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Variety:
Korat cats

Country of origin:
Thailand

Colours:
Blue, blue-silver

Weight:
4-5 kg

Durability;
13-15 years

Other names:
Korat, Korat

Korat cats are very active and lively, and like to join in the family whirlwind of events. Like other cats, they love to frolic and explore their surroundings and curl up on their owner’s lap when they are tired. Korat cats like to reign alone – they find it difficult to accept other animals, so they are best suited to cat lovers who do not have other pets and do not plan to get any. Korat cats quickly become attached to their owners and love attention. They are adaptable cats that quickly get used to new surroundings but not to strangers. Guests are usually quite suspicious of Cornish cats and do not enter into strong friendships. Each Korat cat is a true individual with a fiery personality. However, they do not hold a grudge for long.

History of the breed

Korat cats are one of the oldest naturally occurring breeds of cat. They originated in Thailand and were named after a place in Thailand. In Thailand, these cats are also called „Si-Sawat“, which translated into English means „good luck“. The oldest picture of these cats is found in a 14th century book called „The cat book poems“ (the author of the picture is not known), which is now preserved in the National Library of Bangkok. In Thailand, this breed of cat is highly prized – there is even a line of stamps in their honour! To this day, Thais sincerely believe that Korat cats can bring good luck. However, the locals believe that the magical power of these cats is only revealed when they are given as gifts rather than bought. So it’s no wonder that one of the most popular wedding gifts in Thailand is a pair of corat cats. The first Korat cats were brought to America in 1950 and reached Great Britain in 1972. However, in Great Britain, the cat breed was relatively slow to be recognised – it was simply thought to be a failed version of the Siamese cat, with an unusual coloured fur coat.

Cat Cats: appearance

Korat cats are one of the few cat breeds to have only one colour, in this case – silvery blue. The blue colour can vary in intensity and shades, and the silvery scales adorning the coat are visible from the cat’s infancy to around two years of age. The more silver tabby a cat has, the more successful it is at shows. The nose, lips and soles of a Korat cat may be grey-blue or grey-olive. The coat is short, glossy and has no undercoat. When the cat moves, the fur on the cat’s backbone is slightly ruffled. The body size of the Korat cat is medium-sized and it usually weighs 4-5 kilograms. The bone structure is very strong, with the hind legs being slightly longer than the front legs. The tail is of medium length, tapering towards the rear. The head resembles a heart when viewed from the front. The forehead is flat, with a slight curve between the nose and forehead. Ears large, with rounded tips. Eyes large, oblique, rather far apart. Green eye colour is preferred, but may also be amber.

Corat cats: character

Korat cats are very affectionate and appreciate the attention of their owners. They are quite intelligent and can learn simple tricks, such as fetching a dropped paper ball. Korat cats are not very quiet, they like to talk, but their voice is not intrusive. These pets are very curious, love to burrow and crawl through all sorts of nooks and crannies, and also love to play. Corat cats are usually lively and cheerful, if not – it may be a sign that the cat is not feeling well.

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