Origin of word ‘moggy’

Black and white Moggie

There are 2 parts to the article. Please read the entire page as I believe the updating second part to be more accurate but the origin of the word ‘moggie’ is still somewhat up for discussion after all these years in use. The first part is by an appreciated visitor to the site. Michael …

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Inbreeding depression cause and effect

Inbreeding depression

“Inbreeding depression” is a euphemism for a general lack of health in an individual purebred cat which has been selectively bred (using artificial selection) for appearance, which automatically incorporates inbreeding. Cat breeders often have to inbreed their purebred cats in order to fix their appearance. This is because the appearance is held on a …

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Difference between tabby and domestic shorthair?

Tabby domestic shorthair

As a tabby cat is frequently a domestic shorthair cat, the question doesn’t make sense as it is trying to ask the difference between two types of domestic cat when the two descriptions often apply to the same individual cat as you see in the photograph below. In fact, tabby is the most common …

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Domestic Cat

Tuxedo cats: 10 facts

Click here to see visitors’ submissions Introduction I am writing about my favorite cat (probably), the good old moggy (moggie) or non-purebred cat or random bred cat. It is also sometimes described as a “mixed breed” cat. The last description is probably the least accurate as cat breeds are not usually involved. Although a purebred …

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