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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Seems like new breeds are added every year. I wonder which are the more popular/"important" ones? which make you curious?

Was thinking about doing a review on one of the new breeds, maybe highlander cats? Also, if you care to take a look at our current list of breed reviews, and let me know which ones do you think are really missing. I know it doesn't cover all breeds, but I wonder which ones to add first -
http://www.thecatsite.com/Cats/Cat_Breeds.html
post #2 of 26
No offense intended but you are missing a heck of a lot of "old" breeds in the first instance!

American Shorthairs
British Shorthairs
Turkish Vans and T. Angoras
Burmese (European and standard)
Tonkinese
The whole load of Rexes (Cornish, Selkirk, Devons)
Somali
E Maus
Ocicats
Chartreux
Exotics
American Curls
Bengals

I'm sure I've missed more than a few! As for the newer breeds (at least those recognised by CFA) you could look into La Perms and Ragamuffins...
post #3 of 26
I'm not sure I've ever heard of the highlander cat. Are they at all related to the Manx or Scottish Fold?

I work with both Turkish Vans and Egyptian Maus, so if you are in need of pictures/information for future articles, please let me know. I'd be happy to supply what you need
post #4 of 26
I can see Bengal and BSH on the list, am I looking at the wrong one? In addition to Abymummy's suggestions I couldn't find mention of:

Korat
Manx
Balinese & Javanese (we don't distinguish between them in the UK they are all Balinese but Javanese is relevant for US members)
Russian Blue
Snowshoe
Singapura
Birman
Havana Brown (again we don't have them here but relevant for US members)

In terms of less well known breeds how about the Australian Mist or the Sokoke?
post #5 of 26
I would like to see articles on Cornish/Devon Rexes and Ocicats. If you need help in writing some of them, let me know. I bred Cornish and own Ocicats and am familiar with the background/standards, etc. of the above breeds.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Anne View Post
Seems like new breeds are added every year. I wonder which are the more popular/"important" ones? which make you curious?

Was thinking about doing a review on one of the new breeds, maybe highlander cats? Also, if you care to take a look at our current list of breed reviews, and let me know which ones do you think are really missing. I know it doesn't cover all breeds, but I wonder which ones to add first -
http://www.thecatsite.com/Cats/Cat_Breeds.html
Please do NOT choose the Highlander. It is not a breed accepted by the American Curl breeders, and we do not accept the "history" of how this breed was founded. I would challenge them to prove with dna testing that the curl-earred component of the breed is not just an American Curl.

Trust me on this if nothing else...all the American Curl breeders I know, which is most of the reputable, active ones in the world, do NOT approve of ANY of the several hybrids being created using American Curls as a component.
post #7 of 26
I'd be interested in reading about the Australian Mist. I haven't been able to find much info about them on the net.

As for the older breeds, I'd love to see an article on either the rexes, ocicats, or burmese...of course I'm partial to those

Art
post #8 of 26
I agree on the Mist - those are native Australian cats cause I've never seen them outside of Australia If I ever got one, I'd have to choose the apricot/peach color ones - very unusual color
post #9 of 26
I don't consider the Highlander a recognized breed. What registry recognizes that breed? I think you should add the breeds of our members first since people on the forum will see posts about those breeds and might look for more info on the site about those breeds. So I must recommend the Somali : )
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
I can see Bengal and BSH on the list, am I looking at the wrong one? In addition to Abymummy's suggestions I couldn't find mention of:

Balinese & Javanese (we don't distinguish between them in the UK they are all Balinese but Javanese is relevant for US members)

For the information of those not in the know...CFA this season (ie. effective May 2008) merged the Javanese to the Balinese. The Javanese is now a division of the Balinese.
post #11 of 26
I suppose the next step is to merge Siamese and Colorpoints cause the Balineses/Javaness is the same exact thing as the S/C only in longhair. IMO that's the way it really should be. All the other associations have them together - you have Siamese (any color point) and Balinese (any color point).
post #12 of 26
Actually as far as I know, merging the Siamese with the CPS is not in the works. The numbers registered still merits the two being separate.
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
Great replies - thank you all!

