Cat Breeds – C –


Cat Breeds – C –


California Spangled


The origin of the money is in the United States and California Span began in 1986.

One is about 15 years to get to this breed as it is now.

For the breeding of this breed is used a lot of different breeds such as: Siamese, Abyssinian, British Short-hair, Manx, Asian and Egyptian Press, pet cats.

All these varieties are used to mimic the look of a wild cat, but with a character of a House cat.


The body of the California Span money Cat is medium sized and muscular.

A clear characteristic is its length, and that its shape is angular.

Because of its length, the propelling money Cat smooth California Span.

The head is medium sized; remarkable are the wide cheekbones and a full well developed muzzle.

The ears are medium sized and are pretty far apart, the tips of the ears are rounded.

The eyes are medium sized and almond shaped, the eye color is amber or brown.

The California Span money Cat has about 10 different colors; such as: Black-Silver, charcoal (charcoal), bronze, gold, Brown, blue and silver.

The coat is short, soft to the touch and is smooth.

On the abdomen and tail is the hair longer.





For several years, this breed is especially popular among Italian breeders.

In January 1984 brought the Milanese Paolo Pellegatta a vet visit to Sri Lanka, there he stumbled across an unusual and attractive local cat.

Although the stray cats was concerned, they were remarkably friendly and he decided to take a small group back to Italy.

First were that two males: Tisa and Serendib and two cats: Taranga Aralyia, there came later and get some cats at and together they formed the European core of the breed.

They appeared a few months later (in May 1984) for the first time to the public, on the Coma Cat Show in Italy and were a success.

There followed 4 years of planned breeding, after which in May 1988 the Gatto di Ceylon to the FIFE was presented.

Official recognition is at the FIFE never become a reality, though at an independent Italian organization.

A cat that closely resembles an early, still not very streamlined Abyssinian, submitted by Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).


The Ceylon has the typical ticked tabby coat of the modern Abyssinian, but he still has stripes on the legs like that for that race by the end of the 19 century just were.

He has a compact and medium body, round breast and a fine bone structure.

The muscles are well developed, has muscular legs with rounded feet.

The front legs are shorter than the hind legs.

Its tail is relatively short and wide at the starter, but thinner than runs forward to the round-about.

The coat consists of short fine hair and feels silky, has little undercoat when the coat easy to maintain.

The hairs are golden and Sandy-colored to show a ticking (on 1 hair is both dark and light discoloration).

This special hair are both on the chest, on the back as on the side.

The Ceylon has a striped markings on the cheeks and the legs and rings on the tail, on the forehead is a scara leg shaped drawing.

The Ceylon has medium to large ears that are close together, they are very high on the head.

He has a slightly rounded skull and a fairly flat forehead, the cheeks are round and the nose is short.

He has large almond-shaped eyes with a dark border around there, the eyes are yellow-green in color.





The suspicion is that these cats come from a mountainous area in France with the name ‘ Grand Chartreuse ‘.

In this area is the 11 century the ‘ sins order of Carthusian Monks ‘ established, the monks would these cats have bred to harmful rodents to keep away.

The cats are in the course of time in Paris.

In the 18 century popped up regularly in the name “Chartreux” books and articles if one was talking about Blue, short-haired cats from Paris.

Especially in France and Belgium these cats are very popular, but the Chartreux are experiencing a growing popularity in Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, USA and Germany.


The Chartreux is a medium to large cat with what grove construction that nevertheless, graceful look.

They grow quite long out and be late mature, males are larger and stockier of construction than the females and possess solid hangover cheeks.

The head has a reversed trapezoidal shape with medium quite high set ears and a well-developed skull with a flat space between the ears.

The eyes are large and open and may not round; the outer corner of the eye is light facing you.

The eye color is deep yellow to dark copper-colored and pure and intense in color.

The body is firm and muscular with a broad chest and muscular legs on medium with fairly large state firm feet.

The tail is of medium length, wide at the starter and tapered in a rounded point.

The coat is double and thick, shiny with a woolly Undercoat and fleece.

The color is uniform blue and should all varieties of blue, blue-gray to deep steel blue-gray can be so proved.



Cornish Rex


In 1950, the first ever Cornish Rex was born on a farm in Bodmin Moor.

Serena, a black torte with white farm cat, had a litter of kittens, one of which struck quite because of his curly coat.

This male kitten called Kallibunker was and is the ancestor of all current Cornish Rexes.

His owner suspected that his curly coat was the result of a refined breeding coat mutation.

On touching her veterinarian and the geneticist, Dr. Jude, she began a breeding program.

Kallibunker covered when he was an adult his mother a number of times in different nests were becoming both Serena and smooth-haired as curly kittens.

This was proven that it is indeed a re-defied went to reverend gene, with the descendants of then bred Kallibunker is further.

To build the breed crossed with other domestic cats the Cornish Rexes cross with the British short-hairs, Oriental, Siamese and Burmese.

A number of cats went to America and became there crossed with American Short-hair cats and Siamese.


The Cornish Rex is an elegant, muscular cat with long legs and tail.

Also the head is quite long and the ears are large and erect.

The European type has a fuller coat and is slightly larger.

The American Cornish Rex is more extreme type, is smaller and finer built, has larger ears and a thinner coat.

The coat is very short and more corrugated than curled and consists only of Crown hair and fuzzy hairs, the normal longer guard hairs are missing.

The whiskers and lashes are curled.





No one knows where the Manx originally comes from, maybe the Vikings this tailless cat to the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.

The fact is, that it is one of the oldest European land-races.

How the gene for long hair in the breed is bred, is not known.

The long-haired version has the name Cymric (from Wales), although he was not from Wales.

Cymrics are called, but they are there as well as the tailless Manx in three versions: Rympy, Stumpy and Darius.

Rympy is entirely tailless; Stumpy has a short tail to 3 cm and has a tail of Darius almost normal length.


The Cymric has a sturdy medium body, the body has a round shape and an breast bride, the back is short.

The cats weigh on average between 3.5 to 5.5 kg.

They have a good bone structure and well developed muscles, also the legs are muscular.

The hind legs are visible longer than the front legs, making the back in an ascending line up runs.

The Cymric has a round head and a slightly rounded forehead.

He has excellent cheekbones and a pronounced Chin.

The nose has a medium length; the ears are wide and are what turned out.

They are rounded at the tops with fluff that pierces.

The breed has big round eyes whose color is in harmony with the fur.

However, the eye colors is of secondary importance, yellow and green are common eye colors, but white cats can also have blue eyes or odd-eyed are: with two different colored eyes.