Calicos and Kin

by Judith Lindley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781546240211
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781546240204

About the Book

Over the past several years, cats have been fast replacing dogs as the number 1 family pet. The cat show halls feature all breeds in all their varieties of beautiful colors. The most striking of these color blends are the cats with coats of orange and black, some with the addition of white. These colors are not only of special attraction to the eye but are steeped in mystery, legend, and lore. Although there are many books about the purebred cats, there are very few about calicos, scientifically known as the tortoiseshell-calico cats. This book specializes in only these colors, their history, their legends, and their facts. Not only is the tortoiseshell calico a color breed of its own but a color of many breeds of cats. Just as the paint and palomino horses are color breeds, so is the tortoiseshell-calico cat; she deserves her own place as a color breed, as well as a color within a breed.

About the Author

Judith Lindley, now in her 70s, was blessed with her first cat at the age of 20 years old. For more than 40 years her interest in cats has matured along with her. Her third cat, a tortie and white, named Miss Kitty, presented Judith with not one but two male calicos. This led Judith in to gathering any scientific information available to her and enabled her to found the Calico Cat Registry International in 1978. By means of registry, and now this book, she distributes information to those who want to know more about these cats of multicolored coats. She lives in Morongo Valley, California, with her husband, Tom.