|The Singapura’s color and size easily distinguish it from other breeds. The smallest of the purebreds, females weigh five to six pounds and males six to eight pounds when fully grown. Like the Abyssinian, the Singapura has a ticked tabby coat, but brown on ivory rather than the Aby’s reddish coloration.
Singapuras are extroverted and playful. They love being in high places and even hitching a ride on your shoulder. They get along well with other cats, and their soft, gentle voice charms all-comers. The breed is accepted for championship status in the Cat Fanciers Association and the International Cat Association.
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September 26th, 2011