Havana — amazing color cat with green eyes bright. Its eastern appearance gives her relationship with Siamese and Oriental cats. Which were brought to England. But later excluded from the standard, which gave impetus to the development of a separate breed. The name «Havana» does not associate cats with Cuba, it is the name given to the similarity of the colors of cigars, with coloring hair.
The history of the breed Havana
Breed Havana Brown comes from Siamese cats by crossing Siamese cats with dark brown markings with black shorthair cat carrying a recessive gene for brown color.
Breeding cats in America and the UK have evolved differently.
During World War I and World War II affected the breeding programs of pedigreed cats. Only in the post World War II era, the Cat Fanciers renewed their efforts to reproduce. In the early 1950s a group of British experts cat began working to restore the breed. A lady who is credited with this effort include Mrs. Armitage Hargreaves Laurentide Cattery, Mrs. Munroe-Smith Elmtauer Cattery, the Baroness Von Ullmann Rufsprindzher Cattery, Mrs. Elsie Fisher Ashes Cattery, and Mrs. Judd cross the road (across) Cattery. These breeders produced a chestnut (chocolate) colored kitten through mating African American Shorthair and Siamese chocolate ears.
In the UK Havana continued to interbreed with siamese, oriental type to save, but in America such interbreeding is not allowed. As a result, American and British port there were strong differences. American brown havana more korennastye have more rounded snout and longer hair. British Havana have more lively and noisy character.
In the early 20-ies in connection with the standardization of Siam this color was excluded from breeding, and in England became known as Havana brown Oriental.
In the 50s a few animals from breeders amateur Havana Brown came to America where breeders have even more to stand apart from the breed of modern Siamese and Orientals, register it with the CFA in 1964.
Today, Havana Brown is not recognized by WCF and FIFe.
In a separate breed Havana recognized in a single organization GCCF. So in general, for the vast majority of organizations such feline breed does not exist.
Description breed Havana
Elegant and graceful, these cats are excellent climbers. Although the founders of them are the same, that the Oriental Shorthair cats, this breed pins so that its representatives are reminded Russian blue cats. Cat vysokonogoy body quite difficult for an animal of this size.
In kittens and young cats are tabby markings, disappearing with age, so it produces a uniform intense brown color. The ears are large, wide and straight set. Eyes almond shaped, green color. The head is long, small, narrow snout. Whiskers must be brown or purple to blend in with the color of the coat. The body is of medium length, smooth. Tail length and average thickness, tapering to the tip. Paws are oval, compact.
It is very gentle and loving, sweet and sociable. Looking for attention and can become very demanding. Curious, love to explore the open cabinets. Vigorously. Good climbers.
The breed standard Havana
General Characteristics The overall impression of the ideal Havana Brown — medium sized cat with a rich, thick coat color and well muscled. It differs from other species due to its distinctive head shape, coat color, brilliant and expressive eyes and large ears tilted forward.
Head Seen from above, the head is greater in length than in shirinu. Verh head tapers to a rounded snout with a noticeable whisker break. Wedge-shaped, rounded snout and whisker break — the distinctive characteristics of the breed and should be visible. When viewed in profile seen a noticeable stop at eye level. The end of the muzzle appears almost square. This experience emphasizes well-developed chin, so that the line of the head in profile more square than round. Ideally, the nose line is perpendicular to the line from the nose to the tip of the chin. Males may have developed cheeks and cheekbones than cats.
The neck is of medium length, proportionate body.
Big Ears, with round tips, are shaped at the base of the bowl, and set wide apart, but not isolated, tilted forward, creating a wary expression. Covered inside and out with short hair.
Eyes oval in shape, medium size, set well apart, attentive, brilliant and expressive.
Eye Color Any shade of green, and the deeper and richer the better.
The body of medium length, strong and muscular. Males are usually slightly larger than females. Overall harmony and proportion is more important than just the size. The total figure — a cross between a squat and heavy type and light and elegant.
Perfect Limbs of limbs Havana Brown is relatively high for the average proportions of the animal body and tail. Limbs straight, cats — thin and graceful that is less obvious for the more bulky and muscular mature cats. Hind legs slightly longer than the front paws are oval and compact.
The tail is of medium length, in proportion to the body, thin, not very wide at the base and tapering to the tip, but not thin shout.
Wool Medium (for short-haired) length to short, soft, with a glossy sheen.
Any Color saturated shade of warm brown color, coming soon to a red-brown than a brown-black. The nose is brown with pink sheen; footpads — harmonious pink; brown mustache and eyebrows, combined with the color of the coat. Pozvolitelen shadow residual pattern tabby kittens and young animals.
Disqualification kink tail, white patch anywhere on the body or medallion; not green eyes; substandard paint mustaches, nose or paws.
crossing with other breeds NOT ALLOWED.
Havana Brown — affectionate, sociable, talkative and friendly; easily adapted to any room; love to walk, easily accustomed to a leash; love to move vertically; not tolerate loneliness, get along well with cats or their close (Siamese, Oriental) rocks.