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PostSubject: Why so rare   Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:06 pm


Why are these wonderful cats not more popular, there are so few at cat shows.
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PostSubject: Re: Why so rare   Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:28 am

I recall reading somewhere that only about 10,000 Egyptian Mau kittens were registered by TICA in a recent year for the USA. Only 10,000 kittens! Now not all are registered of course, but let's imagine there were, say, 50,000 Egyptian Mau kittens. If they were sold as pets, they were probably fixed and can't breed. 50,000 kittens x a 20 year life span is 1 million cats. So, the population of Maus is certainly under 1 million in the US and is going to stay low in the foreseeable future.

The breed was only revived from extinction in the 50s, so a lack of time and the control of the breeders keeps the population down. That's really the crux of it. It's the same breeders at all the shows, and very few people can get Maus as pets, because there just isn't enough of them.

And because there aren't many, they are expensive, and so they continue to be rare. It'll take time for this to change.

I think it's a darn shame, because I believe Egyptian Maus are absolutely the best cat, hands-down, in the world. Smart, beautiful, talkative, playful, athletic, magical. But you can only produce so many cats every generation, so I think they will be rare for quite awhile.
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PostSubject: Re: Why so rare   Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi Laura, Thanks for your input Very Happy I could not agree with you more these cats are the best. We have never had cats like them they are just amazing cat
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