The Asian cat has
an inquisitive outgoing nature.
It is intelligent
and fun loving making it the ideal family pet. At the same time their gentleness appeals
to elderly people looking for a loyal and devoted companion.
Asian cats are
one of the few breeds which actually state in the breed standard they must be of good
ultra affectionate, they are also born entertainers which makes them charming
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Types of Asian
Over twenty years
on form the "blissful mistake" careful breeding has produced the following
groups within the Asian Breed.The combinations of colour and pattern are immense. Each
colour is known as either Full Expression or Burmese Colour Restriction. Basically this
means that the cat is either a Burmese colour or the unmodified Full Expression colour
which is much much darker e.g. Burmese brown becomes black. A leaflet explaining this in
more detail is available on request.
A silver (white) or standard (pale
cream) base coat with colour on the top half to quarter of hair shaft.
Plain colour all the way down the
hair shaft. The Bombay belongs to this group.
- Colour to be (ideally) at least half
way down the hair shaft with silver undercoat.
- These fall into four patterns, the
most dominant being the ticked, then come the mackerel, spotted and classic. All are
possible in either silver or standard.
- A semi-longhaired Asian permissible in
any colour or pattern.
- These are Asians whose
phenotype (outward appearance) is identical to Burmese. They may be used in the
Asian breeding programme where they make a valuable contribution but they cannot be shown.