Asian cat Malayan catHISTORY

The Asian Cat or also known as the Malayan cat is a breed that was developed by accident in Britain in 1981 by the Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg. The breed originated through the mis-mating of a Lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian. The four kittens that were born resulted in the development of a new breed. The breed has been divided between short hairs and long hairs. The long hairs are referred to as Tiffanies. By 2005, the breed reached GCCF Champion Status.



WEIGHT RANGE                6-13 pounds
EYE COLOR Blue, Green or Gold
COAT Silky and Smooth, Short to Long Length. Tendency to shed is low. Asians are short haired, Tiffanies long haired. Grooming can be done once a week as the cats don’t shed much. 
COAT COLORS Asians come in a wide range of colors: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Cinnamon, Fawn, Caramel, the Tortie versions of all these colors, and Red, Cream and Apricot, in both full expression and Burmese Color Restriction. Silver and non-silver versions are recognized in all colors and patterns.   
OVERALL APPEARANCEAsians are medium sized, with a muscular and compact body. Cats feature a broad rounded chest with slender legs. The tail is of medium length and straight. The head is rounded with wide set eyes. Females tend to be the same size as males.
PRICE $700 – 1,200 Recognized by GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, UK)


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Whilst PKD and PRA have been identified in the Asian’s ancestral breeds, so far only evidence of Hypokalaemia has arisen in the Asian. A reliable DNA test exists for this inherited disease and responsible breeders will only breed from tested parents.          

The Asian Cat Association has set up a register for breeders of Asians & Burmese cats that have been tested for hypokalaemia and with effect from 1st January 2018 mandatory testing will be introduced for all Asians registered with active status and intended to be used for breeding. 

Life expectancy is from 12-18 years.   



Asian Cat Association 

Asian Cat Rescue

Pure Bred Cat Rescue 





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