Color code book. Acfa has an official color code book available for sale from central office.
Choosing a purebred is the best way to know what a cats looks and personality might be like but its never a guarantee.
American curl cat breeds. The california spangled cat is a mix of various domestic cats such as the american shorthair the british shorthair and the abyssinian. The breed originated in lakewood california as the result of a spontaneous mutation. The american curl cats history begins in june 1981 in california where joe and grace ruga found a stray kitten that had long silky hair.
Effective with the start of the 2018 show season may 1 2018 the lykoi and khao manee are being exhibited in the miscellaneous classeffective with the start of the 2019 show season may 1 2019 the toybob is being exhibited in the miscellaneous class. Cfa currently recognizes 42 pedigreed breeds for showing in the championship class. The following list of cat breeds includes only domestic cat breeds and domestic wild hybridsthe list includes established breeds recognized by various cat registries new and experimental breeds landraces being established as standardized breeds distinct domestic populations not being actively developed and lapsed extinct breeds.
The cheetoh is a cross between the ocicat and the bengal cat. Even within breeds cat behavior personality and sometimes appearance will vary widely. 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.
Somewhere along the line an unusual litter was produced with distinctive fur. Cfa breedcolor designation charts. Like the american curl the american wirehair started as a spontaneous mutation in the domestic cat population.
The dwelf cat is a cross between the munchkin cat the american curl and the sphynx. 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. An american curls ears should be handled carefully because rough handling may damage the cartilage in the ear.
As of 2016 the international cat association tica. Browse our list of 48 cat breeds to find the perfect cat breed for you and then find adoptable cats and cat shelters close to you. For all breeds which do not have color descriptions in their individual standards.