Introduction and characteristics of Egyptian cat

       The Egyptian cat is a medium-sized short haired cat. Viviparous, weighing 2.5-5 kg, is the only domestic cat with natural leopard print.

       Egyptian cats have leopard like markings on their skin and fur. The Egyptian cat is the only cat species among the spotted tiger spotted species that does not breed artificially, but naturally forms punctate patterns. It is known as the “small leopard”. It has wild spots on its body, or large or small, and stripes on its face, limbs and tail. There is a scarab pattern between the brow and forehead, which is one of the main reasons why ancient Egyptians were so popular.

       Egyptian cats are smart and flexible, do not like strenuous activities, suitable for family rearing.

       Variety overview

       Egypt Mau is an ancient species, which was regarded as the God cat in ancient Egypt. The origin of the Egyptian cat is Egypt. According to the research of authoritative experts, Egypt is the first country to domesticate cats in the world. Egyptian cats and Abyssinian cats are considered to be the cat breeds raised by the ancient Egyptians. The murals and papyrus of the ancient Egyptian times all have the same appearance as the Egyptian cats today.


       Egyptian cat’s body size, length, skeleton are medium, muscle is very developed. Although it looks slim, it is very strong. The limbs are even and coordinated with the body. When standing, the hind limbs are high and the toes are standing. The soles of the feet are slender, slightly oval, and the toes of the hind feet are long. The tail should be of moderate length, and the tail will be thinner. On the whole, the Egyptian cat has a very strong and physical figure.

       The color of Egyptian cat’s fur is silver white, bronze, dark gray and black, with symmetrical spots, and its fur is fine, smooth and elastic. It is medium-sized, with a pair of large, pointed ears and a typical “m” shaped mark on the head. Egyptian cat is a rare species in China.

       Rare standards

       Purebred Egyptian cats are very precious. Until 2007, fewer than 200 purebred cats were registered with GCCF each year. In 2006, the CFA registered 6741 Egyptian cats.

       Egyptian cats come in five colors, from the most precious to the most common: silver, bronze, smoke gray, black, blue / pewter. Black to Pewter Egyptian cats will not be shown, but will be used for breeding. All Egyptian cats must have green eyes. But the amber eyes of large cats from infancy to 18 months are acceptable.

       Variety comparison

       Aussie is a very similar breed to the Egyptian cat, but the Aussie cat is artificially bred, and only the combination of certain species will have leopard print. The Bengal cat is also very similar to it, but it is significantly larger (5.5-9kg).

       This is a record of Kangnaier

       The combination of Burmese cat’s small size and Siamese cat’s nobility. Medium build, very strong, with hind legs longer than forefeet and standing on tiptoe.


       The calls of Egyptian cats are very diverse. When they are stimulated, they chirp, cackle and other very unique sounds. In addition, as in ordinary cats, they wag their tails when they are happy. Both male and female cats have the habit of dividing territory, but they are not marked by urination.