Latest Tortoiseshell cat Stories

Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome inactivation or "silencing."

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

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.

Latest Tortoiseshell cat Reference Libraries

2007-12-13 15:25:46

One of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat is the Siamese. It is believed to be from Siam (present day Thailand), where it is referred to as the "Moon Diamond". It is one of the most popular breeds of cat in North America and Europe. Despite their territory of origin, most of the development of the breed occurred after the breed was imported to Britain in the late 1800s. These original imports were medium-sized, muscular, long-bodied cats with large ears and fairly...

2007-12-13 13:41:36

The Burmese is a breed of domestic cat split into two subgroups: the British Burmese (traditional) and the American Burmese (contemporary). The ancestry of all Burmese cats can be traced back to Thailand. The breed was recognized in America in 1936 and in the UK in 1952 by the respective cat Fancier's Associations. The first Burmese cats were seen only as Chocolate Siamese, because of their brown coloring and their Siamese features. Originally this breed was exclusively brown, but they...

2007-12-13 11:35:47

The Oriental Longhair is a cat of many names. It was originally the product of the mating of a Sorrel Abyssinian and a Siamese Seal Point. This mating was done in attempts to introduce a gene believed to produce white cats. The British Angora, as it once was called, was renamed the Oriental Longhair in 2002 to avoid confusion with the Turkish Angora. Some other cat fanciers refer to this breed as Javanese, Foreign Longhair or Mandarin. The body of an Oriental Longhair is tubular and...

2007-10-29 10:53:52

The Javanese is a highly intelligent breed of cat which strongly resembles the Balinese with its long silky coat. The points of the Javanese differ from the Balinese "“ they often have Lynx, Flame or Tortie points. It is a highly intelligent, social cat which will become depressed if left alone often enough. Javanese are playful pets that have sleek powerful legs that make them remarkable runners and jumpers. They are very vocal cats that will "talk" for seemingly no reason at all. They...

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