.
Before you adopt a cat learn about all the many breeds you can choose from.
American bobtail cat facts. The breed originated in lakewood california as the result of a spontaneous mutation. It is a medium to large breed with a short thick hard coat in more than 80 different colors and pattern combinations. 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.
The american bobtail is a medium size muscular cat weighting seven to 16 pounds. This natural breed takes his name from the city of ankara in turkey which was formerly known as angorafor centuries the cats have been attractive souvenirs for invaders of or visitors to turkey and may have been the first longhaired cats to arrive in europe. Although ranking among the various cat breed popularity varies from year to year most of the same breeds appear year after year in the cfa cat fanciers association list of the 10 most popular cat breeds.
His somewhat shaggy coat may be long or medium in length and can be any color or pattern. The american curl is a breed of cat characterized by its unusual ears which curl back from the face toward the center of the back of the skull. According to popular belief buddhist monks originally owned the kitties.
Choosing a purebred is the best way to know what a cats looks and personality might be like but its never a guarantee. Even within breeds cat behavior personality and sometimes appearance will vary widely. Cat fanciers believe that the japanese bobtail is an ancient breed.
The longhaired angora cat is not the source for angora sweaters although his fur is certainly just as soft and beautiful. An american curls ears should be handled carefully because rough handling may damage the cartilage in the ear. Learn more about american bobtail history breeders health grooming and more.
In the 1600s rodents infested silkworm barns and. Cfa breedcolor designation charts.