Origins of the Ashera CatThe Ashera cat comes to us from a company called Lifestyle Pets. This company selectively bred these cats in a lab. Only in the last decade or two have Ashera cats been available. So, the Ashera is an entirely new hybrid breed of cat. The Ashera is said to be a mix between an African wild cat and an Asian leopard with a hint of domestic cat mixed in. Lifestyle Pets also stopped producing these cats in June of 2008. And at a price tag of between 17 and 125 thousand, it’s pretty safe to say that not many people are getting their hands on them. Ashera cats are strikingly similar to a Savannah cat, but more on that later.
Ashera Cat CharacteristicsThe Ashera cat is sought after because it is such a large cat. It can grow to be almost five feet long and a weight of between 26 and 33 lbs. Weight aside, that cat can grow to be almost as tall as a person when on its hind legs! There are four different kinds of Ashera cats that exist. These cats are:
- Common Ashera – The Common Ashera has a cream or tawny color with distinct brown spots. The Ashera is prized as being a very wild looking cat.
- Hypoallergenic Ashera – The Hypoallergenic Ashera was bred to be suitable to live with people who are allergic to cats. It looks similar to a regular Ashera but is missing the “Fel d1” protein that produces allergies in people.
- Snow Ashera – The pattern of this cat is the same as the Common, but the coloring is mainly white with patches of orange or amber.
- Royal Ashera – The Royal Ashera has the same coloring and patterns as the Common Ashera, however the coloring and contrast of its coat is much more intense. This is the rarest type of Ashera.