It’s Official – they are Arabian Mau Mix

The Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization (EMRO) has confirmed that these kittens are Arabian Mau Mix . Two are still available. I emailed the EMRO with photos of the kittens showing the characteristics that I understood to be the mau characteristics. I talked with a friend Friday who sold 4 maus to the states (where the Egyptian Mau is particularly popular). Her maus also came from the “domestic camp” here where these came from. The Arabian Mau was recognized as an official breed in 2008. http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081027/NATIONAL/276620161/1018 It is native to the Middle East Region and has been there for over 1,000 years. or maybe it is actually decendant form  the Near Eastern Wildcat who has been in this region for 10,00 -100,000 years. See this article http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/06/070628-cat-ancestor.html

The cats in Dubai that are officially Arabian Maus have a variety of looks. But the Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization prefers to reserve the term Mau – even Arabian Mau – for the spotted cats only.

A Mau is the only naturally occuring spotted cat.  It bears the “M” mark on its forehead, sometimes called the “scarab mark” after the symbol considered divine by the Ancient Egyptians. http://www.cairocatscattery.com/

These kittens are such beautiful cats with the white contrasting with the  dark spotted areas. They are sweet and need a home so share your love.

See the previous post for lots of pictures.

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The kittens are 6 weeks old, litter trained, eating dry food and playing and snuggling.

The mother is a unique looking cat with one blue eye and one green eye.  The father gave the kittens really nice markings. They look like he could have been Egyptian/Arabian Mau which have been documented on camp. Below are pink background collages that I put together of the kittens showing the mau-like characteristics such as the spots. The Mau breed which originated in this area thousands of years ago is very popular in the US now and people pay a lot of money for them. Dad could have looked like this.

Also are here are some random cute shots. I wish we could keep them!

Email me at karen@ternesfamily.com if you’d love and appreciate a special cat.