about Levkoy 2010
In the fall of 2005 on the international exhibition of cats, conducted by
by the international association of the amateurs of cats,
by Pedigree commission of Association and by the author of the created new
breed of cats - by me Biryukova HELEN
were presented seven animals (of more than 30 already existing in 2005) to the
for the acquaintance of wide public with the cats UKRAINIAN LEVKOY.
In addition by the Pedigree commission were represented the Article about these
cats and preliminary standard
for Ukrainian levkoy cats, printed in the Associations annual for 2005 year.
On the preliminary standards, translated into English, to foreign experts in
all breeds of cats,
whom arrived to the exhibition: from Netherlands PETER PAUL MOORMANN, from
Great Britain ELAINE RICHARDSON,
from Russia HELEN DUBROVSKAYA and expert from Ukraine GNATKEVICH HELEN it was
proposed to estimate
on accordance to the standards given by the author and by other owners of
UKRAINIAN LEVKOY cats.
It is necessary to say that the results were stunning - and spectators, and
experts, and press,
and the television: - all were astonished and interested by, they took pictures,
conducted video survey,
questioned about the ways of the raising of these animals.
Especially international experts became interested by Ukrainian levkoy, and
Peter Paul Moorman
and Elaine Richardson said that among breeds of cats Ukrainian Levkoy has very
they took pictures of these cats and photographed with them and with the author
of breed with pleasure.
Paul Moorman said that will acquaint to foreign felinologists with the
Ukrainian levkoy and
propagandize abroad their breeding.
I - the author of the breed of cats named Ukrainian levkoy - infinitely
grateful to all experts,
members of Pedigree commission "ROLANDUS", to all workers of my club, to
photographer S. Yarkovoy for
a huge help in the prosecution of breed. I apply photographs from this
Besides photographs I have videotape recordings from the exhibition, made both
by me and by television,
the reporting from six (6) channels of Ukrainian television, photo reports with
of Ukrainian newspapers, numerous responses on the Internet.
And all began so: - from thoughts and once again thoughts.
Planning creation of new breed of animals by connection in one genotype two
sufficiently far being
distant genes and obtaining progeny with the planned pedigrees signs, it is
necessary to be aware of problems
in the form of appearance of a critical or unstable state of genome, which is
by the whole set of reactions, different from the initial, with the aid of which
attempts to find a new ways of existence, maintenance of homeostasis in the new
The purpose of breed mating is a creation of that desired, in relation to the
composed by the genomes of all its individuals, but not static set of genes,
but totality of genes
in their dialectical interaction - is developing genome of breed.
Taking into account these factors, assuming this approach to the genome, as to
the acting system
of self-regulation, it is possible to foresee close ones and distant formations
strongly differing from initial, phenomena. Such, for example, as hybrid
dysgenesis - the instability of genome,
or vice versa - the phenomenon of heterosis - successful combination of genes,
and we will get wonderful
healthy posterity of the desired type. Appearance of plenty of systems anomalies
will be the index of dysgenesis. Therefore after the flow of the "primary drop
of the blood" it is desirable
to separate animals "in itself", if the worst did not happen (anomalies), we
are choosing and allowing
in work only individuals, who manifest good base of hybrid force - the
expressed in stability to diseases, strong constitutionally and adequate on the
At the same time it is necessary to take care also about the selection in the
pair of most similar
according to the planned type of animals on the basis of inbreeding in order to
stabilize desirable signs and, at the same time to double "negative" - to have
to reveal and to reject animals with the poor, harmful heredity quickly.
So, at first we bring in a sign, and then stabilize and improve the type of the
in each subsequent generation. Special attention must be spared to the
steadiness of the reactions,
to the adequate behavior of the animal selected by producers, ancestors.
Psychical (mental) health is directly connected with the physical prosperity of
The stronger the organism, the more stable is its nervous system.
Anomaly of behavior is the first sign of disharmony, instability, dysgenic.
Forming an exterior is impossible separately from behavior, as it is not
possible to separate
form from the content. Harmonious animal is the coordination of all functions
of organism and
the adequacy of its reactions to the factors of environment, excellent balanced
(even if it is uncommon in the general understanding) and, certainly, sparkle of
The best animal have to have norm on the bulk of the signs stipulated in a
not separately, but in the wholly harmony.
Beauty is not ideal constitution (build), this is something more, where neither
to add nor to reduce,
when deficiencies do not strike the eyes, they do not scotch a look, and create
of exactly this animal with its energy and energetic, plasticity and cleanness
So, it seems, everything is clear: here are genes and signs encoded by them,
which are transferred from the parents to posterity in a certain way.
