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Semi-longhair means an intermediate link between the thick, service dog breeds flowing coat of the persian/longhair community and the short hair of the various shorthair breeds. By modern standards, the ancestor of the modern persian longhair, the turkish angora is a semi-longhair cat. The coat of semi-longhair cats is slightly shorter than that of the persian, often often without undercoat, as among the persian. Their type ranges from the oriental (e.G. Balinese) to the more robust type (norwegian forest cat, SharPei Online siberian) although they are all of a more moderate type than modern persians.

According to phyllis lauder, writing in “ british, european and american shorthair (1981), long-haired cats existed among the outbred population in european countries for a long time - until the moment when angora and persian cats were brought from the east - although they lacked the huge length of the imported and meticulously bred thoroughbred cats . At", found in the local population, were called "intermediates" by fanciers, and breeders believed that the show longhairs were obtained by crossing the "intermediates" with imported persians and angoras. Australian geneticist mary batten thought that the fluffy mohgi got its beautiful coat either from local scottish wildcats, or from cats introduced from the middle east by the romans (more likely to be descended from later vikings) she wrote: "it is almost certain that the factor that caused the 'fluffy' coat is common to both sources." In fact the scottish the feral cat is not thought to be the ancestor of the modern domestic cat fluffy cats were introduced into the west beyond measure slowly to owe their introduction to relatively recent imports mrs. Resulting in kittens with medium length fur, but not through expected shorthair.

Lauder noted that while the pet classes were dominated by shorthaired cats, most of the "longhair" in the pet classes were "in-between". By said she meant that they had "persian variant fur, not short fur, but the fur bore no resemblance to the huge show-quality fur of the longhairs. She again noted that it remains an unresolved problem as to whether show longhair cats were originally bred from cats imported from ankara or iran (persia), or whether toys were produced by selective breeding of local "intermediates" that exhibited a fur mutation longer than predominantly shorthaired. Lauder wrote: "probably just a variation - with coats of various lengths, found in a predominantly short-haired population. These "intermediates" were highly prized by their owners in the early days of the age; people readily said: “here is a fluffy coat!” Lauder added that although there have been studies on the distribution of coloration in cats, the origins of "fluffy" cats do not seem to have been investigated. In the words of mary batten: “everyone knows that polygenes have been developed that affect shelf life and short coats. They also have a chance to be present in long-haired lines [...] It can be argued whether the "fluffy" cat got its length of hair from persian or iranian aristocrats or from a mixture of cats brought from these areas by the romans and a local scottish wild cat. However, it is almost certain that the aspect that produced the "fluffy" wool is shared by the two sources. It is not an allele of either longhair or shorthair, but it is a separate gene or polygenic series."

Like these domestic longhairs, "intermediates" or "semi-longhairs" arose in various breeds either by spontaneous mutation or due to recessive genes introduced generations earlier. At first, breeders sold long-haired "athletes" as pets, and in addition they destroyed kittens worse so that other breeders would not suspect impurities in the breeding lines. However, among such breeds, long-haired ones continued to be found, and some of them have already achieved recognition. In other breeds, the trait of long hair has been deliberately introduced. Currently bred (although not for the uk) are british longhairs known as lowlanders, which are less stocky and less extreme than persian longhairs.

Some have been bred to retain their natural characteristics (eg , burmese, turkish angora), while others are long-haired variants of short-haired breeds, for example. Cymric (long-haired man), long-haired scottish fold, long-haired japanese bobtail, etc.Many of them are bred by crossing different breeds: tibetan/tibetan (long-haired tonkinese), nebelung (from russian blues and native long-haired). The bengal longhair breed originated from the recessive genes of abyssinian cats. Such a bicycle has a fluffier coat than the bengal, a fluffy tail and a distinct collar. Although bengal breeders do not approve of it, some breeders function with it as a separate variety. For the same reason, long-haired ocicats appear in litters of ocicats. The australian misty longhair also arose from recessive longhair genes, again probably from the abyssinian founding cats. There have been singaporean longhairs, but the only known specimen has been neutered. It was identical to the singapura in almost every detail, with the exception of the semi-longhair coloration, which could be the result of recessive genes or spontaneous mutation.

