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Guide to Housecat Breeds 1 by Majnouna Guide to Housecat Breeds 1 by Majnouna
My guide to Housecats Breeds is now available as a poster in two parts: Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.
I also have... MUGS! :lmao:


All the cat breeds wouldn't fit on one document so I had to divide this one. The last 12 breeds, those with coat/tail/ear mutations, are in a separate document.

The full series (get the book!):
Guide to Pantherinae/Big cats
Guide to Felinae/Little cats
Guide to Housecat breeds 1
Guide to Housecat breeds 2
Guide to Coat colors and Patterns

For the rest of my tutorials go here.
For my tutorial books go here.
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Valvador Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great great piece of art. But, I must add a little "but" :)

Ragdoll race was achieved by mating few main cats to each other, and there was no Persian at the very beginning, and to be honest, there we no pedigreed cats back then. Those cats were:
- Josephine, a female cat with appearance similar to Angora lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
- Bluckie, male cat with appearance similar to Burmese cat, who was son of Josephine
Daddy Warbucks, male cat with appearance similar to Saint Birman cat, who also was a son of Josephine lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
Buckwheat, a female cat with appearance similar to Burmese cat, who was daughter of Josephine and Blackie: lovelorien.files.wordpress.com…
Fugianna, who was daughter of Josephine and Daddy Warbucks, and looked like what we nowdays call Ragdoll bicolor

Then there were female Tiki and male Kyoto from a litter of 4 after Buckwheat x Daddy Warbucks. There was also two solid cats, Gueber and Mitts, but they were never registered as Ragdolls. Kyoto and Tiki were mated to each other, giving male Kookie (seal colorpoint), male Kookie Tu (seal mitted), female Bambi (seal mitted), female Toy Sue (seal mitted) and female Toy Ling (seal colorpoint). Kookie Tu was mated to his mother Tiki, giving Heidi (seal colorpoint). Heidi was mated to Kookie, giving Buddy (seal colorpoint). Kookie was also mated to Toy Sue (giving mitted male Robin), Bambi (giving female seal mitted Melonie) and Tiki (giving seal colorpoint female Orphan Annie). Fugiana was mated to Kookie Tu, giving seal bicolor male Joshua, and Kyoto – giving seal bicolor male Woo Wong, and Kookie – giving seal mitted male Pancho Villa, and Robin – giving seal mitted female Rosie. And so on and on and on. The biggest inbreeding in the history, I suppose. I WISH there were other breeds involved at the beginning. But an addition of Persian and probably Balinese came later, introducing new colors to the race. No one really knows what breed and when was crossed to those Ragdolls, because Baker was telling various versions to various people and probably believed in every single one herself, eh.

And about the colors, we call it bicolour, not van, but the point is the same I guess.

Maybe you will be interested in taking a look in compilation I made, putting all of the Ragdoll standards together: lovelorien.wordpress.com/ragdo… only the first one is in polish, sorry about that. 

Oh my, how I looove Ragdoll cats!!!

Sorry if I bored you to death.

And great job, anyway!!! By the way, your chart of colors and patterns is very, very popular among polish breeders, it's very helpful.

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Cloudclawz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you draw cats.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cheers :)
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Tammysoul Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE THIS...thank you I really needed a good reference! This is awesome!!!!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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marceydevimon78 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing never draw a cat be for this could help 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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marceydevimon78 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
yeah 
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Amesly2013 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure
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RunningGlade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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DD2950 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
   This is so supportive art master piece. I love it. I always love drawing cats. Kitty-chan 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool ^^
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BrookeH17 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Bless you! This is exactly what I needed!la in love la in love la in love 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enjoy!
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Cats-In-Middle-Earth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the cutest nine- ten month old dsh! 
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NoxCorporatus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Love these =D As I tend to work as a judge's steward (assistant) at cat shows, I find your race descriptions a lot easier to take in than the official race standards, as those primarily consist of written descriptions and just because something is described as (e.g.) "relatively large", it doesn't really tell me just how large "relatively large" is supposed to be. Thank you!

