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Abyssinian Crosses

Curiously coloured as the Abyssinian cat is, and being a true breed, no

doubt of long far back ancestry, it is most useful in crossing with

other varieties, even with the Persian, Russian, Angora, or the

Archangel, the ticking hues being easy of transmission, and is then

capable of charming and delightful tints, with breadths of beautiful

mottled or grizzled colouring, if judiciously mated. The light tabby

Persian, matched with a female Abyssinian, would give unexpected

surprises, so with the dark blue Archangel; a well-ticked blue would not

only be a novelty, but an elegant colour hitherto unseen. A deep red

tabby might result in a whole colour, bright red, or a yellow tint. I

have seen a cat nearly black ticked with white, which had yellow eyes.

It was truly a splendid and very beautiful animal, of a most recherche

colour. Matched with a silver-gray tabby, a silver-gray tick is

generally the sequence. A yellow-white will possibly prove excellent.

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