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Question:
How many cat breeds are recognized?
Answer:
The amount of recognized cat breeds differs from organisation to organisation. In summary, over all cat organisations, about 75 cat breeds are recognized.
  
    
Question:
What does the word category in FIFe mean ?
Answer:
In FIFe the breeds are divided into 4 categories: Category I - Persians and Exotic, Category II - mostly semi-longhair cats plus their shorthair pendant, Category III - mostly the shorthair cats plus their longhair pendant, Category IV - all Oriental cats, like Siamese, Balinese, Oriental Shorthair and Longhair (former name: Javanese). Note: A breed is put into that category in FIFe, for which the first species was breed, for example: Abyssinians have been breed before Somalis, thus Abyssinians and Somalis are in category III, the 1st American Curl was a longhaired cat, thus American Curl Longhair and Shorthair are put into category II. In CFA and TICA only 2 main divisions exist: Longhair and Shorthair.
  
    
Question:
What are Colourpoints?
Answer:
Colourpoints are cats, which have Points, they may be longhair or shorthair. F.e. one speaks about Colourpoint Persians or Colourpoint British Shorthairs.
  
    
Question:
What are Exotic?
Answer:
Exotic are Persians with short hairs. Their coat is plushy and easy to groom.
  
    
Question:
What are Points?
Answer:
Points in cats are, where only the head, the ears, the legs and the tail are coloured with colour, the body itself is almost white.
  
    
Question:
What is the difference between a Smoke, a Shaded and a Shell?
Answer:
All those colour varieties are with silver, i.e. the hairs are almost white at the base. A smoke cat looks like a solid coloured cat at the first glance. When the cat moves, one can see the almost white hair base. In winter the smoke cats have a frill, which glitters like silver. A shaded cat is almost white, only the tips of the hairs on the upperside are coloured. Those cats have mostly striking green eyes. A shell cat is even much lighter than a shaded cat. Only if one has a closer look to the cat, one can see that the outest hair tips are coloured with colour. Those cats are well known as Chinchilla. Please note, there exist silver shaded and silver shell cats as well as golden shaded and golden shell cats. In the Goldens the hair base is coloured with a pale yellow tinge.
  
    
Question:
What are Seychellois?
Answer:
Seychellois are bicoloured Siamese, i.e. Siamese with white.
  
    
Question:
What is Ticking ?
Answer:
Hairs are banded with 2-3 yellow bands. This is called Ticking.
  
    
Question:
What is Tipping ?
Answer:
The tips of the hairs are coloured with colour.
  
    
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