Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Cat B

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In this document I downloaded QT/search results for Wikipedia titles about cats for the letter B.
After I'll get comments from you readers about the value of this work, if any, I'll complete the missing headings until the letter Z…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_cat - Bengal cat o Bengal cats are actually a hybrid between Asian Leopard Cats and domestic felines - mainly Egyptian Maus, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Ocicat, and domestic shorthaired cats, as well as later generation Bengal males.Developed by Jean Mill of California in the 1970's, Bengal cats are labelled with an 'F' number to indicate how many generations they are removed from their wild ancestors. Kittens from an Asian Leopard Cat (crossed with a Bengal cat or domestic cat) would be called F1 Bengal cats, their offspring would then be called F2 Bengals and so on.Bengal cats from F1 to F3 are not allowed to be shown, due to their still semi-wild nature, although many F3 Bengal cats are very friendly. Asian Leopard cats or F1 and F2 Bengal cats may not be easily house-trained and need knowledgeable owners.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Wirehair - American Wirehair

The American Wirehair is a breed of domestic cat that originated in upstate New York.The first wirehair cat appeared as a random coat mutation among a litter of six born to two barn cats.This single red and white male had odd wiry fur. The owner of the cats called a local breeder of Rex cats, Mrs.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andean_Cat - Andean Cat
o The Andean Cat is also known as the Andean Mountain Cat.Its habitat and appearance make it the small cat analogue of the snow leopard.While it is only about the size of a domestic cat, it appears larger because of its long tail and silvery-gray, striped and spotted long fur.It is one of the least known and rarest of all felines; almost all that is known about it comes from a few observations in the wild and from skins. There are none in captivity.
o The only proof that the Andean Mountain Cat still exists comes from the occasional appearance of new skins.

Results for Angora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angora_%28cat%29 - Angora (cat)
o The Angora is a very new British breed of cat.The Angora currently has a small population base, because the breed is still in development.They have the body type and nature of an Oriental cat - lean, sleek, intelligent and inquisitive - and a silky medium-length coat which is much longer and thicker than that of a traditional oriental cat or Siamese.
o The Turkish Angora has a svelte, but not Oriental style, foreign body type.It does not come in pointed colors. It is a refined and elegant cat, with large ears set high and tight on the head, and offering smaller boning than the more well-known Persian cat.The Turkish Angora is a natural breed of cat, and is prohibited from outcrossing to any other breed, unlike the British "Angora" (which has since dropped the name due to pending GCCF recognition of the Turkish Angora).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angora_rabbit - Angora rabbit
o The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft hair.They are believed to have originated in Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat.The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid 1700s, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 1900s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Angora - Turkish Angora
o The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat.Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, naturally-occuring cat breeds, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region.
o Turkish Angora is an intelligent, adorable and very curious breed, very active throughout their life-span.Angoras love to bathe with their owners (another link to the cousin Turkish Van cat, which is known as "the swimming cat").They also tend to bond with their owners and try to be the center of attention, often doing their part in conversations. They usually don't like to be held for long, but like to stay in human presence, happily playing for hours.
o Owners of Turkish Angoras should be careful to avoid letting electrical wires dangle out in the open. The Angora will chew them with their exceptionally sharp teeth.Turkish Angoras are also known to run the household by supervising every activity of their owner, and are the only breed of cat known to have a sense of humor.
o Like many domestic cats, it is likely that Turkish Angora descended from the African wildcat and led the way to Persian cats.The mountainous regions of Turkey allowed for confinement of the long haired breeds like Turkish Van Cat and Turkish Angora, and it is reported by French biologist de Buffon that long-furred cats have originated in Asia Minor.
o Longhaired cats were imported to Britain and France from Turkey, Persia and Russia as early as the late 1500s, though there are indications that they appeared in Europe as early as 1300s due to the Crusades. The Angora cat was recognized as a distinct breed in Europe by the early 1600s.Attempts to breed them outside Turkey yielded little success. One theory speaks about the strong negative electrical fields dominant in Central Anatolia, especially in Ankara.
o In the early 1900s, the government of Turkey in conjunction with the Ankara Zoo began a meticulous breeding program to protect and preserve the pure white Angora cats with blue and amber eyes, a program that continues today.The zoo particularly prized the odd-eyed Angoras (cats with eyes of differing colors). Prophet Muhammad's Angora, Muezza, was reputed to be an odd-eyed cat.The Zoo has its own cat facility which houses both the Van cat as well as the Angora cat.Can Ersoy, a biologist working at the zoo, the Van cat is about to become extinct, but there is a great deal of work being done in eastern Turkey to try and stop this.At the zoo, the Angora cat is kept under strict supervision, and kittens are sold only to people who can provide them with a good home environment.
o The Angora cat, which was brought to the United States in 1955, was accepted for pedigree.Most longhaired cats are descended from the Angora, and the Persian is the result of selective breeding with Angora cats.In 1970, the CFA was the first U. S. registry to accept the Turkish Angora for registration.In 1973, the CFA accepted the Angora for Championship, but until 1978 only pure white Angoras were registrable.Today, all North American registries accept the Turkish Angora.While numbers are still small, the gene pool is growing, with the registration totals gaining ground each year.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiatic_Golden_Cat - Asiatic Golden Cat
o The Asiatic Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii, or Profelis temminckii, or Felis temminckii), also called Temminck's Golden Cat, is a medium-sized wild cat (length 90 cm, plus 50 cm tail) weighing from 12 to 16 kilograms.In captivity golden cats can live up to 20 years, but their average lifespan in the wild is likely far shorter.While the fur is mostly foxy red or golden brown, black or grey colour variants may also be found.Normally, the coat is plain, save for some spots on the underside, and sometimes very faint spotting on the rest of the coat. However, in China there is a colour variant with leopard-like spots, which resembles a Leopard Cat.This spotted fur is a recessive characteristic, i.e. when a spotted and a plain cat interbreed, the young get plain fur.