There are many other breeds, with the advent of new breeds. Only a part of them are described in detail.

British longhair, longhair scottish fold and scottish longhair

Longhair scottish fold are called kupari (according to their country of origin). Origin, coupar angus) in great britain and the highland fold of the united states of america (although coupar angus is not found in the highlands). It originated after crossing with british shorthairs that carried the recessive longhair gene ("fuzzies" are sometimes born from british shorthairs). He delivers as pointy-eared, at all lop-eared variants. The scottish fold gave rise to the scottish shorthair in queensland, australia. It has a longer tail and legs, and the coat texture stands out from the british shorthair. Bk also gave rise to the scottish longhair.

The british longhair (britanica, lowlander) is a cat with a british shorthair physique, but with semi-long hair, which arose from a recessive longhair gene carried by some british shorthairs, from they sometimes get "fluffy".

Semi-longhair colorpoints

Descriptions and histories of balinese, burmese lapdogs and ragdolls are given in colorpoints. And cats in masks.

Identical in appearance to the burmese, but in a third-party color, the tibetan, obtained by crossing the burmese and persian cats with the introduction of new colors into the burmese. It was recognized in europe in 1986 and should not be confused with the dutch tibetan (tibetan), a long-haired tonkin cat, bred in the late 1990s.

Various long-haired and semi-long-haired cats with mink print have been bred over the past few decades from balinese-burman, himalayan-burman, tonkin-persian or tonkin-himalayan cats. Some resemble persians, others resemble tonkinese. Names used have included burmalai, himbur, iranian, layan, silkan, tibetan/tibetan, and tonkal. Despite its attractiveness, interest in their conservation is insufficient.


Nebelung, bred by the united states of america, is a semi-longhaired version of the russian blue, bred by crossing two american domestic cats with russian blues. Siegfried (born 1984) and brunhilde (born 1985) both resembled russian blues, but with semi-long coats. Their owner, cora cobb, enlisted the help of tica geneticist solveig pfleuger, who advised her to define the new breed as semi-longhaired russian blue cats. Since the breed standard is identical to that of the russian blue, with the exception of the semi-long coat, overseas the breed was established with longhaired kittens from russian blue parents (partly due to certain outcross registration/trading principles with non-pedigreed cats).

Long-haired russian cats, apart from siberian ones, naturally stand in their own country and for 1993/4 the first russian nebelung arrived in the netherlands. It was a purebred russian blue breeding cat named timofey, who turned out to be semi-longhaired. Although its use is not an element of nebelung pedigrees, its presence confirmed that the recessive longhair trait was already present in russian blues. The countries of southeastern europe began to recreate the nebelung from russian blue cats carrying the gene for longhair (the "type" russian blue because eastern european cats did not turn into registered as domestic blues in the western cat registry). In later years it was discovered that semi-longhaired russian blues (variants were not uncommon in russia and some of them join non-belung breeding programs abroad.In 1995 cora cobb imported a moscow russian nebelung bred from russian blues. This cat, winterday georgine from nebelheim, comes from a moscow cattery that has bred several award-winning longhaired russian blues over the years. American and english russian blues. In certain european registries, it can be perceived as a longhaired russian blue or russian semi-longhair (in the same way that a russian blue is a russian blue shorthair). This allows the registration of long-haired variants of the origin of the russian blue (short-haired) as the nibelungen. The continued influx of russian blue blood makes both breeds similar in pattern. Tica recognizes it as a completely separate breed with the traditional blue as a valid outcross. Correctly tica outcross kittens are registered as long-haired variants of the shorthaired nebelung; they are not used in the breeding of russian blues, we must not forget that in the breeding of non-belungs (this allows tica breeders to keep the long-haired trait outside the russian blue gene pool). To date, no nebelung has been bred to reflect the russian black and rustic white (or the rare peach russian).

