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Abyssinian Cat - Breed Profile
Abyssinian Ruddy Male, born August 27th, 2007 bred by CFA and TICA
registered Kentuckykatz Cattery, Lexington, KY. CFA Sire: Sir Winston's
Mystical Diamond and CFA Dam: Hanna-of-Kentucky Darling
Breed Description and Pictures Submitted by:
Kathy Archer -
- The Abyssinian is one of the oldest known breeds of cats, in some
instances dating back 2,600 years resembling the image of an ancient
Egyptian cat in their appearance. There is still conflicting evidence to
this day as to the exact origin. They were thought to be revered so much
that they were actually entombed with their Egyptian owners as far back as
1,600 years. However, some say, the earliest is thought to be a registered
pedigreed Abyssinian cat that came from Abyssinia, now Ethiopia. There are
other documents that tell of when England's CFA was burned in World War II
all records were lost. So, they had to start with the Feral Cats they could
capture and document them as an Abyssinian to start a new to this day. In
recent genetic studies, the most convincing origin of the Abyssinian breed
is the coast of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, according to CFA. Also,
according to CFA, the earliest identifiable Aby is a taxi dermal exhibit
still residing in the Leiden Zoological Museum in Holland. Although the
Abyssinian as a breed was refined in England, its introduction to that
country and others may have been the result of colonists and merchants
stopping in Calcutta, the major port for the Indian Ocean. The first
Abyssinians to be imported to North America from England arrived in the
early 1900s, but it was not until the late 1930s that several top quality
Abys were exported from Britain to form the foundation of today's American
No doubt, they are an elegant feline with a muscular body, a beautiful
arched neck with large ears and almond shaped eyes, still resembling the
ancient Egyptian cat of 2,600 years ago. The overall impression of the
Abyssinian adult cat would be of medium size that is regal and muscular in
appearance. They are eager to engage in activity, intelligent, loving, even
tempered and attentive to their surroundings.
Colors and Coats Types Available - There are several Abyssinian
Colors, all with a rich warm and glowing ticked appearance in Ruddy, Red,
Fawn, Blue, Cream, Silver, and Lilac.
Only the Ruddy, Red, Fawn and Blue colors are recognized by CFA, AACE, ACFA
or CFF however, Silver is now recognized by TICA and Cream and Lilac are
accepted by ACA. Ruddy is the most popular color.
Grooming and Care - The Abyssinian is a short haired
cat and requires very little grooming. Their coat is soft, silky, fine in
texture, but dense and resilient to the touch with a lustrous sheen. Though
the Abyssinian is a short haired cat, its' hair is medium in length, long
enough to accommodate two or three dark bands of ticking. Brushing their
coats with a brush suited for short haired cats is accepted by the
Abyssinian. They love attention and enjoy the human interaction. For show
cats, the grooming will vary from bathing and brushing the coat depending on
how often they are in a show.
Suitable Environment - The best suitable home environment for the
Abyssinian cat is an active one. They adapt well with other animals and are
perfect for children.
Personality Traits - The Abyssinian cat is
intelligent, very people oriented wanting to know what you are doing and
wants to help. They are one of the most intelligent breeds of cats and none
more loyal. They are a great companion and are good at training you what to
do. Abyssinian cats are retrievers and climbers. The Abyssinian owner needs
to allow time to play with this incredible animal on a daily basis.
Once you own an Abyssinian cat or ever spend time with one,
you will be captivated by them, amused and amazed. And if you do own an
Abyssinian, you will never want any other breed as a companion. They capture
your heart and you will be in love.
Abyssinian Breeders: When
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reputable breeder tips to guide you in finding your best
friend. Please keep in mind that Kitty Cat Breeders does its best to
reputable list of breeders; however we will not be responsible for any
of their obligations or duties; buy responsibly.
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Retired Stud, 2 Retired Queens & 2 year old kitten
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Kentucky Katz Cattery is no longer breeding. The retired stud is an 8 year old Ruddy. The 2 retired 5 year old queens-one blue and one red and the last kitten born of the last litter is a 2 year old fawn male. This is a family unit. They can go 2 to a family, however they need to go to a family that has NO other pets. They are incredibly loving, healthy and happy, but due to family issues I need to place them in a loving home. $200 each plus shipping or delivery. Please contact me on my business phone listed or email as well. My Business is Howard's Creek Authentic Beer Cheese. Thanks, Kathy
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