If you love the look of the persian but cant face the thought of daily grooming consider the exotic shorthair. An american curls ears should be handled carefully because rough handling may damage the cartilage in the ear.
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.
American shorthair cat facts. Choosing a purebred is the best way to know what a cats looks and personality might be like but its never a guarantee. This versatile cat can be bred for any number of colors and patterns including the popular silver tabby. The breed originated in lakewood california as the result of a spontaneous mutation.
Cfa breedcolor designation charts. The american shorthair is the pedigreed version of the well known and beloved domestic shorthair. The american shorthair is americas own breed originating from cats that followed settlers from europe.
Sometime in the 1950s or 1960s american shorthair breeders decided to mate their cats with silver. Full of british reserve the shorthair has a quiet voice and is an undemanding companion. Developed through crosses between persians and american shorthairs plus burmese and russian blues he has the look of the persian but with a short plush easy care coatheres what you need to know if youre considering acquiring an exotic shorthair.
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. The american shorthair is known for its longevity robust health calm disposition good looks friendliness and gentleness. It is a true native american breed that comes in a variety of colors although it does not come in a pointed pattern like that of the siamese.
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. Even within breeds cat behavior personality and sometimes appearance will vary widely. It is a medium to large breed with a short thick hard coat in more than 80 different colors and pattern combinations.
There are a few tales regarding the exotic shorthairs origins but this ones the most common. See all british shorthair cat characteristics below.