Cat Breeds – J – K – L
The origin of this breed in the far East, the animals were at least thousand years ago depicted on various art objects and paintings in China and Japan.
In ancient Chinese manuscripts is spoken of cats with ‘ a tail in the form of a scepter ‘.
At the time, it was the breed only in the possession of noble and royal families.
The breed was strongly worshiped and revered, especially the three-colored species, locally known as the Mi-Ke’s.
The cats are always depicted with a raised right-wing front leg, as a symbol of prosperity and happiness: Maneki-Neko, the cat that greeting.
You will find them in Japan both in temples as in houses back.
The first Japanese Bobtail was introduced in the United States around 1960, he proved to be very popular with American and Japanese enthusiasts.
Breeder E. Freret continued the first breeding program on the breed continued to spread.
In 1971, the C.F.A. in 1990 on a breed standard and the breed was recognized also by the F.I.F.
In Europe the first Bobtail in 1981 entered in France, these were the Queen Sirikit and the hangover Aikido.
Despite the great popularity in the United States, the breed remains rare in Europe.
They come but very seldom on cats for exhibitions.
The breed is named after its characteristic short tail, Bobtail.
It looks like a Pompom, like the tail of a rabbit; this characteristic tail is caused by a recessive gene.
The tail can include one or multiple parts are made up, in the latter case, he curled up and kinked.
The tail is average but 5 inches long, the hairs on the Pompom-like tail are longer than on the rest of the body.
The breed occurs in two variants, with a short or a semi-longhair coat.
The coat is soft and silky, but without real Undercoat.
All colors are allowed except chocolate, Lilac and Color-point.
The spots must be clearly defined and the colors evenly, the coat has little care.
Japanese Bobtail cats have a medium body; they are well muscled but rather long and slender than solidly built.
They have long thin but well developed legs; the hind legs are clearly longer than the front legs.
They have a triangular head with fine facial features; their cheekbones are high and well visible.
They have a long well-built nose and large erect ears.
The color of the large oval eyes should be in harmony with the coat color.
The typical Mi-Ke’s all eye colors and are also odd-eyed for, with two different eye colors.
All lives up to its name presumption of well, the Javanese are not come directly from the island of Java.
Originally the cat comes from the Far East, but the exact origin remains unclear.
The breed originated from breeding programmers of both simultaneously in the United States as in Great-Britain.
This happen has for many, and so is also responsible for the different designation of the breed and its different breed standards.
Used to find the breed of Oriental short-hairs and Balinese.
The Balinese took care of the silky medium length fur, the Balinese is in turn a medium length haired version of the Siamese.
The opinions remain divided or the Javanese really is a new breed, or just a variation on the Balinese.
The various cat associations disagree on this issue.
The F.I.F. describes the Javanese as an oriental medium length haired cat with a fully pigmented coat and green eyes.
For the C.F.A. is the Javanese Balinese in a different color than the four established basic colors (blue, Seal, chocolate and Lilac Point).
The independent Dutch cat associations recognize the Javanese breed not.
The Javanese is medium sized and generally heavier than the Siamese.
Despite its long, slender and graceful appearance is the Javanese also very muscular.
He has long slender legs, which like the body also contain the necessary muscular strength.
His long legs running out in small oval feet.
He has a fine silky coat with medium-long hair.
The coat is longer at the height of the collar, shoulders and tail.
Actually, the tail of the Javanese very long and thin, but this is hardly noticeable by its fairly thick plume tail.
Furthermore, the Javanese little undercoat, the Undercoat is also not woolly in texture.
The yacht should be good against the House abut and should not stand or too thick, the coat of the Javanese is easy to maintain.
He loves to be brushed, but as long as he gets attention and affection!
The coat must be solid in color, without Tabby or Shadow markings.
The color of the coat comes in the same varieties as the Oriental short hair, popular are the Brown (Havana) and black cats.
The Javanese has a long slender neck and a medium-sized head.
He has a long straight new, but the muzzle itself is rather fine, the nasal bridge shows no stop but runs into the forehead.
On his head are big wide ears, the ears are triangular in shape and end in a point.
Its large, almond-shaped eyes run slightly oblique to the nose. The eyes should be bright green in color.
Only Color-point and white cats have dark blue eyes, odd-eyed white cats may also, which means that the cat possesses two different eye colors.
The Korat is a natural breed, hailing from the province of Korat, Thailand – in Ampur Pimai, where he bred in the Royal cattery since 1350.
The earliest descriptions of the Korat breed can be found in ‘ The Cat – Book of Poems “or” Smud Khoi ‘ written between 1350 and 1767.
In this book the seventeen Thailand’s good luck cats described and the book can be found in the National Library of Bangkok.
The Korat is in the book described as follows: the cat has a color such as Lao Dock (dock means flower and Lao is an herb such as lemon grass with silvery flowers) and the hairs are smooth, with a color as the clouds and tops as silver.
