Preserving The Original Cat Breeds
Traditional Siamese - We have named him Chai !
Bravo to the breeders who are preserving the original cat! The biggest breeding fiasco that is known to the general public, I think, is the extreme sloping hind end of the German Shepherd Dog.
This resulted in major health problems both in physically and mentally. I personally know breeders who bred this "type" for showing and sold the remainder of the litters to unsuspecting buyers.
The breeders had no idea that they were building a time bomb of sorts and were not trying to create unhealthy animals.
It took many generations of dogs bred that way to get the ultimate result.....breeders having to acquire "original type" stock from Germany to begin again, after having ruined the breed in the US.
Preserve the originals, because the extremes will be proven a folly, just given time.
I have just adopted an older, neutered Siamese (traditional type) from a shelter. And here is his beautiful picture above.