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Er, what does it mean that the body "must not" show tabby markings? That if it does, the cat isn't considered an Abyssinian? (Which seems unlikely.) Or is this simply bad phrasing for "never does"? Tualha 22:12, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)

If it has tabby markings on its sides, it won't be considered a pure-bred Abyssinian (because the hallmark characteristic of the breed is having Abyssinian markings rather than tabby markings). I suppose we should say "by whom": breeds are "defined" by different Breed Associations in different nations, but I can't locate a link to one. - Nunh-huh 22:26, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Abyssinian ImageEdit

Found this image on the main Cat article. It might sit well in this article, although, personally, I don't really like it.

Abyssinian cat

Image changesEdit

The old image used on this article has been changed. Due to the regular habit of some poeple to change pet images to those belonging to their own cat, any changes without discussion are somewhat suspect. However in this case, I feel that the old and new images are both fairly suiting, and because of this I have not reverted myself. Could we please have a discussion on this to decide by concensus which image to use? LinaMishima 18:43, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

The image added by Lib3rtine [1] turns out to be licensed for non-commercial use only. This is too restrictive - see our image use policy - and I am about to delete the image. FreplySpang 21:11, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I'd like to add these pictures. The blue would make a good illustration of that color, and the portrait shot really shows off the huge ears typical of the breed. (and no, although I do own a Ruddy Aby, neither of these are my pets ;-) I've already placed them in the commons in Category:Abyssinian_cat. Idsfa 20:21, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Absent comment, I have added them.Idsfa 20:42, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
NightSky has apparently chosen to change/remove one of those images without discussing it. Meh. Idsfa 17:32, 6 April 2007 (UTC) cats


I removed the lead and history section as it is pasted from the CFA breed profile. Please rewrite/paraphrase before restoring.-- (talk) 12:20, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Cat BathingEdit

I noticed in the article that it says the cat should be bathed. Is there any reference to indicate that this is needed? I've never heard of any cats, bar Sphynxes, needing to be bathed before. Spudgun (talk) 09:53, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

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I am curious about the origin of the Abyssinian breed, and the article seems confusing, possibly contradictory and raises more questions.

the cats derived from kittens brought back to great Britain from Africa by service men.

it was thought to come from Abyssinia (Ethiopia) but now is thought to come from Egypt

the cats breed was developed in Great Britain.

DNA shows Asian and western cat input.

Does the original Egyptian form still exist, and what did the British development change in the breed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steve Bogert (talkcontribs) 19:19, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

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