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British Angora

British Angora


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Breed Organizations

TICA Executive Office
Website: http://www.tica.org
The Cat Fanciers' Association
Website: http://www.cfainc.org

Native Country
United States Of America
Other Names
Mandarin, Red Classic Tabby, Javanese, Foreign Longhair, Oriental Longhair
Life Expectancy
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Litter Size
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Breed Appearance
Javanese cats are referred to by show cat fanciers as colorpoint cats: showing odd or "rare" colors; such as red or white, or patternation; tabby and tortie.

Breed Description
Head: Medium-sized, can be inscribed in a triangle. In profile, the skull is slightly convex. Slender muzzle. Long, straight nose continuing the line of the forehead without break. Medium-sized chin.
Eyes: Medium-sized, almond-shaped, set slightly at a slant toward the nose. Color: luminous green. Colorpoints and white-coated cats have dark blue eyes.
Neck: Long and slender.
Body: Long, svelte, graceful but muscular.
Paw: Long, slender, in proportion to the body. Small, oval paws.
Tail: Very long and slender, even at the base, tapering to the tip.
Coat: Thin, silky hair moderately long on the body, slightly longer on the ruff, shoulders, and tail (plume). No wooly undercoat. Even color without tabby markings or shading in non-agouti varieties. Varieties are those of the Oriental type. The eyes are green, except in the white-coated Javanese, which has dark blue eyes.Colorpoint with dark blue eyes, in the varieties recognized for the Siamese.
Fault: White markings. Eyes more yellow than green. Tabby markings in non-agouti varieties.


History
Like the Oriental Shorthair or the Balinese, but with semilong hair Despite its name, this cat did not originate in Java. During breeding programs that led to the creation of the Balinese (semilonghaired Siamese), American breeders obtained a semilonghaired Oriental called the Javanese because of its type. Feline associations are divided on the issue of whether the Javanese is truly a new breed or simply a variety of Balinese. The F.I.Fe., for example, considers it a semilonghaired Oriental type with a solid coat and green eyes. The C.F.A. considers the Javanese simply as a Balinese with coloring other than the four recognized basic colors (seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac point). The Javanese is therefore a colorpoint with dark blue eyes like the Siamese. The Javanese is still quite rare in Europe.

Behavior
The Javanese has the character and temperament of an Oriental type cat. Javanese cats are extraverted and talk a lot in a melodious voice. They are possessive, following their owner like a small dog, and they know how to get all the petting they want. They are easy to groom, especially since they love being brushed. They are notably fond of play, jumping and human contact and allegedly depressed if regularly not entertained by humans or other pets. They are reportedly good mouse hunters.

Health
Common genetic defects are shared with the "Balinese Cat" and the "Siamese Cat". These include: deafness, joint issues, early-onset arthritis, hip displacement and cross-eye.





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