Body Build Types:
Every breed has its own body build but basically
there are three different kinds:
Lithe - wedge shaped head, narrow shoulders and
hind and long legs.
Muscular (this is just a name it has nothing
to do with strength) - slightly round head, medium legs, shoulders and
Cobby - flat face, short legs, round head, wide
shoulders and hind.
Is the way the individual hairs of a cat are
colored. The main types are a) untipped, b) shell,
and e) ticked.
See the Color Chart.
is the longest type of fur with guard hairs reaching a length of up to
12 cm. The down hairs are much shorter by comparison. Awn hairs are either
absent or very sparse. The cats who have this are usually Persian-based
breeds such as the Kashmir, Himalayan or Ragdoll.
Persian type hair>
Angora has finer hair than the Persian. It is a little bit shorter though.
The down hairs are almost as long as the guard hairs. Awn hairs are also
missing. The only breed that has this type of fur is the Turkish Angora.
<Angora type hair
guard hairs are as long as the Persian's but are uneven and coarser. This
type has a very dense undercoat and no awn hairs. Three breeds share this
type: the Maine Coon Cat, the Norwegian Forest Cat and the Cymric.
Maine Coon type hair>
Devon Rex has hairs of all three types they are all very short and curly.
It is shared by the Rex and American Wirehair.
<Devon Rex type hair
cats have this kind of fur even the longhaired Tiffany, Somali and Birman.
The hair has awn, down and guard hairs of the same length. Awn hairs are
present but are rare.
Birtish Shorthair type hair>
This type of coat has two variations the longhaired
one and the shorthaired one. It has only guard hairs and short awn hairs.
The longhaired version belongs to the Turkish Van and the Balinese, while
the shorthaired version is owned solely by the Siamese.
Before you view the encyclopedia please see the
information below, it'll help you to choose what color hair dye you
want or bewilder your friends by calling yourself, human style, something
like this: "brown tabby and white with gold eyes" or "lynx-point ticked
with hazel eyes".
Firstly, you must know how cats' eyes are shaped
for this distinguishes many a breed from another. There are three main
types but most cats have an intermediate shape.
If you don't see the difference then don't worry,
you need a trained eye for this.
Why do people bother with this?
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