Cat Breeds – N – O –
Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest cat is a dog with a very old history.
In Norway the Norwegian Forest cat is officially the national animal.
When the race around 1977 was officially acknowledged it was big news and it came in the whole country on television and in the newspapers.
The Norwegians are very proud of ‘ their ‘ authentic original cat breed.
Since then, this beautiful animal on peacefully conquered the world.
This cat is still much confused with the Maine Coon, because they are much alike, but the Norwegian Forest cat has a different profile of the head and is a five-lobed corolla than that of the Maine Coon.
The Norwegian Forest cat is a fairly large cat with a double coat.
A thick, wool Undercoat and smooth, what greasy-feeling guard fur.
In the spring the Norwegian Forest cat will lose much hair making him look like can see if a short-haired cat.
In the fall the coat back again and the Norwegian Forest cat has a full collar, much hair on the flanks and hind legs and a thick plume tail.
The hind legs are longer than the front legs, the feet are round and large and in the correct relationship to the legs.
The head is viewed from the front a triangle; all sides are the same length.
Seen from the side profile is high and the forehead is light around.
The nose is long and straight without CAP, the Chin is firm.
The ears are large and open, broad at the base and have Lynx-like plumes and long hair in front of the ears.
The eyes are large and oval, well open and slightly angled.
They have strong bones and are muscular.
It takes an average of 2 to 3 years before a Norwegian Forest Cat complete physical has grown, this also counts for their fur.
The Oci-cats is a human-aware bred cat breed.
An American cat breeder from Michigan (US) wanted a Siamese breed with the markings of the Abyssinian in the extremity (-tabby) and crossed with a Siamese Abyssinian.
A descendant was crossed with another Siamese and thus was born a Tabby point Siamese.
One of the kittens, however, was not equipped with Points but was ivory and had gold-colored stains.
That was the first Oci-cats; the name comes from the wild Ocelot.
Other breeders found this nice Phenotype and participated in the breeding program.
The breed was recognized in the 1960s, but only got the champion status in 1987 and in 1988, the Oci-cats recognized in Europe.
The Oci-cats has a long body, long legs and a medium long tapered tail.
Although on the rest of the body spots are characteristic, sitting on the tail rings.
The tip of the tail gives the darkest colors in the coat.
The cat has a pretty round head with a prominent muzzle and pointed ears.
On the head is the lightest coat color for and forms above the eyes a Tabby pattern (stripes are visible in this place that a “M” shapes).
Oci-cats come in 12 recognized color variants, namely: Black spotted, chocolate, Cinnamon, Lilac, blue spotted and mottled Fawn spotted.
The variants are also recognized on a silver white surface.
Occasionally there is also still a nest in a marbled or plain colored kitten is born.
The Ojos Azules is compared to other cat breeds a recently created breed.
In 1984, in the US State of New Mexico-a turtle discovered called ‘ Cornflower ‘ pussy.
What made this kitten so special is that he had dark blue eyes, something normally only occurs in white or Himmy cats.
The kitten Finder saw in that this is a very special feature was, there was a breeding program started in the United States.
The breed was named after his extraordinary feature: ‘ Ojos Azules ‘ means in Spanish ‘ blue eyes ‘.
The blue eye combined with a normal coat color comes from a spontaneous mutation of a dominant gene.
Hence the cat blue eyes regardless of the color of his fur, the breed is very rare.
In 1991, the breed was recognized by the T.I.C.A. According to a breed standard, he should not be crossed with other breeds.
The breeding program is currently on the back burner because the gene responsible for the typical blue eyes now associated with a lethal genetic abnormality.
When both parents are carriers of this disorder die all the kittens in the uterus.
This discovery makes the future of this breed very insecure.
The Ojos Azules has a medium body; the rear legs are a little longer than the front legs and end in small feet.
The breed has developed moderate to fine bones.
He has a short, fine coat that should be silky and shiny; the Undercoat is little develops and should more intense in color than the outer coat.
All coat colors are allowed at this race, spots on the abdomen or chest are next seen as erroneous the breed standard.
Typical properties for the breed are the White points at the ends of the body.
The White points are on the legs, face and tail.
The tail is similar in length in relation to the rest of the body and ends in a point.
Ojos Azules cats have a light spherical head and a square muzzle, the nose shows a slight stop.
He has medium-sized ears that are relatively high on the head; the points of the ears are rounded in shape.
Further he has big round eyes, the eyes should be bright blue or gray blue in color.
Also odd-eyed cats are allowed, one eye should be blue and the other eye may Green, gold or copper-colored.
The Oriental short-hair is in fact nothing but a Siamese with a fully colored jacket (it’s actually a ‘ designer ‘ Siamese)
This breed is created around the 1950s, initially especially at English breeders who had the desire to breed a cat Siamese type with the corresponding character, but then fully colored.
To achieve this goal were both Purebred Cats as cats breed less regression.
The first Oriental Short hair was the Havana’s, solid chocolate colored cats.
However, the man would deny themselves if they don’t want to develop more colors would, one can finally never have enough variety.
Nowadays the Oriental short-hair in a large range of colors and patterns, absolutely anything is possible.
The most common colors at the Oriental short-hair are: Black, chocolate, Blue, Lilac, Red and Cream, but also Cinnamon and Fawn are more and more for.
Solid, Tabbies (patterns ticked, spotted, mackerel and blotched), Tot ties (solid colored cats with red or cream through a very diverse), Torte-tabbies (Agoutis with red or cream-colored specks mixed through it), Bi-color and all this with or without silver.
Also all-white cats occur, usually these are green eyes or odd-eyed, but also 2 blue eyes are seen in this variety.
The body is long and lean, well-muscled tube formation body with a sloping top line, because the hind legs longer than the front legs.
The legs are long and slender with small oval feet.
The head is long and well-proportioned and wedge-shaped, broad between the ears.
The lines of the wedge walk without interruption to a fine muzzle, the nose line is straight and goes on without interruption in the rounded line of the forehead, and they have a long slender neck.
The eyes are almond shaped, slightly oblique, but not deep lying.
The third eyelid should not cover more than the extreme corner of the eye, monochrome the eyes are bright green.
The ears are large and pointed, broad at the base; the ears put the lines of the wedge.
They have a long whip tail, narrow at the base and tapered culminating in a fine point.
The coat is very short, fine, and shiny and is smooth to the touch.