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Abyssinian

Page history last edited by logank 1 year, 9 months ago

Cat Breeds

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Description

     Abyssinians have large ears, eyes shaped like almonds, a broad head, a slender yet well toned muscular body, and a pretty short tail. Their fur can range from silky feel to a more dense, rough feel. The fur color can be from blue, red, or even a light lilac color. They are a very active cat and it's almost hard to imagine them staying still for a short moment. Due to their loyalty and high level of intelligence, they are easy to train.

A short history of the Abyssinian

     In the Victorian age, the Abyssinian was a highly sought after companion. Nobody is quite sure of the Abyssinians origin but we are led to believe that they were the cats of the pharaohs, therein being worshipped as a cat that was from the gods. Though evidence suggests that they originate from the Indian Ocean coastal area or even the Indonesian islands.

A breeding program help spread the population of the Abyssinians in the 1930's to the US and was a key to restoring the population due to only a small handful of Abyssinians surviving WW2 in England years later.

Pictures

Abyssinian Cats And Kittens

http://cattime.com/cat-breeds/abyssinian-cats#/slide/1

Abyssinian Cats And Kittens

http://cattime.com/cat-breeds/abyssinian-cats#/slide/3

Abyssinian Cats And Kittens

http://cattime.com/cat-breeds/abyssinian-cats#/slide/8

 

Interesting Facts

     The Abyssinian was considered as sacred animals to the Egyptians and were therefore treated very well and looked after because of their status.

 

Works cited

Abyssinian, Cattime, http://cattime.com/cat-breeds/abyssinian-cats#/slide/, accessed May 2, 2018

Abyssinian, A-Z Animals, https://a-z-animals.com/animals/abyssinian/, accessed May 2, 2018

Comments (1)

logank said

at 11:43 am on May 2, 2018

Where does the Abyssinian originate from as far as research suggests?

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