The cat Asher – myth or sensational reality
In 2006, the world got the message that produced the world's animal lovers a bombshell: an American company "Lifestyle Pets" as a result of synthetic genes crossing an African Serval, wild Asian, and ordinary domestic cats has brought a new breed. Referring to the Eastern origin of a new race, it was named in honor of the Babylonian goddess Astarte (English Asher). Photo of "divine" cat in a very short time became the leaders by the number of clicks on the Internet. First of all, was impressed with the size of the "Pets": the average cat breed Asher reached a length of one meter and weighed about 14 pounds. The dimensions of a large dog complemented hefty fangs and the color of the leopard.
Company, who brought the largest domestic cat in the world, said that the nature of the representatives of this breed is the most friendly: they love to RUB against legsthe owner, purr, cute play with children and never bite the mailman or guests of the house. Lifestyle Pets claimed that the animal loves to walk on a leash like a dog and, moreover, Hypo-allergenic, meaning it can keep people that there is a physiological aversion of cat hair. For a long time, the whole world went crazy for these bats, and the price of 27 and up to 125 thousand dollars does not deter those who wanted to buy this usher. Cat rules, the company could only be purchased after a Deposit of six thousand $, after which the owners were obliged to deliver animal only six months.
The excitement lasted about two years, until in 2008 a Chris Shirk of Pennsylvania (USA) breeder, which pays tribute to the Savannah breed, do not recognize posted on the Internet photos, which were allegedly show a cat Asher, your pet. Chris said that the animal he bought employee Lifestyle Pets, to fraudulently inflate the price of Savannah. The latest breed also has a fairly large size, because it was bred by crossing a Serval and domesticated Bengal cats are (and the latter, in turn, is a descendant of the wild cat of Bengal.
The company "US Fish and Wildlife" to which you have applied Chris Shirk, investigated with samples for DNA. Have two of Savannas from the nursery Shirk were taken the blood samples and delivered to an independent forensic lab of the Netherlands. Laboratory DNA has confirmed what stated in the Internet cat Asher is a direct descendant of these Pennsylvania Savannah. The news that the latter-day breed – only a fiction, has excited breeders, especially those who have already managed to pay for its acquisition of an amount equal to the cost of a new car.
Lifestyle Pets has published a certification that the case of Shirk – a purely private, which happened through the fault of unscrupulous employee of the company, and the cat Ashera really exists as a separate synthetic breed. However, the prices of the members of this race are down. Even kittens very rare Royal varieties, which on the back of the caramel-colored are not black, and orange leopard spots, give no more than 22 thousand dollars.
Anyway, independent of whether this breed or large Savannahs, but the cat has Asher and his followers. Agree, many would want to walk on a leash through the streets of a real mini-leopard. Especially popular are the already mentioned Royal – because in the course of the year in the world, which is no more than four kittens, and snow (white) synthetic types of this race. These animals are a sign not only of luxury, but the real prestige.