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American Shorthair

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There are over 100 colors of the most common breed of cat, the American Shorthair. These cats originated in Europe and came over to America on ships, where they hunted rats and mice. Most American shorthair cats are not "pedigreed" - to have a pedigree, the cat must have both parents of the exact same breed.

  1. 1. What is a pedigree?
    1. a. A medal from a cat show
    2. b. Paperwork
    3. c. Parents of the same breed
  2. 2. Where did American Shorthair cats originate?
    1. a. Europe
    2. b. America
    3. c. Canada
  3. 3. How many different colors are there for the American Shorthair?
    1. a. Over 300
    2. b. Over 100
    3. c. Over 200