History of cinnamon


in the early days in 1961 Mary Falkena Roehrl imported the apricot-colored cat Abessinierzucht Tranby Dalila. This variant was not recognized by the Abyssinians, but sometimes fell. In 1962 she went to Paris with this cat to cat show and saw for this variety is not recognized with great enthusiasm. Then the color was Ted accepts the GCCF in 1963. 1962 imported Mary Falkena Roehrl the sorrel cat Tranby Red Sothis. Both cat breeder was Mrs. Dorothy Windsor, England.


Marie Falkena Roehrl, Cattery van Mariandaal, was very interested to genetics. She was of the opinion that the color was not red. There were never torties. You did a test mating. They bred the Abyssinian Iris van Mariendaal (the daughter of red Tranby Red Sothis from England) with the Havana hangover Heritor Crossways, (also an import from England to Holland). From this mating were three chocolate ticked kitten, one chocolate ticked cat was the Choco Prince. Choco Prince then they mated with the black ticked cat Mimi Marie Dahl (also a daughter of the red Tranby Red Sothis). From this mating ticked kitten fell in sorrel! The result was a real surprise! It was the confirmation of the sorrel Abyssinians and Havana brown in color are related. Therefore, it could be the red of the Abyssinian no ordinary sex-linked red.

She has covered a tortie cat (from a spotted African steppe cat and an unregistered cat red) with a red Abyssinian cat. The child from this mating was then covered with a "red" Abyssinian and it produced the first "Cinnamon" as Mary called Falkena Roehrl the kittens. We owe a considerable part of the color of cinnamon in all races..


In Germany we started, Conny Nedermeijer, Rivium's (9 cats), Cattery O'uxmal (2 cats) and I, Margret Grigoleit from Grigoleit (7 cats), the first exhibition Cinnamon recognition on WCF. That was in September 2004 in Wickede. We had our Cinnamons course not all the same quality as today. We had to take Cinnamon's all for the recognition that we had, including the parent animals. Therefore we were glad when we finally made that step. We felt it was important that the color would be recognized, because we wanted that the Cinnamons could be crossed even in ordinary farms.

Everything else, we feared that a retrograde step for the British Shorthair breed might be. We were pleased that the first step was done and had recognized the color of the WCF. Then the color was gradually accepted almost everywhere.