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Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau
Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is an exotic cat with an apparently exotic name, though in fact Mau is the Egyptian word for cat. Medium sized and elegant, their exceptionally attractive coat is really eye-catching and they are believed to be the only naturally occurring domestic spotted cat. Spotted cats were seen in wall paintings in Ancient Egypt and it is well known that cats were held in very high esteem.

The Egyptian Mau, as we know it today was begun in the USA by the Fatima cattery in 1956 when a pair of cats were imported and all members of the breed can trace their ancestry back to these two original cats. Typically Foreign in appearance, the wedge-shaped head of the Egytpian Mau is slightly rounded and gives an impression of flowing curves rather than the angles and planes of some Foreign breeds - for example the Devon Rex. All the facial features have a very pleasing unity of curves and softened angles.

The base colours of the Egyptian Mau are Bronze, Silver and Smoke, all with random spotting of varying shapes whilst the front legs are spotted or barred or both and the hind legs have a transition from spots to stripes. The head should have a very specific patterning of markings that gives the Egyptian Mau his particular expression. Of fine texture and medium short the coat has a lustrous sheen and requires little attention.

The Egyptian Mau is a highly sociable cat; intelligent and active they enjoy human company and will converse with a soft, melodious voice.

Although Egyptian Mau have no particular health problems, it makes good sense to insure your cats.  Many breeders sell their kittens with six weeks free insurance cover.  More and more owners are now insuring their pets as advances in veterinary medicine, plus the soaring costs of drugs can mean astronomical bills.

Egyptian Mau Breed Clubs & Rescue

The Egyptian Mau Club

Egyptian Mau Breeders

Janet Taylor based in the West Midlands. Contact me on 0121.240.3247.

Contact the Breed Clubs who will have lists of Breeders and may have Kitten Lists. 




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