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Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
No offense intended but you are missing a heck of a lot of "old" breeds in the first instance!
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None taken! I am fully aware of missing a lot of the "old" breeds

The reason I mentioned the new breeds, and specifically the highlanders is that they come up in keywords analysis reports. That's when I check to see what surfers are looking for online, which search terms connected with cats, I see quite a lot of people looking for highlanders. I confess, still didn't have the time to research that breed, so only mentioned that one because it seems to be popular in the searches.

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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
Please do NOT choose the Highlander. It is not a breed accepted by the American Curl breeders, and we do not accept the "history" of how this breed was founded. I would challenge them to prove with dna testing that the curl-earred component of the breed is not just an American Curl.

Trust me on this if nothing else...all the American Curl breeders I know, which is most of the reputable, active ones in the world, do NOT approve of ANY of the several hybrids being created using American Curls as a component.
Point taken and thank you. I guess we won't have a Highlanders review anytime soon

To those of you who kindly offered to provide a breed review - I am always happy to consider contributions of articles! They come with credit to the author and a link back to your website (if you have one). Breed descriptions need to be accompanies with good quality pictures (just 1-3) that come with full written permission from the copyright owners. It's why I prefer to actually handle those myself.
post #14 of 26
Ok - then if you want I'll pm you with links for the Cornish Rex and Ocicat so you can decide on what to use.
post #15 of 26
Oooh I say go for the Australian Spotted Mist! Here's a pic of a friends that I took when we saw them last year:

post #16 of 26
I love those.(Australian Spotted Mist)..gorgeous colors. I first heard of these back in the early to mid 1990s!
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Oooh I say go for the Australian Spotted Mist
They no longer use Spotted in the name and just go by Australian Mist as they come in spotted and marbled patterns.
post #18 of 26
The Dossow cat is a very new breed, created 2008 of mainly a cross between the Donskoy and Savannah cat. Bred to be a Hypoallergenic cat for people who have allergies to cat dander.
Sherri
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
They no longer use Spotted in the name and just go by Australian Mist as they come in spotted and marbled patterns.
Heavens, I'm a sucker for any cat that's marbled - I love the look.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by possomscreek View Post
The Dossow cat is a very new breed, created 2008 of mainly a cross between the Donskoy and Savannah cat. Bred to be a Hypoallergenic cat for people who have allergies to cat dander.
Sherri
Under which registry are they recognized? As the Savannah and Donskoy are still both developing breeds (and one a hybrid at that!!) I find it a little questionable that they would already be used to create new breeds. . .
post #21 of 26
I've just recently gotten into purebreds (Holly is an Ocicat) and would love to learn more about the little known breeds. I think most people that stumble onto TCS are like me...clueless and cat lovers

I vote for Australian Mist, although to be honest I haven't heard of most of the suggestions listed before. Guess that's my homework
post #22 of 26
You know, you should have a TON of Holly pictures by now - I'd like to see more of her
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by FerrisCat View Post
Under which registry are they recognized? As the Savannah and Donskoy are still both developing breeds (and one a hybrid at that!!) I find it a little questionable that they would already be used to create new breeds. . .
We are using REFR to reg. our kittens at this oint to keep a tract on our breeding program. These kittens are being made for pets for people who have allergies to cat dander. Sv and DonSphynx is main breed used but we are also using breeds that are also used in the legal outcross for both breeds. Few breeders in CA and USA have come together to create this hypoallergenic breed. Making kids with allergies happy to have a kitty to love and hold with out he illness.
I cat that is of all worlds, ours and the outer limits!

post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by possomscreek View Post
We are using REFR to reg. our kittens
Dossow cat is not a recognized breed with any of the major US registries being CFA, TICA, and ACFA. I don't even think it is recognized in any of the major registries outside of the US either. REFR is not a legit registery.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by possomscreek View Post
These kittens are being made for pets for people who have allergies to cat dander.
We already have established breeds that fill that need; the Sphynx, the Devon Rex, the Cornish Rex. . . and not to mention the Siberian, a LH breed!

My issue with this is that the Don Sphynx/Peterbald is a new breed. It is still not recognized in all of the major cat registries. Until the breed is fully established, it should not be used to create any new breeds, least of all with another developing breed, the Savannah, which doesn't even have Championship status in TICA!!!
I'm not even sure why a Savannah would be selected in the first place. . . I don't think the breed is known for people being able to "love and hold" it!
post #26 of 26
If the Savannah has any "wild cat" in the background, it will never be accepted by CFA - so its not a good thing to be including it into developing a new breed.
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