Abbreviations used in this document

 CASA  Cat Association of Southern Africa
 CFA  Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc (USA)
 CFSA  Cat Federation of South Africa
 CHL  Chinchilla Longhair (Silver) - a SACC breed code
 DM  Distinguished Merit (of breeding, based on titles of progeny; SACC
 FiFe  Federation Internationale Feline
 GCCF  Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (UK)
 ICE  International Cat Exhibitors
 NQ  National Qualifier (in SACC show system)
 PER  Persian
 PKD  Polycystic Kindey Disease
 RQ  Regional Qualifier (in SACC show sytem)
 SA  South Africa
 SACC  Southern African Cat Council
 STE  Sterling
 SOP  Standards of Points
 TICA  The International Cat Association
 TLH  Traditional Longhair
 UK  United Kingdom
 USA  United States of America
 WCC  World Cat Congress
 WCF  Word Cat Federation

Terminology used in this document

 brachycephaly  Brachycephaly, from latin roots meaning "short" and "head", is descriptive term for animals whose skulls or noses are shorter than typical for the species.
Source: Wikipeadia at as on December 7, 2014.
 cobby Stocky built.

 distal Furthest away from the body 

 felinophile Lover of cats.

 felinophobe Hater of cats.

  genotype 1. The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
2. The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.

 proximal Closest to the body

 sebum An oily or waxy matter that lubricates and waterproofs the skin and hair of mammals.

 scruff Where a cat's head connects to the neck is a loose patch of skin called the scruff.

 surfactant Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.

 Zygote  biology : a cell that is formed when an egg and a sperm combine : a fertilized egg
  • Full Definition of ZYGOTE
    a cell formed by the union of two gametes;
    : broadly :  the developing individual produced from such a cell
  • Origin of ZYGOTE
    Greek zygōtos yoked, from zygoun to join — more at zygoma
      First Known Use: circa 1887