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

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.


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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