Here is the prosperity of breed mating! These genes - are colors! Others - fur,
ears, tail, eyes, head etc. But No!
Yes, there are genes, they exist materially, as the signs coded by them are
But these are not always only those signs, which we see, looking at animal, not
but elaborate complexes. Describing animal, we use such concepts and terms as
form, size, mill, line,
length, texture, etc. But all these parameters of living organism, that we name
,"signs", are not separate,
independent from each other. Probably, they on their biological essence are
complex, complicated, on each other
dependent and are divided into the smaller, not so noticeable, inherent
,equally to both one and another,
maybe not very desirable sign. Simply for comfort during the work with the
in the description of the exterior of animals we enlarge, select them for
And according to the description of the various reasons or parameters of animal
we can imagine its general view,
on associations, existing in the consciousness and, even , we can imagine, as
it moves or feeds.
Due to different life experience and different aesthetic views of people,
which determine the exterior of animal, they differently perceive and imagine
the appearance of animal.
Therefore descriptions according to the type "long corps", "large ears", "short
longer, higher and so forth" are received not on quantitative - but at sensual
We can imagine it as a picture, at the level of appearance, if you want. Even
without drawing or program.
Certainly, it would be possible to make measurements and checking to design
with the help of computer
graphics any most whimsical animal: as long ago died dinosaur or fruit of
fantasy of creator.
But that will be robots, chimeras. To create the living, warm, happy real animal
with the planned exterior
and the desirable character - became my persistent idea. An idea walked through
and selection of living material (cats) for realization of plan.
Any idea in its formation and development passes three basic stages.
At first it is assumed by ones, with negation and bewilderment of many.
But majority generally know nothing about it. Then, in development and progress
of idea by professionals,
it follows its acknowledgement, and disputes of specialists and developers -
"pro and con",
about the "good and evil", about the aspects of application and influence on
world become the property of wide masses. Idea with further improvement,
although in the simplified form,
after all, is being perceived even by laymen, simply someone likes it more, and
Everything said is correct for formation and development of both: world views
and technical ideas,
aesthetical canons in art, architecture or industry. It is correct and for the
views on creation of new
forms of life - breeds of animals and plants, their modification, or cloning,
other ways and methods
of their obtaining. It is simpler with productive animals - nevertheless this
is meat, eggs, milk,
fur, horse powers! Purpose is clear. We can argue as desired furiously and
emotionally about the occasion
of the need of creating the new, completely unreasonably whimsical, not useful,
not working animals, about expenses, objective difficulties of their breeding
But the fact remains to be the fact: "created by appearance and the similarity
"- correspond and create,
devoting to the Temple of dreaming everything: thoughts, time, money, life.
In this way appeared all brilliant and not works of art, records, models of
clothes, cars, yachts,
weapon, toys, new breed of animals etc.
Decorative animals - toys - "mini" horses and doggies, curly and "super"
long-haired, absolutely naked
or maximally short-nosed, short-legged, short-tailed cats - the matter is clear
- this is a whim,
but not a necessity. But how we love them those no longer "our smaller
brothers", created by Mother Nature,
but created by us people - our children.
Sure, to give birth to a child (let us say, a human baby, idea or the work of
art) is a very responsible work,
troublesome and exciting. And as to his own child each creator - father or
wishes cloudless existence, which is unthinkable without the reliable material
In living organisms this fortress of construction, reliability of life-support,
no matter how touchingly ephemeral
they will look. This is priority principle, although in the creation of
decorative breeds often are taken
exactly abnormal, vicious in the wide understanding signs - the border signs:
too short nose, too long wool, etc,
which complicates the life of animals. Now without an owner such "toy" can not
live, it will not manage
its organism. However, the wild animals, grown in the zoo or simply in
captivity, be it a tiger or canary,
they become helpless, dependent on the man too.
And nevertheless, realizing all above enumerated, I started acting.
Taking into account that the breeds of cats Don Sphinx and Scottish Fold are
mating on base
of natural Dominant mutations of aboriginal domestic cat in Rostov-on-Don and
simple farmer cat in Scotland,
I was relied on the God and the Mother Nature. THEY gave us these "Milagros".
BUT WHY it was happened?
What was THEIR PROPOSITION for?
For nakeing to nude the cat of any already existing breeds? Is it interesting?
Or it is more interesting only to fold ears of any more already existing breed
And I decided, figuratively speaking, to use the principle of the "mixer of hot
and cold water
for the receipt of desired warm" - I decided to create naked and lop-eared cat.