Advice 1: How to distinguish a kitten

Recently the British breed of cats has become very popular. She received fairly widespread both in Russia and around the world. Founded this breed Shorthair cat was in the XIX century in the UK. It happened from the mating of Persian breed with local cats. The appearance of kittens is quite memorable, although they can be confused with other species. However, the characteristic features are inherent only to the Britishm, they have.
How to distinguish a kitten
As you know, the British breed of cats refers to Shorthair group. Recognized British breed solid colours, tabby, and mackerel (spotted and marble) and tortoiseshell. In 1980 with the purpose of obtaining marks of the British were crossed with Siamese cats.
Cats British breed round and massive head. The skull is wide, and the cheeks rounded. The eyes are round, large, set wide apart. The ears are also set wide apart, small and with rounded apices. The British typically achieve medium to large size, the body of their dense, squat. Have muscular and massive enough shoulders, back and wide chest. The tail in kittens and adult cats of this breed is thick and rounded at the tip, tail length average. The coat is short and dense, dense.
The British differ remarkably calm character, restraint and poise. It is possible that because of these qualities some of the specimens awarded of service in the library of the Queen of great Britain. Those lucky enough to have their uniform collars with bells. They do not kill the mice (due to the bells), and cast them out.
There is another feature cats and kittens of the British breed. Sometimes for the British Shorthair to give straights. These rocks are generally similar, however, unscrupulous cat owners do not take into account a peculiarity of the British: nose they have on the end of a right bent (bend) like a duck. This features no straights, no Carthusian cats. The presence of a pinch on the muzzle will tell you that before you is a Chartreuse. Representatives of all these species in principle can be issued for the British, but sophisticated coccoloba will easily be able to distinguish British kitten from any other.

Advice 2 : Are there any cat British fold

British cats have a big hit with animal lovers. Many believe that Scottish and British cats are the same breed, and have some differences between them
Scottish fold cat
Can cats-British to boast a fun, forward folded ears or another is a hallmark of the breed and what kind? Let's look a little into the history of the species to clarify this question.

The main features of the Scottish fold.

Scottish fold as a breed appeared relatively recently. In Scotland, accidentally found a kitten with hanging ears gave rise to a new breed of cats, featuring a completely original muzzle, which give a special charm to the unusually small ears.

The Scottish fold cat is medium in size, elegant, with long and medium length hair, long tail, and has light bone. Large open eyes are amber or orange color make them look like the owlets.

In the process of selective work, it was observed that in the litter the kittens are born with erect ears, which, however, carry the gene of lop-eared. This gene, among other things, carries the abnormality of the skeletal system, it occurs when you cross two fold cats are called Scottish folds, so this crossing is strictly not allowed. Pair this cat is the Scottish straight, that is, the owner of the erect ears.

A distinctive feature of the British Shorthair.

British - a burly, stocky big cat with fat cheeks and big round as saucers eyes gave me such a sincere national love. Thick dense coat, not attached to the body, does not require frequent combing and makes them look like Teddy bears.

Strong nervous system, a calm disposition, good health, attachment to the host and a great livable not only with family members but also with other Pets they have in common with the Scots.

For all his individual and always recognizable even appearance they are somewhat similar to the Scottish fold cats that sometimes causes the uninitiated, questions regarding the definition of the breed, many of them confused although in the reading of the description of each of these doubts disappear.

Currently, the British Shorthair is a closed species, mating is only allowed within the breed. It is strictly forbidden to mix it with the Scots, despite the fact that they are similar in their phenotype.

This is because a very high likelihood of birth to kittens with severe deformities in the skeletal system because the gene that causes drooping of the ears and, at the same time, which causes the splicing of the spinal vertebrae and other deformities of bone development. Because of this the Scottish fold breed is still not recognized by FIFE. Officially, the breed is banned in England and Germany.
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