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Country of Origin Ethiopia
Date of Origin 1960s
Weight 4 - 7.5 Kgs (9 - 16 lbs)

Main Characteristics

Abyssinians have a medium, lithe, muscular build. They have a wedge-shaped head and large, almond-shaped eyes. Their short, fine coat can be the following colours:
Tabbies (ticked): ruddy, red, blue, fawn, chocolate, lilac, cream, chocolate tortie, cinnamon tortie, blue tortie, lilac tortie and fawn tortie.
Silver Tabbies (ticked): all standard ticked tabby colours.


Abyssinians are attention seeking cats.


If you are considering an Abyssinian as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are gregarious
They are active
They are usually quiet

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