The revival of the German Rex

The revival of the German Rex By Tony Batchelor, Snugglebugs, Denmark.(Reprinted with permission) First I will tell the story from the earliest days to the present. I will then add an appendix that attempts to summarise the known facts regarding the mutation that started the breed, together with some speculations of my own about the later genetic inheritance. The story of the German…

Our Cats

Our Cats By Harrison Weir, printed in 1889. Here we present a few chapters from "Our Cats", written by Harrison Weir in 1889. The drawings of the cats in his book were also made by him. Harrison Weir was the one who arranged the first cat show in England, in Crystal Palace, London, 1871. He was also the one who…

Manual 1934

Manual för hur man behandlar en katt Nedan hittar du texten "Handleiding voor de behandeling van de Kat" av L.J. Quarles van Ufford, tryckt 1934. Originalspråket i denna broschyr är nederländska..      Katten   En slogan i en avhandling om sångfåglar, burfåglar och kanariefåglar säger: "Man bör ha empati med sina djur".Med katter är detta helt säkert fallet. Katter…

Illustriertes Katzenbuch

Illustriertes Katzenbuch   By Jean Bungartz, printed in Berlin 1896. Here we present a chapter from "Illustriertes Katzenbuch", written by Jean Bungartz in 1896. Bungartz has also made the beautiful drawings of the cats in the book. The original language in this book is German. In Bezug auf Bildungen von Rassen, hat die Hauskatze so Ziemlich ihre Selbständigkeit gewahrt und…

Cats in Thailand

Cats In Thailand in the 1960s' The following article about a journey to Thailand was written by Daphne Negus, who has bred Korat cats with the cattery name Si Sawat since 1964. Here she tells the story about how she went to Thailand to bring home Korats for her and her friends' breeding programs. The article was published in CFA's…

Boken "The Book of the Cat"

Boken "The Book of the Cat" Av Francis Simpson, tryckt 1903. Här presenterar vi några kapitel från Francis Simpsons bok "The Cat of the Cat", tryckt 1903. Bilderna är från samma bok. Kapitel The Maine CatsWhite PersiansBlack PersiansBlue PersiansSilver or Chinchilla PersiansCream or Fawn PersiansOrange PersiansSilver Tabby PersiansSmoke PersiansTortoiseshell PersiansTortoiseshell-And-White PersiansSiamese CatsShort-haired Cats Mexican Hairless Cats      The Maine…

Birman History

Birman History Origins The Birman is said to have originated in western Burma; and certainly cats with similar markings are recorded in documents from ancient Thailand. One story claims that a pair was given as a gift to an Englishman named Major Gordon Russell and his friend August Pavie by the priests of the Khmer people; another that the cats…