Results for Australian Mist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Mist - Australian Mist
o The Australian Mist (formerly known as the Spotted Mist) is a breed of cat.This breed was developed in Australia in the mid 1980s, hence its name. The breed was developed by crossing the Burmese, Abyssinian, and Domestic shorthair cats to create a shorthaired cat with a spotted coat.The name was changed from 'Spotted Mist' to 'Australian Mist' in 1998 when cats with marbled coats, rather than spots, were accepted as part of the breed.
o As a new breed, the majority of Australian Mist catteries are in Australia, however desexed cats have also been introduced to America and several other countries.The breed is now accepted for Championship status by the World Cat Federation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_%28cat%29 - Balinese (cat)

o The Balinese is a breed of oriental cat with long hair and Siamese-style markings, or points.They resemble a Siamese with a medium-length silky coat and a plumed tail, but not nearly as fluffy as a Himalayan, and they require much less grooming. Balinese are extremely intelligent cats, although less talkative than their Siamese ancestors.
o Helen Smith of MerryMews Cattery in New York, decided that they would commence a breeding program for the longhaired cats. Helen Smith named the cats 'Balinese' because she felt they showed the grace and beauty of Balinese dancers, and because 'longhaired Siamese' seemed a rather clunky name for such graceful felines.The breed became quite popular after this, and a number of breeders began working on 'perfecting' the Balinese appearance.This led eventually to the development of two entirely separate 'strands' of Balinese cat - some owners prefer a traditional or 'apple-headed' Balinese, while breeders and judges tend to prefer a more contemporary appearance.
o Like the Siamese, there are now two different varieties of Balinese being bred and shown - 'traditional' Balinese and 'contemporary' Balinese.The traditional Balinese cat has a coat approximately two inches long over its entire body and it is a sturdy and robust cat with a semi-rounded muzzle and ears.The traditional Balinese closely resembles a Ragdoll cat although they do not share any of the same genes or breeding other than having a partially Siamese ancestry.A 'contemporary' Balinese has a much shorter coat and is virtually identical to a standard show Siamese except for its tail, which is a graceful silky plume.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal - Bengal
o For the breed of cat, see Bengal cat; for the tiger, see Bengal Tiger; for the American football franchise, see Cincinnati Bengals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_cat - Bengal cat
o There is also a species of wild cat that is sometimes called Bengal Cat, but better known as the Leopard Cat.
o The Bengal cat is a domestic cat breed with 'wild' characteristics and coloration, but a domestic temperament.They are medium sized cats - a male may weigh as much as 20 lb (9 kg), and a female commonly weighs 8 to 12 lb (4 to 6 kg). The closer the cat is to their Asian Leopard ancestors, the larger it is likely to be.
o Bengal cats are actually a hybrid between Asian Leopard Cats and domestic felines - mainly Egyptian Maus, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Ocicat, and domestic shorthaired cats, as well as later generation Bengal males.Developed by Jean Mill of California in the 1970's, Bengal cats are labelled with an 'F' number to indicate how many generations they are removed from their wild ancestors.Kittens from an Asian Leopard Cat (crossed with a Bengal cat or domestic cat) would be called F1 Bengal cats, their offspring would then be called F2 Bengals and so on.Bengal cats from F1 to F3 are not allowed to be shown, due to their still semi-wild nature, although many F3 Bengal cats are very friendly.Asian Leopard cats or F1 and F2 Bengal cats may not be easily house-trained and need knowledgeable owners.They are often difficult to breed (F1 and F2 males are always infertile and F3 males are almost always infertile), with smaller litters. Consequently, when they are occasionally sold, they are much more expensive than later generation Bengal cats.A special breeders license is needed to care for F1 bengal cats or for their Asian leopard cat parents.
o Bengal cats are either spotted or have marbled patterns on their coats.The following colors and patterns are recognized: Brown Spotted Tabby, Brown Marbled Tabby, Seal Sepia Spotted Tabby, Seal Sepia Marbled Tabby, Seal Mink Spotted Tabby, Seal Mink Marbled Tabby, Seal Spotted Lynx Point and Seal Marbled Lynx Point only. Silver Spotted, Silver Marbled and Melanistic (black) are additional colors and patterns not yet recognized by all breeding associations that accept the Bengal cat.
o Bengal cats can take a great deal of interest in running water and often don't mind getting wet.Most Bengal owners have stories about their cat's affection for running water or even jumping in a sink or tub.Additionally, Bengal cats are very intelligent and curious, and so are particularly interactive with their human housemates, wanting to be in the middle of whatever the human is engaged in, and often following the human around the house as household chores are performed.Bengals tend to vocalize to communicate with their humans, and are quite capable of jealousy and spitefulness if they feel that another feline is getting more attention. The other side of this coin is that they are also extremely affectionate towards and playful with their humans.
o Excellent hearing and highly developed instincts make Bengal cats excellent "watch dogs."Manx is yet another cat breed that share many of these similar traits with the Bengal cat.
o In February 1998, a F2 Bengal cat named Cato made the guinness world records by being the most expensive cat purchased.It was bought for $41,435.00 (USD) by Cindy Jackson of London, England. The Bengal cat was sold by breeder Lord C.Esmond Gay of Bedfordshire, England. Note however, that as of 2005, this Bengal cat is no longer the world record holder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal-class_strike_carrier - Bengal-class strike carrier
o A Bengal is a type of cat and tiger, named for a region in India.

