Lion cat, lion cat, is full of long hair, big head and short ears. It is named for its long neck hair and its shape is like a lion. Because it is a long haired cat, it is easy to suffer from gastrointestinal diseases. Moreover, its reproductive capacity is not high, and its quantity is small and sparse. Therefore, it is particularly important to select healthy and purebred lions and cats.
The main classification basis of Shandong lion cat is coat color. It can be roughly divided into the following four types:
1. White lion cat
The coat color is pure white. Its eyes can be divided into Mandarin Duck eyes (i.e. one yellow eye and one blue eye) or two blue eyes. There are three kinds of double yellow eyes, among which mandarin duck eyes are the most precious.
It’s a black lion cat
Its shape is like a white lion cat, but its body is slightly long, with yellow eyes. Except for the white shoulders and gray abdominal hair, it is also regarded as a treasure because of its small number.
3. Whip Hydrangea
Its shape is like a white lion cat. There are black spots on the forehead, and the tail is black, long and sharp, which can be swung to the head, so it is called “whip Hydrangea”.
Some of the dorsal hairs are grayish brown with tiger spots; some are white with black and yellow flower spots. According to cat owners, this breed is the offspring of a cross between white lion cat and common cat.
2. Naming principles
1. The lion cat with white body and black tail is called “iron gun dragging jade bottle” or “snow dragging gun”.
2. The lion cat with white body and black tail and black forehead is called “hanging printing gun”.
3. The lion cat with white body and black tail and black back is called “negative seal drag gun”.
4. The lion cat with black body and white tail is called “silver gun dragging iron bottle”.
5. The lion cat with black back and white belly is called “black cloud covered with snow”.
6. The lion cat with black cat and white paw is called “searching for plum blossom in snow”.
7. There is a different color in the middle of the head and neck, and the tail tip is the same color as the head spot.
8. The lion cat with red back and white belly, mandarin duck eyes, red nose and red feet is called Hongyun gaiding.
9. White lion cat with black spots on its head is called Wusha.
3. Shape features
Linqing lion cat, also known as Shandong lion cat, is mainly produced in Linqing City, Shandong Province. There are two opinions about their origin: one is the offspring of Turkey Ankara cat, which originated in Xinjiang of China; the other is that Linqing people bred a breed similar to little lion by crossing Persian cat and Luxi cat. According to the records of Linqing county annals, lions and cats are bigger than ordinary ones, with long fur and snow white color. Mandarin duck eyes are the most expensive. The best pair is worth 100 yuan. The Hui people in North Street are rich in livestock. Cao Kejia, a famous cat painting expert, once said: “there are no animals with different eyes in the world. Only Linqing, Shandong Province, has different eyes.”
Shandong lion cat has a big head, short ears, and long hair. The hair on the neck and back can be as long as 4-5cm, which is why it got the name. According to the coat color, it can be divided into white lion cat, black lion cat, whipped Hydrangea and flower lion cat. The eye color of Shandong lion cat can be divided into blue eye, yellow eye and mandarin duck eye.
The snow-white lion cat with mandarin duck eyes is the most precious in this breed. Generally, adult cats give birth to one or two births a year, with two to three cubs per fetus. The breeding period is 3 to 4 years. Shandong lion cat is good at jumping, agile, alert and clean. It is easy to have fear of strong light and various stimuli.
The pure Shandong lion cat has long white hair with 4-5cm long hair on its neck and back. It stands like a lion. There are also varieties of black and white hair color, but pure white is more precious. Shandong lion cat has strong body, strong disease resistance, cold tolerance and good at catching mice. They are gentle and gentle, do not like strangers, and have strong dependence on their owners. Among them, the longhaired lion cats in Linqing City, Shandong Province, are the most valuable. In addition to covering their bodies with thick snow-white fur, some of them also have yellow and blue mandarin duck eyes (also known as Yin-Yang eyes), and are endowed with magical superstitious legends. It is said that keeping this kind of cat at home can ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the family.
4. Variety identification
The biggest difference between Shandong lion cat and Persian cat lies in facial shape. Linqing cat’s face bone is similar to that of general domestic cat, and its eyes are not as round and big as Persian cat, nose is still high, and frontal bone is not obvious; besides, ear root is high and ear body is large, after hair changing, most of the villi are very short, a little like semi long hair cat. Occasionally there are long hairs, but the head is still easy to distinguish. In addition, their heads, hands and feet are long and high, and their bodies are very long, but this feature will not be obvious until after they have been changed.
When it comes to the “authentic” Persian cat, many people think it must be white. In fact, there are more than 30 recognized colors of Persian cat, such as orange, gray blue and other monochromatic colors and various color changes, three color series and some striped species similar to domestic cats. Although there are many colors, Persian cats have the same characteristics in their bones and hair: their heads are shrunk, their fur feet and tails are slightly shorter, and their bones are slightly thicker. The appearance of Persian cat’s hands and feet seem to be very strong, in fact, because the long hair of their feet is erect, not like some books said “feet are particularly rough.”.
The most special thing about the Persian cat is that it doesn’t look like a cat’s face. Otherwise, many people in Beijing think it is “poor”. The Persian cat needs to “hum its mouth and nose” to be top-grade. At least it needs a short nose and round eyes. The distance between the eyes is very wide. The ears are small and round, and the distance is wide. The fur on the face is much more than that of Linqing cat After adulthood, even after changing hair, the body hair is still very soft, and the whole body has very thick undercoat. As an adult, it looks like a doll, and its “feel” is absolutely good. The nose is small, the forehead is high and the frontal segment is low, which is very different from Linqing cat.
Persian cat is a big cake face (flat face, nose is very flat), Linqing is the face of ordinary domestic cat, with a short kiss (that is, mouth protruding)