- The Abyssinian resembles the Sacred Cat of Egypt,
but it is uncertain exactly where the modern breed originated.
- Abyssinians are medium-sized cats, with a firm,
lithe, and muscular build.
- The head is moderately wedge-shaped, though the muzzle is not
- Their eyes are set well apart and are usually amber, hazel, or
- Their ears are large and alert, and moderately pointed.
- Abyssinians have small, oval, and compact paws.
- The coat of the Abyssinian is soft, silky, and thick.
- The hairs are medium length and have two or three bands of ticking.
- The Abyssinian can come in several colors: ruddy brown, red, and
- Abyssinians have darker hair on the back of the hind legs and
at the tail tip.
- They shouldn't have bars on their legs, chest, or tail.
- They often have a necklace, but ideally this should be broken.
- Their hair around their lips and lower jaw tends to be white; but
they shouldn't have a white locket.