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Devon Rex

Devon Rex Cat Breed

The Devon Rex Cat Breed The Devon Rex originated in Devon county in England, ten years after the development of the Cornish Rex. Different mutant genes produced the two different species of Rex Cats. At first some North American associations did not recognize the Devon & Cornish Rexes as two …

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Cymric

Cymric Cat Breed

The Cymric Cat Breed The origin of this longhaired, tailless relative of the Manx is uncertain; it could be from the Isle of Man or possibly Wales. Longhair kittens began to appear in Manx litters born right here in Canada in the 1960’s. Supporters chose the name Cymric, (pronounced kumric) …

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Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex Cat Breed The Cornish Rex originated in Cornwall, England in 1950. In a litter of kittens born to a barn cat, one kitten displayed an unusual short wavy coat. His owner took this kitten, later named Kallibunker, to a well-known cat breeder and rabbit fancier with an …

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Colorpoint Shorthair

Colorpoint Shorthair

The Colorpoint Shorthair Cat Breed The Colorpoint Shorthair was derived from efforts to produce a cat with red point color, a non-traditional color for Siamese. These breeding also produced tortie points and blue cream points. In the early 1960’s, breeders also did experimental breeding to bring the tabby or lynx …

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Chartreux

Chartreux Cat Breed

The Chartreux Cat Breed It is said that the first Chartreux appeared in the sixteenth century at the Grenoble monastery (where the famous Chartreuse liqueur was made). The monks selectively bred the Chartreux to control the mice & rat numbers. The Chartreux was also acknowledge in history during the mid …

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Chantilly

Chantilly Cat Breed

The Chantilly Cat Breed The Chantilly is a medium size cat originally called “Foreign Longhair”. The coat is semi-long, full and with a plumed tail. Its long ear tufts are one of the most striking features. Average weight is 8-12 lbs., with males being larger than females. Both sexes are …

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Burmilla

Burmilla Cat

The Burmilla Cat Breed The Burmilla is a breed that originated in the United Kingdom in 1981 as a result of an accidental mating between a Chinchilla Persian male and a Lilac (Platinum) Burmese female. The resulting offspring were so impressive in type and vigor that it was decided to …

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Burmese

Burmese Cat

The Burmese Cat Breed Legend places the Burmese as a divinity in ancient Buddhist monasteries, but almost all modern pedigreed Burmese can trace their ancestry back to a single walnut-brown female cat called Wong Mau, which was taken from Rangoon to the U.S. in 1930. Much research and experimental breeding …

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British Shorthair

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair Cat Breed The British Shorthair’s origin is as stated in the name, English (possibly brought to the British Isles by invading Romans). The first British Shorthairs were shown in England in 1898. The British cat breeders worked very hard to develop these cats to the perfection that …

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Bombay

Bombay Cat

The Bombay Cat Breed The Bombay is a man-made breed developed in 1958 from a Black American Shorthair and a Sable Burmese. Named for Bombay, India, because of its resemblance to India’s black leopard, the Bombay is often described as the “patent-leather” cat. So far, the Bombay is only bred …

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