Korat cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: Thailand
- Origin: Natural
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 3.6 - 4.5 kg
- Colors: Blue
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: intelligent, loyal, playful
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: about 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 15 years
- Other names: Cat Korat, Si-Sawat, as Korat, Khorat, Malet
- Price: $ 600 - $ 1100
Korat is one of the oldest natural breeds and comes from Thailand. It was named after the province in which it originated, but in Thailand is known as Si-Sawat, which means "good luck" and is highly prized by locals.
It seems that King Rama V is the one who gave the breed its current name after its very beautiful cat and interested in its origin.
Thais consider cats Korat as good luck, there is a tradition in terms of their influence beneficial: haired silver, which is a symbol of wealth, and their eyes are colored rice, which seems to bring crops rich.
In Thailand, these cats are bred for a long time, but the first pair of Korat (Nara and Darra) was imported to the United States just in 1959. The breed was accepted to compete in exhibitions CFA in 1966.
Aspect Korat cat
Cats of this breed are not just blue cats - their color can not be met in any other race, silver with blue reflections.
By specialists, color of afost described as "blue cloud rain" and "silver sea foam".
It is also called "cat with five hearts."
Korat cat in front of a head seems to have heart-shaped nose and also the third we see the head up and down. The fourth heart consists of chest muscles and the fifth, which is not visible, is, of course, internal organ called heart.
The eyes are large, wide open, bright and always aware of what's happening around. Their color varies with age piscii - chickens have yellowish-green eyes, dark green reaching adulthood.
Ears complete picture sting always alert round form at the top and high at all times.
Behavior Korat cat
All cats by their nature are intelligent animals but Korat site does not need to prove it; Just looking at her you can tell she wants and what is most important about it, you feel like you know what you're thinking.
They are extremely loyal to their owners, giving them much affection and love. There are very adaptable to change and therefore those who want a Korat cat is well to think twice inaninte if you can lifelong it or not.
They are very playful and need more exercise, be careful when you go around the house or yard will be permanently around your wanting to play.
It may seem strange for a cat to run just like a dog after a toy that throws but the Korat loves this genre and will not stop even if very tired.
People who want to grow such a cat must have patience, be meticulous, to love animals, care to know the techniques of this cat and give him a lot of attention and time.
Features Korat cat
Bana short Korat cats breed requires no special care, although cats will enjoy brushing with a soft brush once a week. Coat color is blue, and the tips of the hairs are silver.
The quantity of silver should be sufficient to produce a halo effect. Hair is usually lighter in color at the base and shade of blue close gradually, reaching maximum intensity even to the ends, which are silver.
Adult specimens must not have shade or tabby markings. In areas where the fur is short, silver shade is more intense.
Not accepted: silver-tipped hairs only the head and limbs; dark blue or lavender for skin of the nose and lips; dark blue or the pink lavender tint to the pad.
Diseases Korat cat
Korat race is an example of strong, healthy, stable.
If you receive proper care, these cats will enjoy a long life.
Ganglisidoza said disease may occur occasionally (GM).
It affects metabolism and is characterized by an enzyme deficiency that can cause neurological problems, which mainly affects puppies up to three months.
Breeders know the situation and why most tests are performed to evaluate the health of cats and success breeding program.