Turkish and greek semi-longhairs

Separate from turkish there are long-haired angoras originating from turkey and neighboring greece.

The turkish van has lived for centuries near lake van in turkey. It was discovered in 1955 by two british photographers who were given two kittens and eventually acquired three more. Recognition was problematic at first as there were no feline fantasies in turkey and there was never a record of pedigrees for this naturally occurring breed. While there are mechanisms among american cat lovers for adopting basic cats and building naturally occurring varieties, the british gccf proved unable to fight the physical reality of a cat unless it was accompanied by a four generation pedigree! The turkish embassy provided documentation certifying that the cats were a natural turkish breed, however this was not acceptable (very amazing that the current cat breeds are ever recognized in england). After being bred by enthusiasts for the ordered number of generations, the "turkish" was recognized in europe in 1969 and is known as the turkish van. The politically correct name for this cat is the kurdish van.

The van kedi is an all white turkish van originating in eastern turkey and should not be confused with the turkish angora. "Van kedi" means "van cat" in turkish. In turkey, the white van kedi is valued, while the auburn/white variety receives less attention. The most sought-after are whites with odd-eyed cats, although blue-eyed cats are also considered special, and whites with amber eyes are the least sought-after. In the uk most matings are between an all white cat and a chestnut white cat to produce a mixture of all white and chestnut white offspring (plus sometimes creamy white offspring) with a mixture of all three eye colors. Outside of turkey, the van kedi may be recognized as a color variant of the turkish van, but not as a separate breed.

Worth mentioning is the anatolian (turkish shorthair, anadolu kedisi), which occurs naturally. A cat that looks like a turkish van, from where breeding is allowed. Anatolians come in all natural colors, with and without the need for van markings. In the past, many anatolian cats were exported and registered as vans or angoras, although dutch and german breeders fight for purebred anatolians. Misidentification of the turkish van suggests that these preparations produce semi-longhaired varieties.

The aegean cat is derived from the naturally occurring cats of the greek cyclades. It is created by members of the newly formed greek cat fancy company and is now the only native greek breed. Selective breeding was started in the early 1990s with local semi-longhairs. They are of a light european/continental type, i.E. Not stocky or oriental. The semi-longhair is taller than the turkish angoras. All colors clash, with a predominance of two-tone (color-white).

Tiffany (chantilly), tiffany and korean longhair

Asian longhair (tiffany, burmese longhair) - a long-haired variety of burmese type and color, it was recognized in 1986. The british breeding program for asian shorthaired cats such as the burmilla had the side effect of combining longhair genes (from persian chinchillas) and burmese coat color. Yet this leads to the formation of long-haired burmese cats and long-haired burmese-type cats of non-burmese color.At first this variety was known as the tiffany, but the asian longhair group includes a wider range of colors similar to the asian shorthair.

The american tiffany (tiffany/chantilly) is related to the british tiffany. It became bred in north america (late 1970s, early 1980s) from outbred cats. He has a silky semi-longhair coat of a rich brown hue, outwardly reminiscent of burmese, however, not related to it. At first they were considered long-haired burmese, so the name tiffany was chosen accordingly by british cats. However, burmese kittens are born with the lightest coat and dark paw pads, while chantilly kittens are born dark with light red paw pads. First you were applied as foreign longhairs, later as mahogany, then tiffany (corresponding to british tiffany), and after chantilly or tiffany / chantilly, in order to embody their non-burmese origin. Its exact history is unknown, but it happens to be a by-product of the breeding program that gave rise to the british angora foreign longhair). The preparations are in the same colors of chocolate and lavender.