Results for Bicolor cat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicolor_cat - Bicolor cat
o Image:Socks-clinton.jpg Chelsea Clinton's cat, Socks, is a bicolor cat, or tuxedo cat who lived in the White House from 1993 to 2001
o A bicolor cat has white fur combined with fur of some other colour, for example black- in this case they are often referred to as a Tuxedo Cat.Bicolours are found in many breeds as well as being common in domestic longhair cats and domestic shorthair cats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat - Cat
o Bicolor cat Also known as 'Tuxedo cat' or 'Jellicle cat' (tuxedos are mostly black with white paws/legs, bellies, chests, and possible markings on face).Maltese cat The former name for a blue (grey) cat.Oriental cat (not a specific breed, but any cat with an elongated slender build, almond-shaped eyes, large ears and very short sleek fur).Tabby cat Striped, with a variety of patterns.The classic pattern is the most common and consists of butterflies and bull's-eyes. The mackerel tabby is a series of vertical stripes down the cat's side (resembling the fish).This pattern broken into spots is referred to as spotted tabby. Tortoiseshell and Calico Featuring three colors mottled throughout the coat, this cat is also known as a Calimanco cat or Clouded Tiger cat, and by the nickname "tortie".A true tortoiseshell must consist of three kinds of color: a reddish color, either dark or light; white; and one other color, typically a brown, black or blue, as described by American breeder Barbara French, writing for the Cat Fanciers community [23].Calico cats are white with distinct black and red (or blue and cream in the dilute variant) spots. The Japanese refer to this pattern as mi-ke (meaning "triple fur").

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birman - Birman
o The Birman is a breed of domestic cat.This breed has a pale cream coloured body and coloured points of Seal, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Lynx or Red Factor colors on the legs, tail and face. The body type varies from Persian-type to Siamese-type.
o The male died in transit, but the female was pregnant and gave birth to a litter of kittens in France. These formed the basis of a breeding program and the breed was registered with the French Cat Registry in 1925.The Birman breed was almost wiped out during World War II.Only two cats were alive in Europe at the end of the war, and they had to be heavily outcrossed and rebred to rebuild the breed. The restored breed was recognised in Britain in 1965 and by the American Cat Fanciers' Association in 1966.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_coat_genetics - Cat coat genetics
o The white spotting or piebald spotting gene, S/s, which has variable expression, so that an SS cat has more extensive white patching than an Ss cat.It is this gene that creates the familiar white blaze across the face, a white bib, tuxedo pattern, or dappled paws. This gene can turn a cat's eyes blue if the white spotting occurs over the eyes.A hypothetical Sb allele causes the mittens in Birman and Snowshoe breeds.Some researchers believe that there are separate white spotting genes for distinct features, such as the white locket that some cats have on their neck.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-footed_Cat - Black-footed Cat
o The Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes) is a small wild cat distributed over South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.It is the smallest living species of cats (length 35 cm, plus 15 cm tail). The fur is sand-coloured and has leopard-like blackish spots.
o As the name implies, the feet are black.In South Africa this cat is sometimes called Anthill Tiger.
o The habitat of this cat is arid regions, for instance the Kalahari Desert.There it hunts for rodents, lizards and insects. Black-footed cats live solitarily and are active at night.In the daytime they hide under rocks and shrubs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat - Cat