Her eyes shine like dewdrops on a lotus leaf.
There are many traditions around the Korat, Sawat in its homeland he called Si – ‘ happiness ‘.
He was donated to the young couple during princely weddings as a sign of a happy and long lasting marriage life.
The fact that this graceful and elegant appearance was reserved for the Royal family, or to high Siamese officials, declared the rare occurrence of this cat outside the borders of the country.
Also, a number of foreigners (including a British Ambassador) honored with such a Royal gift.
It seems that this breed already in 1896 on a UK show was represented, at that time the Korat was wrongly mistaken for a Blue Siamese cat.
The first major fame came in 1959 when an American breeder (Jean Johnson of Cedar Glen Cattery in Oregon) some specimens imported to the United States.
They were Nara and Dara, a brother and sister of the Maharajah Cattery or Mme. Ruen a. Rajamitri from Thailand.
In fact, the Korat is still very rare in our regions, they are often not on a cat show, or but with some copies, present.
Two other races in which the Korat to their origin lies, long the heart of Westerners have already conquered: the Siamese and the Burma.
One can thus expect the Korat even will know the same success in our country.
The Korat has no Undercoat; short fine, shiny and smooth adjacent hairs (this makes the Korat in some cases also suitable for people with allergies to cats).
Extra short hair on the outside of the ears, to the muzzle and on the feet.
The body is of medium size, muscular, slightly stocky with a slightly rounded back.
Low on the legs; the hind a leg are slightly longer than the front legs and has small oval feet.
The head is heart-shaped with a long snout, firm Chin and jaw.
The forehead is flat and wide; the nose is quite short, slightly upright and shows a slight stop.
The ears are mediocre and rounded, very high on the skull and wide at the base, a light down on the inside of the ear cups.
The eyes are large and radiant, far apart standing and they are bright green.
The open eyes are good around, but when they are closed, they are what slanted position.
The tail is medium sized with a rounded tip.
The color of the Korat is: silver-grey.
The tipping of the hair ends caused a silver flood over the body, especially behind the ears, to the muzzle and on the feet.
Nose dark blue or lavender.
Foot pads dark blue or lavender with a pink appearance.
In 1982 gave a cat on the cherry farm of Linda Koehl in The Dallas the life to some kittens.
One of the kittens was bald at birth, when this kitten had become larger; it got a curled, soft coat.
She was the only kitten in the litter with such coat, one called her ‘ Curly ‘.
Over time got Curly itself kittens, who also again all curls, were shown to have.
Both Curly as her offspring were walking around freely on the farm and for planting the first years went without any interference from the owners.
Only after 10 years we knew Linda, the owner of the now-created colony to persuade a targeted curly cats breeding program.
Initially wanted to breed ‘ Oregon Rex ‘ name, but that name already existed.
Eventually, it became the ‘ Dallas LA Perm ‘, later just ‘ LA Perm ‘.
The curly or wavy coat is one of the most important racial characteristics of the LA Perm.
The coat can vary from a ruffled coat to ringed curls, short and long.
The coat is quite soft in texture, however each coat is unique.
Some kittens are born bald, but most have short, corrugated hair at birth.
Often they are completely bald at the age of 2 weeks and the first 4 months there may be various stages of baldness, the fur will grow again but the cats can lose this more often.
Adult LA Perms have a thick yet airy-style coat, the gene that caused the curls at the LA Perm inherits dominant.
The LA Perms that twice the gene for the curly coat wearing his pure-breeding, the LA Perm who wear only once this gene can also smooth-haired offspring.
The head of the LA Perm is somewhat triangular with wide-set ears, whisker pads and large, expressive eyes full.
They have an imposing set completely curled whisker.
The cat is temperate Oriental of construction, and usually the hind legs slightly longer than the front legs.
Long-haired cats have plumes in and behind the ears and a thick, full tail.Short-haired cats have a tail that is most like a bottle brush – with rough, outstanding hair.
This new breed was in the 80’s in the United States developed from crosses between the Red and Canadian Lynx with domesticated cats.
The ideal cultivation is a cat that, as much as possible, similar to the Red Lynx, the Canada Lynx (Felis Chaus), or the jungle-cat with the soft, reliable nature of the domesticated cat.
The domesticated Lynx is still extremely rare.
The body of the Domesticated Lynx is big and muscular.
The legs are long, they have a curved back.
The head is wedge-shaped; the nose is wide and fairly long.
The ears are medium sized, the beginnings of the ears are wide and walk out at one point, they are hairy and may have lynx tufts might get.
The eyes are almond-shaped, and are slightly slanted.
The domesticated Lynx starred in the colors’: black, blue, cinnamon, fawn, chocolate and lilac.
These colors may both dark as light, or in combination with silver.
There are different possible drawings such as: fur Spotted, Ticked and Color-point.
The legs, belly and tail should have stripes or spots.
The coat is short to medium length, close of structure there is a clear Undercoat.