Отправлено: 16.07.11 22:22. Заголовок: ENGLISH VERSION 2011
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The History, description and Standard for Ukrainian levkoy.
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ICFA RUI Breed Standard: UKRAINIAN LEVKOY
10 .. Head shape
10 .. Ears
10 .. Eyes
10 .. Profile
7 .. Torso
7 .. Legs
7 .. Bones
7 .. Muscle Tone
7 .. Tail
SKIN & COAT (20)
10 .. Naked
10 .. Rugosity or wrinkles
The Ukrainian Levkoy is recent man-made breed (2000 – 2011. The author of breed is Elena Biriukova from Ukraine, cattery LADACATS reguistred in ICFA RUI Ukraine) of cats of very original unique appearance, hairless, with folded ears and with large, but not well wide opened, almond-shaped eyes. The breed is created by crossing or by out breeding of the hairless Donskoy Sphinx females with the use of Scottish Fold Metis male in hybrid crosses to obtain the required folded eared and naked cats with individual unique appearance. There were used two spontaneous Dominant mutations - gene Fd - of cats with folded ears, that appeared in a simple domestic cat in Scotland and a spontaneous natural Dominant mutation of hairlessness or boldness of domestic cats – gene Bd - in Russia, that appeared in the last century in Scotland and in Russia. Also in mating there were used Oriental and Domestic cats to obtain the others required individual characteristics of Ukrainian levkoys as the cat breed.
The breed is recognized in 2005 in Ukraine by ICFA RUI “ROLANDUS UNION INTERNATIONAL” such as it was starting in Russia in 2010 by ICFA WCA too. In Ukraine starting in September of 2010 to Ukrainian levkoys may be awarded the CHAMPION title and they can take part in competition THE BEST IN SHOW. Nowadays there are 10 Ukrainian levkoys whom are gifted the title of Champion and The Best in Show . In Russia the first titles of CHAMPION and The Best in Show was gifted in 2011.
The others Felinological organizations are mating this new breed Ukrainian Levkoy as an experimental breed without Champions titles at the Cats Exhibitions.
We are hope Ukrainian Levkoy will be one of the favorite cat breed. And these cats will be awarded Champions title in wall the Word.
The Ukrainian Levkoy is recent man-made breed of cats of very original unique appearance, hairless, with folded ears and with large, but not well wide opened, almond-shaped eyes. This cat resembles a humanoid from another fantastic planet in Cosmos or a fantastic small and fanny lop-eared doggy-monkey ones.
The cats are of medium size, the body is rather long, muscular and slender of rectangular format. The bare skin of Levkoy is soft and hot, it is excessive, elastic and wrinkled.
Levkoy cat’s peculiar features are: special angular contour of its head and “stepped” – of two levels - profile (the doglike head), folded ears and large, but not well wide opened, almond-shaped eyes. They are very friendly, playful and active. The cats express sexual dimorphism.
Head: A longed modified wedge shaped.
From the top view angle head of Ukrainian Levkoy resembles a soft outlined pentagon that is a little longer than it is broad, where the muzzle length is only 1/3 part of the head. The forehead is rather low and the skull is long and flat. Prominent cheekbones and eyebrows form the angular outlines of the head. Profile of the cat head is “stepped” – of two levels. The upper lines of nose bridge and of the head are almost parallel.
Nose: Not long and not broad, with clear step up on the eyes level.
Muzzle: Not long, is slightly rounded, with clear muzzle break.
Whiskers: Curly, may be shortly snapped.
Neck: Of medium length, muscular, slightly arches from the shoulder to the base of the skull.
Ears: Rather large, set high and wide apart. 1/2 or 1/3 part of each ear is roundly folded forward and down, without touching the head.
The remarkable part of Ukrainian levkoys does not have folded ears because the breed mating guides with the rule of heterozygous form on folded ears pairing. So it is for one of the parents of Ukrainian levkoy kittens must be without the Dominant gene Fd and must have only normal straight ears. The other parent must have folded ears as it has in their genotype the Dominant gene Fd in heterozygous form too. All kitten Straight eared have not any Dominant Fd gene. The Straights variety of Ukrainian levkoy breed is the complemented - helping part of the breed. The same rule of mating it is used in the Scottish fold breed mating because the both breeds are based on the same Dominant gene Fd. Gene Fd presented in the organism of cat in homozygous form - FdFd from the both parents may serve as provocation of bones illness such arthritis is or the others bones mistakes.
Eyes: large, not wide opened almond shaped, set slanted and giving the cat an unusually magic look. Any colors allowed, but it should be pure and deep.
Body: Medium to long, muscular, slender, not massive or coarse. Back line slightly arched.
Chest: Not broad, of oval shape.
Legs: Rather long, strong boned, in proportion to the body.
Paws: Oval, with long mobile toes.
Tail: Rather long, flexible, tapering to the tip, in proportional to the body of cat.
Skin and coat:
Skin is thick “excessive” elastic and wrinkled on the head, above and under the eyes, on the neck, belly, legs and the groin. Preferable are the hairless cats.
Coat: totally bare skin is preferable. But young cats, or show cats of the first period of selection may have remnants of fur on points or be evenly coated with short (1-3 mm) velour fur all over the body. For breeding purposes cats of “brush” variation are acceptable having coarser curly fur all over the body with possible bare areas on head, neck, back; as well as cats with soft, curly, modified (synthetic) fur.
Color: All colors are accepted. Tabby cats, are not differentiated by pattern.
Penalize: Too Short round head, round eyes, short “cobby” body, weak chin, stressful behavior.
Disqualify: Defects of the born structures, one or both eyeliner’s turn in ward; crossed eyes. Other disqualify in accordance with the show rules.
Outcross with other breeds: Don Sphynx, Scottish Fold, Peterbold, Household Cats, Phenotypic ally correspond to the morphological type of Ukrainian Levkoy.
Ukrainian levkoys are very friendly, playful, intelligent and smart cats. And they are a pleasure to owner. Levkoys are very sociable cats enjoying human or family company as the company of the other domestic pets – dogs, rates, pigs.
Naked Ukrainian levkoys does not need brushing but does need special skin care to give protection against direct sun rises or contra strong wind fluids Because they may catch respiratory illness or Sun push.
Being hairless the Ukrainian levkoy will seek out a warm place to sit on. So you may make and cloth him with different nice sweaters.
Average litter size is generally three to five kittens, which need constant attention for about 16 weeks. Especially for your attention need absolutely naked kittens. They are more weakly than its puffy brothers.
But adult Levkoys are very healthy cats. In summer they
often go to the village with their owners and they like to play and run in the garden.
July,16 of 2011