o However, some have been known to reach up to 23 kg (50 lb), due to overfeeding. This is very unhealthy for the cat, and should be prevented through exercise (playing) and diet, especially for cats living exclusively indoors.One of the smallest cat species is the black-footed cat, which weighs just over 1 kg (2.2 lb).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat_%28disambiguation%29 - Bobcat (disambiguation)
o A bobcat is a small, tough, scrappy wildcat.Because of their nature, the name "Bobcat" is popular for products and for sports mascots.
o Bobcat for more information about the cat
o Various schools or teams that use "Bobcat" as their mascot, including
o The actor and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait
o Cynthia Lynch a professional wrestler best known as Bobcat.
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat - Bobcat
o For other uses, see Bobcat (disambiguation).
o The Bobcat (Lynx rufus, or Felis rufus) is a small wild cat indigenous to North America.They have reddish-brown or yellowish-brown coats that are streaked with black or dark brown and have prominent, pointed ears with a tuft of black hair at the tip.
o Bobcats stand approximately 25-30 cm (10-12 inches) high at the shoulder. The male Bobcat typically weighs from 11-16 kg (24-35 lb).
o Its habitat is deciduous forests and wooded areas in most of the western and southeastern United States and Mexico. The Bobcat can be found in a few parts of southern Canada, where its range overlaps with the habitat of the related Canada Lynx.Hybridization between wild Canada lynx and bobcat has been documented in Maine and Minnesota.
o Image:Bobcatonwires.jpg A male Bobcat in an urban surrounding
o Image:Bobcat tracks in mud.jpg Bobcat tracks in mud.
o Bobcat tracks show four toes, generally without claw marks.Individual adult tracks are generally 2 inches x 2 inches (5 cm) in size with about 10 inches between tracks in the direction of travel. Like all cats, bobcats directly register, meaning their hind prints usually fall exactly on top of their fore prints (this is not the case in the photograph in this section).
o National Park Service - Bobcat (some adapted public domain text)
o Exoticcatz.com Bobcat Page Information on the care and behavior of bobcats kept as pets or companion animals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta - Alberta
o Among them are the grizzly and black bears, which are found in the mountains and wooded regions. Smaller carnivores of the dog and cat families include coyotes, wolves, fox, lynx, bobcat and mountain lion (cougar).

Results for British Shorthair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Shorthair - British Shorthair
o The British Shorthair is a breed of shorthaired cat developed in England.Originating from selected indigenous cats at the end of the Nineteenth century, they were the first breed to be selectively bred in order to exhibit specific coat colours and markings.
o The cat has a seemingly perpetual smile on its face; Lewis Carroll chose the British Shorthair as the model for his Cheshire cat in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkirk_Rex - Selkirk Rex
o The Selkirk Rex originated in America in 1987, with a cat named Miss DePesto, who was bred to a Persian, producing three Selkirk Rexes and three straight-haired cats. It is a large and solidly built breed, similar to a British Shorthair but with a characteristic curled coat.The coat has a woolly look and feel.
o American Shorthairs, Persians, Exotics and British Shorthairs have been used as out crosses to develop this breed.The American Shorthair has now been discontinued as a breeding partner.In Australia Persians, Exotics and British are accepted out crosses until 2015.

Results for Burmese cat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_%28cat%29 - Burmese (cat)
o Image:Burmese chocolate cat.jpg Pedigree Chocolate Burmese, "Pipmo Golden Padung"
o The Burmese is a breed of domesticated cats descended from a specific cat, Wong Mau, who was found in Burma in 1930 by Dr.
o Image:Burmese cat large.jpg Brown Burmese, "Vronsky" Image:Burmeseretriever.jpg Burmese are clever and playful and many retrieve like this chocolate Burmesede:Burma-Katze

Results for Burmilla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmilla - Burmilla
o Image:Male Burmilla cat.jpeg A "blue" male Burmilla
o The Burmilla is a breed of domestic cat which originated in the United Kingdom in 1981.It is a cross between the Chincilla Persian and Burmese breeds.
o The Burmilla can have a variety of colours: black, blue, champagne, chocolate, cream, lilac, platinum and red.They can also be tortoiseshell, with colours including black, blue, brown, chocolate and lilac.

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