November 3, 2021 11:00 am
Chances are, people who own cats choose cats that they believe look above average, at least when compared to other cats. The question arises, why do people own ugly cats? Perhaps “ugly” is in the eye of the beholder. A recent study ranked cats by appearance. Several have been classified as ugly – and the ugliest breed of cats in the world is the Himalayas.
There is 600 million cats in the world. Just over 200 million have owners. The rest are strays. Corresponding the American Veterinary Society, almost 32 Millions of households in America have cats. Cats probably started living with humans around 3,700 years ago. (Americans love their pets. See each state’s official pets and animals.)
Cat owners can know exactly what breeds they own. Shorthair domestic cats are those most popular in America. Far fewer people in the US own more exotic breeds, including Persian and Bombay cats. According to research, the most beautiful cat breeds in the world are the Norwegian Forest, Russian Blue, and Manx.
24/7 Tempo reviewed the research piece by All About Cats entitled “Beautiful cats: the golden ratio reveals the most beautiful cat breeds. ”The method of identifying the ugliest and most beautiful cats in the world is idiosyncratic, so many cat owners will not agree with it.
The study calculated the cat’s beauty by measuring the distance between different parts of this cat’s face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth. Apparently the same methodology is used to measure movie stars and celebrities. The ideal ratio is 1.62. Corresponding Britannica, this measure goes back to the ancient mathematician Euclid and contains a complex formula.
Two breeds of cats scored 1.65 and one 1.59 – only 0.03 difference from the ideal ratio of 1.62. These are the Norwegian Forest and the Russian Blue, as well as the Manx.
At the other end of the scale, three cats were assigned high numbers – well above the ideal ratio. The ugliest cats are the Himalayan cats with a difference of 56.87 from the ideal ratio of 1.62, the Peterbald with a difference of 18.16 and the Persians with a difference of 5.87. The Himalayas and the Persians are related.
According to Pet Finder, “The Himalaya is a hybrid breed identical to the Persian, but differentiated by the points on the cats’ extremities (face mask, feet, ears and tail), resulting in a Persian cat with the coloration and deep blue eyes of the Cat with a Siamese pattern. “(These are the most common cat health problems (and how to treat them).)
And the Himalayas are expensive. A kitten can cost that up to $ 3,500. A word to the wise for cat owners – ugly can be expensive.
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