Abyssinian kittens are one of the oldest known breeds in the world of cats. They continue to have speculations and controversies regarding their antiquity. Resembling paintings and sculptures of ancient Egyptian cats, the Aby portray an elegant feline with a muscular body, beautiful arched neck, large ears and almond shaped eyes.

The word Abyssinian originated from the first Abyssinians exhibited in cat shows in England reported to have been imported from Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia. However, recent studies by geneticists show that the most convincing origin of the Abyssinians is the coast of the Indian Ocean and parts of Southeast Asia.

Abyssinians are distinguished from all other tabbies by their beautiful ticked, silky, dense, resilient coats. The Aby is a ticked cat of medium size with firm muscular development. Though ruddy is the color most associated with the breed, Abys are widely available in red, blue, and fawn as well.

Ruddy. The coat is ruddy brown ticked with various shades of darker brown or black where the extreme outer tip to be the darkest, with orange-brown undercoat.

Red. A dilution of the ruddy, being a warm sorrel red ticked with chocolate brown.

Blue. A warm soft blue-gray ticked with dark steel blue-grey. Base color pale cream or beige.

Fawn. With its warm pinkish buff base coat and deeper pinkish buff ticking.

Adult Abyssinians do not reach their full color potential or what others call- ticking until they reach around a year and a half. So, if you choose for those Abyssinian kittens for sale in the Internet, their full color will only reveal upon maturity.

Not usually considered a lap cat due to its high energy and curiosity levels, an Abyssinian kitten is a highly intelligent feline very interactive with its owners and environment. But if you want something spirited and inquisitive, yet gentle and loving, something breathtaking, yet calm and breathless, there is no doubt you want an Aby for a pet.