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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by ses6jwg, Jul 28, 2009.
In 2007 3780 Siamese were registered with GCCF, whereas in 2008 3402 were registered. If you look back in the records even further then in 2004 4240 Siamese were registered and in 1990 over 7000 were registered.
For bengals 1996, 761 registered (new breed see), 2005 - 3113, and peeked in 2007 with 2915 registrations whereas in 2008 registrations dropped to 2598.
Looking in the GCCF registers all breeds have experienced a marked slowdown in numbers the BSH having over 12000 new registrations every year in 1990 to only 6000+ last year.
The top 10 seem to stay the same as well
in 1996 (I use this date as that is when Benglas seem to hit viable numbers)
Persian, Siamese, BSH, Burmese, Birman, Oriental SH, Main Coon, Benglas, Ragdoll, Exotic Shorthair,
British Shorthair, Siamese, Bengal, Burmese, Persian, Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Birman, Norwegian Forest, Oriental Shorthair
I wouldn't have said that siamese are new - they were first imported in the UK in the late 1800s, and most modern day UK siamese can trace their ancestry back to those first imports. As far as exotic goes they are gorgeous to look at and have the most fabulous characters with intelligence that can rival most humans - shame they are missing any common sense but you can not have everything. Once you have one siamese or oriental for that matter, you will never want another breed :smilewinkgrin:
Bengals are a relative new created breed. They were the latest must have designer pet and I think they still benefit from that marketing strategy to some extent.
A completely unbiased view eh, Saiks? You wouldn't happen to have a few of your own would you? I admit, even I who have never particularily fallen for meezers am beginning to see the attraction (still don't want one though)
Swings and roundabouts, fashions, the blue peter pet or not, etc, advertising, the supreme winner. Who knows? Not I.
Possibly or maybe just a few well informed observations based on decades of indepth up close and personal research :thumbup:
Siamese and Orientals are just addictive, it's not just about the looks, it's the personality. You have never been loved by an animal until you have had a well socialised Siamese kitten adopt you This is why people can't have just one
i think british short hairs are so popular because of the range of colours they come in and also they are a little easier to care for than the likes of the maine coon and NFC, ragdoll etc. I will agree on the orientals being rather affectionate lol i have a Mau cross and she is an absolute darling where as the maine coon is rather selective who she associates with.. she will absolutely not sit on her daddys knee or on mine when any one else is about even when my kids are awake but as soon as its just me and her she is right up on my lap or paws on my shoulder padding and purring away