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Selkirk Rex Cat Officially Its Own Breed
2013-06-24 09:27:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 20 years cat lovers and breeders have recognized the Selkirk Rex, or the poodle-haired cat, as its own breed. Now, scientists have finally agreed with these fans, formally classifying the interesting looking animal as its own breed. This means that every Selkirk Rex roaming the planet can be traced back to a single cat named “Miss Depesto” who was born in Montana in 1987. Though they are sometimes confused with other...

2010-10-20 14:30:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it has to date received a total of $18.7 million in payments, net of fees, from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility ("GCCF"). The GCCF is administering funds paid by BP in connection with reimbursements for claims caused by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The GCCF payments represent partial reimbursement for...


Latest Governing Council of the Cat Fancy Reference Libraries

Burmilla
2013-06-11 15:47:50

The Burmilla is a domestic cat breed that was developed in 1981 in the United Kingdom. Unlike other breeds that were developed by breeding two distinct cats in a controlled environment, this breed was accidentally created when a lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian, both pure bred cats awaiting breeding partners, encountered each other after a domestic worker left the door separating the two cats open. The resulting litter of four kittens was born in 1981. This breed is accepted by the...

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2007-12-13 14:01:55

The Egyptian Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of domesticated cat; its spots are not only on the coat, but on the skin of the cat as well. The Mau is similar to the Ocicat and the Bengal, but the Ocicat's spots were bred-in, and the Bengal is much larger than the Egyptian Mau. The Mau is a medium sized shorthair breed. Its body is compact much like the Burmese and slim like a Siamese. The Mau has a muscular body with its hind legs longer than the front, which gives the Mau the...

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2007-12-13 13:52:30

The California Spangled Cat was a rare and expensive cat bred to resemble a spotted wildcat. The breed only lasted for about a decade becoming extinct in the 1990s. The popularity of two similar breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal caused the demand for the breed to dwindle. The California Spangled Cat was a crossbreed of several breeds including the American and British Shorthair as well as the Abyssinian. Despite the appearance of a wildcat, the breed was completely domestic. An...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.