They have a rapid breeding rate and breeding cats as a hobby is called “cat fancy”. Here in Ireland, The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of Ireland registers and promotes the ethical breeding and showing of pedigree cats and supports general cat welfare.The more popular cat breeds include; the Persian which has long hair and a round face. The Maine Coon (also known as American Longhair) – which is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. The Burmese is known as a very friendly cat with short, silky hair. Finally, the British Short Hair which is the most popular registered breed in the UK and has a really soft coat and big eyes.
The stamps were designed by Red & Grey Design and feature photographs of the Persian, the Maine Coon, the Burmese and the British Short Hair cat, all of which are very popular breeds with Irish cat enthusiasts.