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British Shorthair

British shorthair

Introduction

The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face. The most familiar color variant is the “British Blue”, a solid blue-gray with copper eyes, medium tail, but the breed has also been developed in a wide range of other colours and patterns, including tabby and colorpoint.The origins of the British Shorthair most likely date back to the first century AD, making it one of the most ancient identifiable cat breeds in the world. It is thought that the invading Romans initially brought Egyptian domestic cats to Great Britain; these cats then interbred with the local European wildcat population. Over the centuries, their naturally isolated descendants developed into distinctively large, robust cats with a short but very thick coat, the better to withstand conditions on their native islands

KEY FACTS

Name British Shorthair,Felis catus
Origin Great Britain (United Kingdom)
Size Largest
Litter Size 5 kittens
Life span 14–20 years
Weight 12-20 pounds
Colors The coat comes in just about any color or pattern you could wish for, including lilac, chocolate, black, white, pointed, tabby and many more. The best known color is blue (gray) and the cats are sometimes referred to as British Blues

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivores
Family – Felidae
Genus – Felis
Species – Felis Catus

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