The Havana Brown is an "engineered" breed, in that the breed was developed by breeding black domestic cats carrying a brown recessive gene with a seal or chocolate point Siamese. In the very early part of the 20th century, the "self brown Siamese came under disfavor. Half a century later, the designed breeding was successful in developing a brown cat which was the forerunner of our present breed.
Body: Medium sized, muscular and firm, while lithe and graceful.
Coat: Brown! Short, glistening, and a beautiful mahogany brown.
Extra: An earlier "self-brown" Siamese was sometimes called "The Swiss Mountain Cat."
Registry Standards and Profiles:
Havana Brown Clubs:
Grand Champion, Breed Winner, Regional Winner, Susitnaladys Trudy of Mokolea AKA: Trudy. Trudy was featured on the Cat Fanciers Association's website under the Havana Brown Breed Profile, as the CFA National Best of Breed for 2001-2002 show season. Photo courtesy of Diane Mounib of Mokolea Cattery, used with permission.
More Breed Information :
Listing of Havana Brown breeders,from FBRL.