Australian tiffany comes from the burmilla breeding program in australia. Burmilla is a cross between chinchillas and burmese. Subsequent matings of burmilla to burmilla will provide longhaired kittens due to the recessive gene. They are used as australian tiffanys.

Semi-longhaired dogs of the oriental and abyssinian type

The british angora is known elsewhere as the javanese (reflecting its kinship). Balinese), oriental longhair and mandarin. Maybe he was also the ancestor of the american tiffany/chantilly breed. It was developed from a crossbreeding of abyssinian and siamese cats in 1973, resulting in a chocolate brown longhaired breed with white roots in the fur, although genetically its application was not smoky. In 1974, it was noticed that it looked like old angora cats. The breeding program progressed slowly until it was recognized in 1983. In 1984, it was decided that the turkish angora and the british angora were two different breeds. The british angora was improved to be a true oriental type and also in 1989 the cat association decided that the angora was confusing as it is basically a long haired oriental. The name javanese was chosen because this name was already used in european countries for oriental longhairs. In reality, it is. An encounter with an american javanese, which refers to red, tortoiseshell, and tabby balinese cats.

A british breeder who read reports of cat gene research after the 1970s was inspired to recreate the coat pattern found in some seychelles cats. The breeding program began in 1984 with both tortoiseshell and white persians, as well as siamese and oriental cats. The breed society was formed in 1989, but these cats remain rare. In fact, these are oriental longhairs with a pattern known to geneticists as the seychelles pattern, and to cat fans as vanish: a white body, a colored tail and spots of color on the head. Many have some patches of color in other parts of the body.

The chocolate yorkie is an american breed bred in the 1980s/90s from their own mongrel cats. It is distinguished by a semi-longhair soft, silky coat and chocolate coloring. Such a bike has a long lean body reflecting some siamese roots, sometimes a big cat. In addition to solid chocolate, it comes in two colors: chocolate white, lavender (diluted with chocolate), and two-tone lavender white. He is practically not noticed in the conscious native country, partly because it is recognized as insufficiently original.

Somali - long-haired abyssinian; the name reflects his output in this breed. Long-haired "athletes" were sometimes found in abyssinian litters, and the main one was exported to the united states as early as 1952. The long-haired abyssinian was exhibited in australia as early as 1965. Only in 1967 they were deliberately bred by the united states. . In britain, long-haired models were generally hushed up until a breeder announced them to the public in a cat showroom in 1971. Always blinkered in their own minds, british cat lovers have gone to great lengths to eradicate the longhaired swindler gene by covering up pedigrees in which it is present. Appeared. Somalis from the usa were brought to continental europe in 1977, although longhaired abyssinians appeared in litters before that. They have already been bred and exhibited in australia and new zealand. Finally, in 1982 (when the somalis had achieved respectability in europe), the british feline imagination realized the attractiveness of the somalis, and cats from europe and america were imported.

Sukutrans were shown in europe for the first time. In march 1990 and is a sparkling white cat with a somali build, but nothing has been heard of this variety since. Language recognized in england. He is a result of crossing silver persians and somalis and wants to have a heavier frame, thicker fur and the most round head than the somalis. Silver somali abyssinian and somali cats are rare in the united states of america, which are very liberal when it comes to the latest conformations, but very conservative when it comes to expanding the colors of existing breeds. It seems that american cat lovers would rather accept a completely new breed than allow new colors to an existing one! (From body index) to study information about long-haired curly-coated cats. Some were associated with recessive longhair genes in existing rex breeds, others were associated with a rex mutation occurring spontaneously in the longhair breed. Angora german rex, bohemian rex (persian rex), longhaired laperm, longhaired devon rex, himalayan rex, maine coon rexed are considered standards. Combined with the long coat of the persian type - and the undercoat the rex mutation is possibly unruly and unattractive - a persian with a bad hair day." Semi-longhaired or longhaired without a woolly undercoat has soft, ringed or wavy fur. In many cases, due to curling, the hair seems shorter and thicker than it is, meanwhile.

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