Abyssinian Cat For Sale
Abyssinian cat for sale, (Felis catus), also known as Ethiopian Kittens are short-haired domestic kittens with a unique and interesting “ticked” coat. Their fur colorings appear to be banded together to create a distinctive appearance. The Abyssinian is a slender, fine-boned, medium-sized cat. The head is moderately wedge-shaped, with a slight break at the muzzle, and nose and chin ideally forming a straight vertical line when viewed in profile. They have alert, relatively large pointed ears. The eyes are almond-shaped and are gold, green, hazel, or copper depending on coat color. The legs tend to belong in proportion to a graceful body, with small oval paws; the tail is likewise long and tapering.
Abyssinian kittens are born with dark coats that gradually lighten as they mature, usually over several months. The adult coat should not be excessively short and is ideally fine, dense, and close to the skin’s surface, creating a silky touch. The ticked or agouti effect should be uniform over the body, although the ridge of the spine and tail, back of the hind legs, and the pads of the paws are always noticeably darker. Each hair has a light base with three or four bands of additional color growing darker towards the tip. The base color should be as clear as possible; any extensive intermingling with grey is considered a serious fault. A tendency for white on the chin is common but minimal. The typical tabby M-shaped marking is often found on the forehead.
The breed’s original color standard is a warm deep reddish-brown base with black ticking, known as “usual” in the United Kingdom and as “ruddy” elsewhere. Sorrel, also called cinnamon or red with a lighter coppery base and chocolate brown ticking, is a unique mutation of this original pattern. Other variants have been introduced by outcrossing to the Burmese and other shorthaired breeds, notably blue on a warm beige base, and fawn on a softer creamy peach base. The less common chocolate and lilac are not recognized in the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) breed standard but have been granted full champion status in The International Cat Association (TICA) and in the UK. The UK also recognizes the Silver Abyssinian, in which the base coat is a pure silvery white with black (called “usual silver”), blue, cream or sorrel ticking. Various other color combinations are in development, including the “torbie”, in which a patched tortoiseshell pattern in any of these colors is visible under the tabby banding.
Size: When fully grown weight about 8-12 pounds, length: 12″, height 8″
Temperament: Abyssinians are a popular breed thanks in large part to their unusual intelligence and generally extroverted, playful, willful personalities. They are said to become depressed without constant activity and the attention of their owners and the boding with their owner is more characteristic of a human and puppy connection. Abyssinian kitten’s playful spirit has earned them the nickname of “Clowns” amongst the cat species.
Abyssinian Kittens For Sale
The confident and alert Abyssinian is thought to be one of the oldest cat breeds. Although he resembles a small African wildcat, he’s a domestic feline through and through. The six- to 10-pound, moderately vocal cat stands out for his ticked coat, which comes in a bevy of colors, including a reddish ruddy, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, and fawn—as well as a silver version for all of these colors. Silvered Abyssinians have an icy white coloration closest to the skin, and ticking along the hair shaft.
The intelligent, curious Aby is highly active and athletic. He spends his days climbing up to high places, exploring every nook and cranny of your home, and diligently supervising whatever it is that you’re doing. This is a happy cat who’s sometimes called the Aby-silly-an because of his playful nature. He does best with a person who spends a lot of time at home interacting with him. He also prefers to be the only cat in the house, so he can nab all the attention.
Other Quick Facts
- The Aby excels at learning tricks—and he’s even better at training people to do what he wants.
- Abyssinians can live to be 15 years and older.
- Thanks to his inquisitive, highly social nature, he can be taught to go for walks on a leash.
- The Aby was bred in the U.S. for the first time in 1935.