Several clues indicate that the catlike were pets of the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt were also were more than revered. But there are also other ancient races in Asia and Europe. Know what the older cats are in the following article.
What are the older cats?
Doing a chronological survey, we could find fascinating facts about the first gatunos copies of the story. Besides the Egyptians, there are traces of its presence in Thailand, Turkey, Burma, Japan, and Norway. These are the oldest cats:
1. Mau Egyptian (1400 BC)
While current was brought to Italy by the Roman Empire, and then to America, the appearance of the Mau (which means cat in ancient Egyptian) is similar to the figures in the murals carved in Cairo. It has a hard coat, confuse light background, and dark spots that may vary in size and have a specific pattern.
The front legs are shorter than the rear, their feet are delicate and small, the head is triangular, and the tail decreases the thickness at the tip. This is a brilliant and independent animal, but can also be affectionate and friendly. It is not recommended for homes with children as it is quite jealous, territorial, and possessive of their toys and owners.
2. Korat (1350 aC)
Also, the c I genocide as ” the lucky cat ” has its origins in Thailand. While it is an old breed was accepted outside Asia recently. The first recorded specimen appeared in “the book of poems cats’ of the fourteenth century. However, the race was already in the Kingdom for hundreds of years.
The Korat is a natural and pure race in which the man did not intervene to create it. It has a compact, elegant body, silver-blue coat, long ears and sharp, almond-shaped blue eyes, long tail, and wedge-shaped snout. It can live 16 years and weigh 5kg. Usually affectionate with adults, but with children Prisco.
3. Burma (-500)
The Burmese are one of the oldest breeds of cats, and their origins and physical characteristics are based on a legend: Several centuries ago, the Khmer people built a temple to worship a goddess called Tsun-Kyan-Kse. The priest used to pray with his cat Sinh. One night, thieves entered the synagogue and killed the religious.
Your pet leaned on his chest and looked at the statue of the goddess. Meanwhile, his body turned golden, blue eyes and earth-colored legs except for his hands, which were white for purity.
The Birman is amiable (hates being alone), affectionate, playful, loyal, intelligent, and quiet. It is a sort of “intermediate” between a Persian and Siamese in terms of appearance.
4. Turkish Van (Ancient Rome)
It comes from the mountainous areas of Lake Van, in Turkey, and is not well known outside their country. While the settlers had it for a pet since ancient times, recently, it became famous when some specimens were exported to England in the 50s.
The most important feature is it is semi-long and thick with layers that allow it to survive adverse temperatures 1600m coat. The hind legs are longer than the front; it is plentiful in the body and takes three years to reach sexual maturity. It can be quite temperamental, curious, active, and playful. No problems are getting into the water.
5. Joint European (Ancient Rome)
It originated thousands of years ago in North Africa. However, it was brought to Europe by the Romans as pets. It is believed to have ancestors jungle cat and genes of wild cats of Asia.
It is a healthy body, healthy, broad chest, medium and protruding ears, short snout, and thick tail. Not a cat sick too. It is characterized by a short, bright tabby bicolor or tricolor coat.
Other older cats are Norwegian Forest Cat (old) Japanese Bobtail (XI century), Siamese (XIV century), Chartreux (XIV century), and Angora (XV century).