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Khao Manee

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Synonym(s): Khao Plort

Specification

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General information

  • An ancient and rare breed originating from Thailand (name means White Gem in Thai).  
  • Also known as 'Diamond Eye', its jewel-like eyes can be blue, green, gold or odd (preferred). 
  • Accepted for Championship status in TICA in 2015 and accepted by CFA in February 2018. Gained pre-affiliation status with GCCF in October 2011. 
  • Intelligent, curious, active and vocal. Devoted to their owner.

Biological data

Normal 

Size 

  • Medium. 

Build 

  • Athletic and muscular. 

Hair quality 

  • Smooth, short and close-lying. 

Colors 

  • All white. 
  • Eyes are either blue, green or gold or odd colored (one of each color). 

Disease predisposition 

Information on deafness in white cats, and where BAER testing can be arranged can be found at: www.gccfcats.org/Health-Welfare/BAER-Testing-white-cats.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

USA 

UK 

  • Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs: www.gccfcats.org