Please do not confuse the Egyptian Mau cat of the same name, bred in Great Britain, which now bears the name Tabby Oriental. Egyptian Mau was bred in the United States and was created with the primary group imported from Egypt in 1953. This is a spotted cat very similar to those in figures and papyrus of Ancient Egypt. Mau was a domesticated subspecies of spotted wild Wildcat Nubian. These little critters spotted a relic of the past. Some Egyptian Mau were mummified. Mau is the Egyptian cat. Egyptian Mau is rare. The first breeding specimens arrived in Europe in 1992. In Switzerland, launched a European breeding Mau. In all varieties requiring a dark pattern on the whole body and the letter M on the chest.
Many of the animals were in Egypt perceived as representatives of the gods (hawks, cows). Same animals were not considered divine. There is some evidence that each cat was considered a “demigod”. According to one theory, the cat as being “półboska” can not be in possession of an ordinary man. Only Pharaoh was high enough status to be a cat. Thus, all the cats were taken care of Pharaoh.
The most famous cat deity called Bast, but there are many other ancient Egyptian gods, who were associated with cats. Neith sometimes took the form of a cat. Both the “Book of Gates” and “Book of Caverns” refers to the god cat named Miuty (or Mati or Meeyuty). Mauti is depicted in the tomb of Seti II and may also refer to the Mau Mau.
In ancient Egypt, the cat died, the human family was in deep mourning, and all shaved eyebrows. Then the cat was mummified and buried with specialties like milk, mice and rats.
The dead cat was wrapped in fine linen, and embalmed. The dead cat was subjected to rubbing oil of cedar and spices balsamującymi as they have properties of transmitting a pleasant smell and preserve the body for a long time.
Mau cat is shy but very loving his guardian. It gives a feeling of only one of the owners. They are loyal and loving. Mau has a tendency to bond strongly with the owner, some may be shy with strangers. He is active, alert and very busy. Able to learn a few tricks or gimmicks. They will learn to open cupboards and many other things to get toys or food. It is easy to learn how to fetch. Mau very guarded his toys by moving them to a safe place and snarling at anyone who threatens their disposal. Not afraid of water. They like to dip their feet in the water and drink it from the tap. They have an interesting feature is the fold of skin extending from the stomach foot. Elongated hind legs support the faster running. Fur Mau, occurs in 3 varieties: silver, brown and smoke. This is the only domestic cats with spots that can be seen only on the outside of the fur. The eyes are often the color of gooseberry in an elderly age. They allow you to dig and comb. Rarely get sick. They live 14-16 years. They should get a food rich in protein.
A special feature of the breed is a vigorous tail wagging. In the course of developing speed of up to 22 km / h and effortlessly jump on to great heights.
Cats who love to eat – pay attention to the cat does not unduly put on weight.
Shorthair and Somali
Construction – average multiplicity long and graceful
Fur – silky, thick, soft to the touch with a beautiful glossy hair of medium length, longer hair are 3 rims darker color
Head – slightly rounded and medium-sized muzzle neither short nor pointed
Eyes – large, wide apart, rounded
Ears – medium-sized to large, look like a set of standby time, slightly pointed
Legs – proportionate to the body
Feet – rounded tail – medium length, straight
Silver – Silver color fur and dark gray characters
Nose mouth eyes are outlined black border. The upper part of the neck and chin and the area around the mouth and nose is silver, it looks like a white. The upper part of the neck and chin and the area around the mouth and nose is a pale silver, it looks like a white. The skin of the nose is as red as a brick. Paw pads are black and bright green eye color.
Brown – light brown fur with a creamy color on the belly. The rear part of the ear is a light brown-pink to dark brown and speckled. Nose mouth eyes are outlined with dark brown border. The upper part of the neck and chin and the area around the mouth and nose is pale – creamy, it looks like a white. The skin of the nose is as red as a brick. Paw pads are black or dark brown and light green eye color.
Smoke – Graphite color. Black cętko very visible. Nose mouth eyes are outlined graphite border. The upper part of the neck, chin and the area around the nose lighter in color. Nose leather cushions and black. Light green eyes.