By: Serafeim Kotrotsos,
Greek Article: Rizopoulospost
Did a Himalayan cat actually roam around the urban district of the American embassy in Athens? Is it an actually beautiful pet or simply a fictional creation of the major shareholder of Lambrakis Press Mr. Stavros Psycharis to make the revelations of the day even more vivid? No matter how things turned out, the presence of this cat species in the political-media thriller which will undoubtedly turn leads to an interesting conclusion, especially if you know its little history. I utilize the welcoming place provided to me through this website to share it (source: Wikipedia) before I arrive to ….. the conclusion:
The first Himalayan cat was created in 1930 by Professor Clyde Keller medical faculty of Harvard University and Virginia Cobb, breeder and producer of Newtoncattery. Their original purpose was not to create a new type of cat but simply to study the theory of genetics and heredity. Their idea was to crossbreed Persian cats with Siamese cats in order to create a long-haired cat, quite similar to the Persian but with the peculiar coloring of the Siamese cat (blue eyes, dark limbs and face). After several experiments and crossbreeding, they created the first Himalayan cat who got the strange name of Newton’s debutante. This cat is considered to be the first recognized representative of its kind, although it looked more like a Siamese cat rather than a Persian. Later, in 1945, the Englishman Brian Sterling-Webb began to crossbreed Persian and Siamese cats and ten years later he managed to create a long-haired cat, similar to the Persian but with the coloring of the Siamese. In 1955 Webb made a request to the GCCF (Governing Council of Cat Fancy) to classify the new type. The GCCF accepted the request and so the Himalayan cat was officially recognized in England as a new species.
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