The Scottish Fold

The folded ears that give the Scottish Fold its name is the result of a genetic mutation. All Folds are born with straight, unfolded ears and those with the Fold gene will begin to develop the fold at about 3-4 weeks. Breed Is Established– The breed was established in 1976 and awarded full Championship status […]

The American Curl

The defining feature of the American Curl is its uniquely shaped ears. The kittens are born with straight ears, which then tightly curl back within three to five days later. At around sixteen weeks the ears finally relax to their permanent position. The final positions ranges from almost straight, which would considered a pet-quality cat, […]

The Himalayan (or Colorpoint Longhair)

The Himalayan generally has a cobby build and a round head with round eyes and long whiskers. Their coat is Persian in type and has Siamese markings. The eyes are a very vivid blue always. In fact, breeders aim to produce the deepest eye color that they can. Show standards vary slightly between different countries, […]

The Ocicat

The Ocicat is a large, athletic, exclusively spotted breed with a solid, long-legged body that is strong and muscular. A fully grown female can weigh up to 12 lb (5.5kg) and a male up to 15 lb (7kg). Their legs are long and the hindquarters should be just slightly tapered and have a dark tip. […]

The Nebelung

The Nebelung, or otherwise known as the longhaired Russian Blue or the Nebelung Blue, is an exceptionally handsome cat. The name Nebelung comes from the German word nebel, meaning mist or fog. The first Nebelung was named Siegfried and he was born in the early 1980’s. A medium sized cat weighing 8-12 pounds, the Nebelung […]

Classification of Non-Pedigree Cats

Non-pedigree cats as pets have the advantage of having bred naturally, albeit usually by accident. They also more likely than not, have strays at some point within their ancestry. Non-pedigees are likely to be both healthy and hardy, with the weaker strains having been weeded out by the laws of survival. They also tend to […]

The Siberian Cat

The first record of the Siberian cat was made over one thousand years ago. As their name implies, the Siberian originated in Russia. The Siberian bares a strong resemblance to the Norwegian Forest Cat and the Maine Coon Cat. Like the Norwegian and the Maine Coon, the Siberian is a large cat with males weighing […]

The Burmilla

The Burmilla is a tipped Burmese type that was created in Britain in 1981 as a result of a mating between a chincilla Longhair (Persian) male and a lilac Burmese female. Origins of the Breed: In 1985 the Burmilla was given its breed name, and a breed club was formed. In 1990, preliminary status was […]