The Abyssinian breed originated from wild African cats that lived in Ethiopia, formerly called Abyssinia. For the first time, cats of this breed were mentioned in 1968. The first silver Abyssinians were brought to America in 1907.
Abyssinians outwardly look like a smaller copy of a female lion. These cats have a strong graceful body, long tail and legs. The head is rounded with a wedge-shaped muzzle and large ears bent forward. The expressive eyes of Abyssinian cats have a green, light brown or golden hue. Males of the Abyssinian breed weigh on average about 4.5 kg, and females about 3.5 kg.
Wool and color
Abyssinian cats are shorthaired, their hair is soft and silky. The color is uniform, saturated, with pronounced dark stripes - the so-called ticking. There are four main types of Abyssinian color: wild color with dark brown or black stripes, silver with dark beige stripes, red with brown stripes, and yellow-brown with beige or brown stripes (the so-called fawn color).
Abyssinian cats are intelligent, balanced, they are ideal for calm and equally balanced people. At the same time, Abyssinians are distinguished by their mobility, they are very sociable, they love to be played with. Such pets need their own territory and toys. And the more toys there are, the better.