This elegant animal is a real aristocrat in the feline world. Her moves, jumps, detentions and landings. Are all done with the grace, ease and elasticity of a rhythmic gymnastics champion.
The cats Abyssinian breed is affectionate and intelligent, oriented, active. He likes to interact and to play, and to be present in every activity the master carries out.
Because of its overflowing energy, the cats Abyssinian is not suitable for the elderly.
The views divided on the origin of the breed. Some claim that her origin is not Ethiopia. But most converge to the idea that the breed imported Abyssinia. Through the English armies in India.
The Abyssinian breed is one of the oldest known breeds. Still, there are speculations about her history. The native Abyssinian with the paintings and sculptures of ancient Egypt. They were an elegant feline.
With muscular body, neck in perfect bow shape. Large ears and almond eyes. The name of this breed makes us believe it comes from Ethiopia (sometime Abyssinia). But the recent genetic breakthroughs show that Abyssinian origin stems from the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.
The first Abyssinian imported from England to North America arrived in 1900. Until 1930, not enough cats were brought in to form a basis for the development of this breed on the new continent.
Pure specimens of this breed do not exist. In England the Abyssinian cats Club has 33 members. And about 170 pure-bred cats entered in the club’s register.
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Standard (how to rate in the contest)
Fleece – clear and colored, medium waist and royal outfit, supple. Elastic, well-balanced both, physically and temperamentally, proportionally. She’s a short-haired cat. Males are proportionately higher than females, but they are more active.
Head-mild edges, slightly rounded, without flat surfaces. Eyebrows, cheeks and all lines of a tandem profile. A slight slope along the nose to the forehead, which should be of the right size, with space between the ears. This line continues invisible, elongating in the line of the neck arch.
The Bottom is neither sharp nor very pigmented and not square. The beard should not be too prominent, nor too withdrawn. A permitted exception may occur when it comes to jaws of adult males.
Ears-Very lively, large and moderate pigmented. Wide at the base and conical, worn in the position as if they were just listening. The hair on the ears is very short and smooth. With the tips colored in black or dark brown (reddish red) or wild, brown chocolate (red).
Eyes-They have almond shape, they are broad, bright and expressive. Neither rounded nor oblique. The eyes accentuated by a fine black line, covered by a lighter colored area. Their color is golden or green.
Body-Average length, supple ratio, showing well-developed, but not distressed muscles. Greater importance given to proportions and balance, in general, than simple dimensions.
Feet and paws-proportionally supple, fine bones. Abyssinian stays very stable on the ground, giving the impression that he stands at the top of his toes. The elbows are small, oval and compact, the front legs have five fingers, the four at the back.
Long tail at the base, long enough and sharp. The fur is soft, silky, with a fine texture, but thick, elastic to the touch and glossy, clear, warm and vivid colors.
Abyssinian is a tabby cat with ornamental specific AGOUTI. “AGOUTI” is a gene that predominates all other tabby genes. Does not allow specific ornamental tabby to appear. The background made up of red, brown and black tufts. Evidence that the cat is tabby we have at our forehead -, M “characteristic). Thus placed, the hairs give the illusion that the cat changes its color when it moves.
The four recognized colors:
RUDDY (light red, orange-brown or wild color) -the color of the dried straw, the puff
RED (color SORREL or CINNAMON, red-brown reddish) – color of the fox, intense brick
BLUE (blue) – an ash-bright, warm and gentle, pigmented with intense blue
FAWN (pink beige) – deer color, beige Matt hot cream circles, and light cream base
FIFE also recognizes the following variants. They are silver, blue silver, sorrel silver and fawn silver (beige).
Somali, variety of the Abyssinian
Fade everything that tempts her. She is affectionate and intelligent. It can teach more everything you ask for. The very discrete-gangster meadow. Somali, the classed long-haired Lynx specimens as a distinct variety. The look is original, chic, elegant. Supple, the sturdy blade, gives her the grace of a big cat. The huge, almond, golden or green eyes give it a unique beauty note.
She appeared as a result of a spontaneous genetic mutation. It has brought through a careful selection of her form today. He has a great coat of fine fur. With thick and silky hair in splendid colors. With a long and bushy tail, Somalia is a wonderful feline.
The puppies get very late, characteristic “ticking”. The final color is only two years old. If you want a Somali, look good on your parents’ fur.
Being of the same breed, the standard is the same as that of the Abyssinian.
Growth and nutrition
The Abyssinian cat is robust and healthy. It resists cold weather in the winter. Consume a lot of meat. Four times a week, cooked vegetables, raspberries, or very delicate salad should added. Thoroughly administer for their vitamin content. In the evenings it can be over boiled, boned or boiled rabbit. Sometimes a porridge with milk can give. Should brushed or brushed regularly.
Arbitration of an Abyssinian
The standard of the breed is very similar from one association to another. Some qualities, yet, evaluated otherwise. So, a cat that participates in exhibitions organized by different associations can get a different score.
· Other color spots
· Long and narrow head, short and round head
· Striped on your legs
· Closed dark collar
· Rings on the tail
· Cold or gray tones in the fur
· White fluff to blue or “fawn”
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