Who are the sphinxes
When at one of the exhibitions for the first time shocked cat lovers appeared a graceful, devoid of hair, a cat, with big ears, huge eyes and an incredibly mysterious, mystical look, many thought that among them by some miracle there was a deity worshiped by absolutely all the inhabitants of the Ancient Egypt – from the Pharaohs to the common people. There is nothing surprising in the fact that the new breed of “lunar” cats was called the Sphinxes – in honor of the giant Egyptian lion, which from time immemorial has been protecting the sleep of the ancient pharaohs.
In total there are seven breeds of hairless cats, three of which appeared as a result of a natural mutation – these are the Canadian and Don sphynxes, as well as Kohon. In the last century, there were ancient hairless cats of the Mexican breed, but the last of them died in the thirties of the last century, after which all attempts by breeders to recreate the breed did not bring success. After their disappearance, hairless cats were sometimes born in the world, but they often died due to improper care, and their small number and infertility did not allow the breed to develop. So, it was until three hairless kittens appeared in Canada once – from one of them, Bambi, the breeders could not get offspring, but Paloma and Pinky, became the founders of the new sphynx breed. Who are fat loris? 54004.253 Thanks to them, breeders managed to breed three species of sphinxes of the breed, of which only Canadian sphynxes were universally recognized: over the forty-year history of breeding, breeders managed to stabilize the breed. As for the other two species, they are quite young (their age is about fifteen years), and therefore their signs are not fully formed. With the Canadian Sphinx, breeders were lucky: they were able to consolidate the natural mutation, which leads to the absence of hair. The breed of these cats is fully formed and recognized by all felinological organizations of the world. Like the previous species, the Don Sphynx appeared as a result of a natural mutation and is divided into three types: cats are bare-born – the hair is completely absent, and the skin is soft and elastic, while they do not even have a mustache (the skin on the face is absolutely smooth); flock cats – have a pleasant velvety hair, so short that it is almost impossible to see it, and to determine that it exists, you can only stroking the animal; the brush sphinx kittens have a wrinkled, stiff hair resembling bristles, which subsequently falls out (sometimes not completely, and therefore its presence is allowed in the area of the paws, tail and muzzle). St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg Sphinx) – this species was bred by breeding Don Sphinxes with representatives of the Siamese-Oriental group.