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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...

Genetic Analysis Shows Reasons Behind Selkirk Rex Curly Hair
2012-10-31 04:52:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Appearance plays a large part in choosing a mate, whether that is your human spouse or your animal pet. Many human societies place a high value on curly hair for appearance — as generations of perm-offering hair dressers can attest. It should be no surprise that pet owners and breeders are attracted to curly haired animals more frequently. Three curly-haired varieties have been recognized and developed into competitive breeds...

Never Judge A Cat By Its Color
2012-10-24 04:28:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, a new study from the University of California, Berkeley says you shouldn't judge a cat by its color. Domestic cats are often judged by their color, with media and folklore perpetuating the stereotypes. Think about feline archetypes: the snobbish, white Persian promoting Fancy Feast cat food or the spooky, bad luck feelings engendered by a black cat. The research team wanted to...

2008-11-25 17:52:15

A pedigreed Persian cat from Raleigh, N.C., has received its 39th Best in Show title at the 2008 International Cat Show in Atlanta. Brandon Moore, 22, said his 1-year-old black Persian, named Santos, was named the top cat from a pool of 730 during the weekend by judges from the Cat Fanciers' Association, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Tuesday. Moore and the cat's other owners said Santos has been named Best in Show at 39 of the 40 cat shows he has participated in, including shows in...

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2008-01-29 09:05:00

The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East has long been identified as a "cradle of civilization" for humans. In a new genetic study, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have concluded that all ancestral roads for the modern day domestic cat also lead back to the same locale. Findings of the study, involving more than 11,000 cats, are reported in the cover article of the January issue of the journal Genomics. "This study confirms earlier research suggesting that the domestication...


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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 14:28:03

The Exotic Shorthair, a cross between the American Shorthair and the Persian is a breed of cat first created in the 1960s. The breed is often referred to as the "Lazy man's Persian" because it has the same body type and personality as a Persian but lacks the long haired coat that requires so much grooming. The body of the Exotic Shorthair is round, compact, powerful, and low to the ground. Its head is massive and rounded, as are its cheeks. About the only thing not rounded on its face is...

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2007-12-13 13:18:30

The Turkish Angora is an ancient, naturally occurring breed of cat which originated in the Ankara region of central Turkey. It was one of the cats inter-bred to improve the coat on the Persian. Its coat is silky and mostly white; it is a medium-long coat with no undercoat. Although they are known for their white coat, they may be bred in at least twenty varieties of color and pattern. The Ankara Zoo in Turkey has a meticulous breeding program to protect and preserve the pure white Turkish...

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2007-12-13 11:54:32

The Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cat, and it is also one of the most common. Documentation of the breed dates back to the 1500s. Although many people can name very few if any cat breeds, most can name the Persian. Oftentimes in a show hall there will be so many Persians that depending on the association, color classes can be judged as different breeds. Sometimes Persians of a particular color will outnumber an entire other breed of cat in the competition. Persians can have...

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2007-10-29 10:56:38

The Maine Coon, known for its intelligence and playful nature is one of the oldest natural breeds of cat in North America. As one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, it is often called the "gentle giant". The North American Maine Coon originated in New England, where it was one of the few breeds of cat that survived the harsh New England winters. As only the strongest cats survived, the Maine Coon developed into a rugged, large cat with a thick coat and frame through natural selection....

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