Agriculture
Chicken Eggs as Drug Factories
Middle school science adventures
Watching out for vultures
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Toads
Salamanders
Animals
Lives of a Mole Rat
Cool Penguins
Putting a Mouse on Pause
Behavior
Primate Memory Showdown
Two monkeys see a more colorful world
Supersonic Splash
Birds
Lovebirds
Cardinals
Penguins
Chemistry and Materials
Mother-of-Pearl on Ice
Getting the dirt on carbon
The solar system's biggest junkyard
Computers
The Shape of the Internet
Music of the Future
New twists for phantom limbs
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Dinosaur Eggs-citement
A Really Big (but Extinct) Rodent
Fossil Forests
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Warmest Year on Record
Getting the dirt on carbon
Rodent Rubbish as an Ice-Age Thermometer
Environment
Pumping Up Poison Ivy
Saving Wetlands
Will Climate Change Depose Monarchs?
Finding the Past
If Only Bones Could Speak
An Ancient Childhood
Sahara Cemetery
Fish
Swordfish
Eels
Halibut
Food and Nutrition
Sponges' secret weapon
How Super Are Superfruits?
Symbols from the Stone Age
GSAT English Rules
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Who vs. That vs. Which
Adjectives and Adverbs
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
March 21-22, 2013: Over 43,000 students will take the GSAT Exam
Tarrant High overcoming the odds
Preparing for the GSAT Exam
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Mathematics
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
GSAT Mathematics Quiz, Teaching Math, teaching anxiety
A Sweet Advance in Candy Packing
Human Body
A Long Trek to Asia
Remembering Facts and Feelings
Hear, Hear
Invertebrates
Moths
Spiders
Scorpions
Mammals
Narwhals
Humpback Whales
Elephants
Parents
Expert report highlights the importance to parents of reading to children!
Children and Media
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Physics
Electric Backpack
Speedy stars
The Particle Zoo
Plants
Stalking Plants by Scent
Tracking the Sun Improves Plant Pollen
Assembling the Tree of Life
Reptiles
Gila Monsters
Sea Turtles
Black Mamba
Space and Astronomy
Zooming In on the Wild Sun
Older Stars, New Age for the Universe
Big Galaxy Swallows Little Galaxy
Technology and Engineering
Space Umbrellas to Shield Earth
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
Crime Lab
The Parts of Speech
What is a Noun
What is a Preposition?
Adjectives and Adverbs
Transportation
Troubles with Hubble
Where rivers run uphill
Reach for the Sky
Weather
In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)
Where rivers run uphill
Catching Some Rays
Add your Article

Persian Cats

The Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cat. In Britain, it is called the "Longhair" or "Persian Longhair" (tipped varieties are known as "Chinchilla Longhair"). The Persian cat is reputed to originate from Iran (Persia), but interbreeding of Angoras with native British domestic longhairs in the 19th Century makes the true origin of the breed unclear. The Persian's European debut is credited to Pietro Della Valle, an Italian traveler. Just for Show: A show-quality Persian has an extremely long thick coat, short legs, a wide head with the ears set far apart, large eyes, and an extremely foreshortened muzzle. The breed was originally established with a short (but not non-existent) muzzle, but over time this feature has become extremely exaggerated, particularly in North America. Persians with the more extreme brachycelphalic head type are prone to a number of health problems (specifically affecting their sinuses and breathing). Conscientious breeders prevent these problems through careful choice of breeding stock with more moderate head types, as the goal is first and always healthy cats. In the USA, there was an attempt to establish the Silver Persian as a separate breed called the Sterling, but it was not accepted and Silver and Golden longhaired cats (recognized by CFA more specially as Chinchilla Silvers, Shaded Silvers, Chinchilla Goldens or Shaded Goldens) are judged in the Persian category of cat shows. In South Africa, the attempt to separate the breed was more successful: the SA Cat Council (SACC) registers cats with 5 generations of pure bred Chinchilla as a Chinchilla Longhair. Winner by a nose: The Chinchilla Longhair has a slightly longer nose than the Persian, resulting in healthy breathing and no tearing of the eyes. Its hair is translucent with only the tips carrying black pigment: a feature that gets lost when out-crossed to other colored Persians. Out-crossing also may result in losing nose and lip liner, which is a fault in the Chinchilla Longhair breed standard. Cats of Different Colors: Persian cats can have any color or markings including pointed, tortoiseshell, blue, and tabby. Persian cats with point are referred to as Colourpoint Persian in Europe and Himalayan (cat) in United States. High Maintenance: Because their fur is too long and dense for them to maintain themselves, Persian cats need regular grooming. To keep their fur in its best condition, they must be bathed regularly, dried carefully afterwards, and brushed thoroughly every day. Their eyes need to be checked for problems on a regular basis because some animals have trouble keeping them clean. A Persian cat without an established and registered pedigree is classed as a domestic longhair cat.

Persian Cats
Persian Cats








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™