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  • 1. Cat Breeds
  • 2. Cat BreedsCat registrations 2006 By Cat Fancier’s Assoc. (40 total breeds)1. Persian 6. Abyssinian2. Maine Coon 7. Birman3. Exotic 8. American Shorthair Developed from Persians but have short fur4. Siamese 9. Oriental5. Ragdoll 10. Sphynx
  • 3. 1 Persian Most numerous registrations. Long fluffy hair, stocky body with
  • 4. 2 Maine Coon Originated in Maine. First mentioned in literature in 1861. Long, shaggy coat.
  • 5. 3 ExoticBred forPersiancharacteristicsexcept hasshort hair for
  • 6. Siamese 4Blue eyes, light bodies, colored points
  • 7. 5 RagdollRagdolls are large, laid-back, semi longhaired cats with captivating blue eyes. Males weight 15 to 20 lbs.
  • 8. 6Abyssinian – one of the oldest known breeds.May trace back thousands of years but origin indispute. Popular short hair breed.
  • 9. 7BirmanThe Birman cat is believed to have originated in Burma, where it was considered sacred, the companion cat of the Kittah priests
  • 10. Burma, officially the Union of Myanmar
  • 11. 8AmericanShorthairA mixture of manydifferent earlyAmerican cats. TheCat FanciersAssociation (CFA)chose to officiallyrecognize this lovely
  • 12. 9 OrientalOrientals represent adiverse group of catswith over 300 differentcolors and patterns.Their foundation is fromthe Siamese breed.
  • 13. 10 SphynzIn 1966 adomestic catgave birth to ahairless kittenin Toronto,Canada. It wasdiscovered tobe a naturalmutation andthe Sphynxcat, as weknow it today,
  • 14. 12 British ShorthairPermanent smile because of prominent,round whisker pads. Developed fromgarden cat in England. First English cat toshow with pedigree at English cat shows.
  • 15. 18 Scottish Fold Ears folded forward and down
  • 16. 221981mutation –earscurledback –traces toone straycat. American Curl
  • 17. 23 Manx No tail – genetic condition, heterozygous Mm, homozygous causes early embryonic death
  • 18. Munchin
  • 19. Chantilly/Tiffany – new breed developedfrom two chocolate colored cats of unknownancestry