Native Country Southeast Asia Other Names Ceylon, Sri Lankan Cat Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available
Breed Appearance In the United States this is a very rare breed so little or no information is available.
Breed Description Head: Medium in size and dimensions.
Slightly rounded skull and rather flat forehead. Gently rounded
cheeks. Moderately short nose with slight nose break. Chin not
strong. Eyes: Rather large and set at a slight angle. Upper line is
almond-shaped and lower line is rounded. Dark rims. Color: Yellow-green Body: Medium size, compact and muscular. Well rounded chest.
Fine boning. Paw: Medium in length. Forelegs are shorter than hind legs.
Well muscled. Round paws. Tail: Moderately short, broad at the base and tapering to a
rounded tip. Coat: Short, fine, and silky. Sparse undercoat.
History A natural breed originating in Sri Lanka In
1984, Dr. Paolo Pellegatta brought the first six "Gatto di Ceylon"
specimens into Italy. The cats came from Sri Lanka (formerly
Ceylon), an island located southeast of India. A breeding and
selection program is currently underway to fix breed type. The
Ceylon has grown rapidly in popularity in Italy. A Friends of the
Gatto di Ceylon Club was formed in 1988.