Ukrainian Levkoy cat.. expressive sexual dimorphism

Ukrainian levkoy:
Ukrainian leukemia is a breeding breed of cats based on two natural mutations: hairlessness and eloquence: Hrbd and Fd.
This is a naked cat of medium size with a long flexible muscular body of rectangular shape, soft and hot to the touch, with folded skin.

A characteristic feature of Ukrainian leukemias is a long, flat (dogface appearance), angular head with large and not very open almond-shaped eyes.
Cats of this breed have a pronounced sexual dimorphism.
Levki are energetic, contact and friendly.

Work on the breed began in 2000.
Sketches of the cat's appearance, breed determination and selection of genotypes that reflect the phenotype were made by felinologist Olena Vsevolodivna Biryukova (Ladacats kennel, Kyiv, Ukraine, ICFA RUI Rolandus Union International). The first Ukrainian Levko cat with the nickname Levkoy Primero, registered by the ICFA RUI Breeding Commission, was born on January 21, 2004.

In 2008, more than 200 cats of this breed were registered in various felinological organizations in Ukraine and Russia. Many of them are Ukrainian Levkas in the fourth generation. Several dozen cats already live outside the former Soviet Union.

To establish the first bloodline of Ukrainian Levko cats, the Scottish Fold (dominant ear mutation) and the Don sphinx (naked), the dominant natural gene for the hairlessness mutation Hrbd, responsible for hairlessness, were used.

Origin of the name:
Levkoy: cat ears resemble curved leaves of this plant.
An almost naked dog with similar ears is called a greyhound.
A naked Peruvian dog is called a Peruvian orchid.
Ukrainian levkoy is named after the tradition of giving breeds of different animals the names of geographical places of their origin.

Medium length modified wedge.
When looking at a cat's head from above, it is a pentagon with soft outlines, longer than wide.
2/3 - cranial part of the head and 1/3 - muzzle. Forehead slightly convex.

Noticeably high and wide cheekbones, as well as over the eye protrusions create additional "corners".
The profile is stepped, because the lines of the upper planes of the nose and head are almost parallel, and between them - a noticeable rise.

Nose - medium length with a slight transition to the forehead at the level of the eye sockets, not wide.
Muzzle not sharp, gently rounded.
The chin is strong but not rough.
The neck is rounded, muscular, slightly curved, straight posture.

Quite large, widely set, erect, with rounded curved tips of the ears forward and down by 1/2 or 1/3 of the ear.

Large, almond-shaped, slightly obliquely set, slightly flattened, clear.
The color can be any - regardless of color.

From medium to long.
Strong, but not massive.
Chest narrow, oval.
The line of the back is slightly curved. The spine is flexible. The limbs are quite long and strong.
Feet oval, with long mobile toes with membranes.

Medium length. Narrowed to the tip. Flexible. In good proportions relative to the body.

Leather and wool:
The skin is in excess, but firm and elastic.
Forms wrinkles on the head and between the ears, above and under the eyes, neck, armpits and groin.
Show cats of the first stage of breeding can be both completely hairless and with residual hair on the muzzle, ears, limbs, tail and evenly completely "dressed" in short (1-3 mm) velor hair all over the body.

The color can be any, given by mother nature.
Newborn kittens must have curly mustaches, as well as eyebrows, which may disappear or break off to short when they grow up.

Breeding may also require individuals of variation of the brush - stiffer curled hair that remains all over the body with possible areas of baldness on the head, neck, back, as well as cats with hair like soft curled synthetics.
It is permissible to cross with the breeds Don Sphyx, Scottish Fold, Peterbold Sphyx, Household cats, which in phenotype correspond to the morphological type of the Ukrainian leuko.