A product of a recessive gene in abyssinian cats though how the gene was introduced into the abyssinian gene pool is unknown. In the 1970s an australian woman named dr.
Our breed council members are advisory to the cfa board of directors regarding issues concerning the abyssinian breed standardany proposed changes to the breed standard are voted on annually under the direction of martha auspitz the current breed council secretary.
Abyssinian cat red. The overall impression of the somali is that of a well proportioned medium to large cat firm muscular development lithe showing an alert lively interest in all surroundings with an even disposition and easy to handle. The abyssinian is often a colorful cat with a distinctly ticked coat medium in size and regal in appearance. These are physical properties and should not be confused with a breed of cat.
The confident and alert abyssinian is thought to be one of the oldest cat breeds. Although the abyssinian is one of the oldest known breeds there continues to be speculation and controversy concerning its history. They are often well balanced temperamentally and physically.
Australias first pedigreed cat is part abyssinian. Cat coat genetics affect the coloration pattern length and texture is a complex subject and many genes are involved. Truda straede decided to breed a new feline that possessed attributes of all her favorite cat types.
Although he resembles a small african wildcat hes a domestic feline through and through. The abyssinian cat breed. The somali cat is often described as a long haired african cat.
Cat coat genetics can produce a variety of colors and patterns. An introduction to the abyssinian breed. The somali cat breed.
Locate cat breeders with british shorthair exotic shorthair munchkin ragdoll and siamese kittens for sale with possible cat colors chocolate lilac chocolate tortoiseshell lilac cream chocolate white bicolor lilac white bicolor chocolate tabby lilac tabby chocolate lynx point lilac lynx point chocolate tortie point lilac cream point chocolate smoke lilac smoke and more. 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. Lithe hard and muscular showing eager activity and lively interest in their surroundings.
The cat is to give the appearance of activity sound health and general vigor. Welcome to the web site of the abyssinian breed council affiliated with the cat fanciers association cfa.