I would like to point out on the comparison between Abyssinian and Somali, though, that Abyssinians also have that stripe down their back. It's most prominent in the ruddy colour, but it's not just the Somali that have it. =)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the specification! And that's so cool you find them convenient. I felt the same way when I was reading pages and pages of official race standards to make this guide and trying to cross-check them with photos of winning cats. I wonder if there's a market in that world for an illustrated guide ^^
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NoxCorporatus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I think there very well might be, though of course there are plenty of "cat breed description" books already. But a short "basic info" guide would have been wonderful to have when I just started going to shows. And while FiFé's website have the race standards and some example photos, they're sorely missing a simple visual component that's easy to take in. 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I have to say I was surprised not to find that!
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Reldia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is a lovely guide, and very nicely drawn! I know its based on CFA SoP and it may be different, but its also perfectly permissable for British Shorthairs to have orange eyes, not just copper. I'd have thought they'd be qualified as a 'cobby' shape too, not semi-cobby... but then, I think they used to be smaller. They're bred to immense sizes these days :giggle:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I stuck to one association because it's pandemonium otherwise, but it's definitely not an exact and unchanging science. I saw how huge they can get O_O
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Reldia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
A British lad I see at shows, I heard his owner say that he's over 8 kilos now... he's absolutely enormous! One of my boys was about 5.5 kilos, and he seemed big enough :giggle:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
:faint:
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belavrana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful cats. Very happy you made these.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh good!
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Ekc6 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
You are a god sent this is wicked oooh my gosh I always wondered how I can really use anatomy to portray different breeds this is beautiful thank you!!! If ever I draw something with the help of this ref I'll give you full credit always <3 and thank you again for putting the time and effort to make this and your other refs
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome :)
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Ekc6 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
<3
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SynCallio Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Had a moggie as a kid (we called them "patio kittens") that Mom said must have some Siamese in him, because of his voice. (He had that distinctive yowl, like "MROW", that sounded like he was being tortured. :-) ) Looking at this, it seems he had more than just the voice! He was a black-and-white, but his body and his head were shaped like the "Traditional" Siamese you've got here.

It's interesting to see what kind of body types are possible in cats. And I'm intrigued that the Norwegian Forest Cat sheds his long coat in the spring! Lucky cat.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Von-Morjo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really good turtorial :D may i say somthing? with the norwegian forestcat its "skovkat" not "skogkat" :)
and again really good turtorial, it has helped me very much :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Outside Norway it's definitely spelled Skogkat. I don't know why, but you can look it up.
Great!
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Von-Morjo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm... maybe its because im from denmark XD thanks for replying :)
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nive2000 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured here!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sweet!
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Kitovraska Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful, thank you :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Kultapossu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, I saw his mother and all but he looks a lot like Manx too XD
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Kultapossu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have cat and he is half Manx, his mother was pure Manx. C: I can see that from his looks for sure!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
okay
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XxMiincalunaxX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Artist
my cat is a bombay but he has green eyes... is that normal or a genetic mutation?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Normal, but he wouldn't be recognized in a contest.
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XxMiincalunaxX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Artist
ok then! thank you!
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ErinPrimette Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a Singapura kitty. Her name is Squirt.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lucky youuuu!
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EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if this has been said already (as this has been up for a long time now), that moggies in the UK are usually called "moggies" or "Domestic Shorthair" or "Domestic Longhair" for the long-haired variants, probably due to stop any name confusion between moggies and the British Shorthair breed :D

Anyway, this is incredibly well done! There is so much detailed information all in one place :D this must have taken quite a while to compile, but it's worth it - an absolute gem for anyone who is interested/wants to learn about cats :love:
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christyrenee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is a beautifully done fantastic reference sheet!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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