Ashera Cat Constroversy

The Ashera cat controversy rumbles on. A lot of people say that the very expensive Ashera GD (the claimed hypoallergenic version of the Ashera) is simply a high fillial (F1 or F2) Savannah cat. The F1 is a cat one removed from the wild cat ancestor, Serval cat. No one has yet, it seems to me conclusively pinned down the claim that the Ashera GD is a misdescribed Savannah.

And no one has yet conclusively pinned down the claim by skeptics that the Ashera is not hypoallergenic. Are they allergy free cats? Lets not forget that Life Style Pets Inc. claim that the Ashera GD is hypoallergenic, which would make it the only cat of its kind, other than the other claimed hypoallergenic Life Style Pets cats.

The Ashera GD costs about $22,000. But please note that he very special Savannah cat from A1 Supremes - the ultimate hybrid domestic felines, cost a similar figure. These are difficult cats to breed and rare and special and the market it there at that price.

The cost shouldn't be the discussion point. I just want to see if the Ashera GD, Allerca GD and Chakan GD are really allergen free cats. Lets see some science on this. Surely someone can produce a scientific paper that tells us that the cat dander allergen, Fel d1 that causes the allergy to cats is missing or not in these cats? -see Allergen free cat.

Here is a video on the Ashera and it is claimed that these cats come from a Savannah cat breeder, perhaps Cutting Edge Cats. I have no idea. Can someone tell me?




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  1. Are you in on the scam?
    No one has yet, it seems to me conclusively pinned down the claim that the Ashera GD is a misdescribed Savannah.
    The DNA tests done on only Asheras available for testing have conclusively proven them to be savannahs. Even if they weren't GD variety, as the same company sells both it's a valid assumption that both are a scam.

    And no one has yet conclusively pinned down the claim by skeptics that the Ashera is not hypoallergenic.

    The fact that they are haven't been proven either. It's nothing more than an unproven claim. Some Siberian cat breeders also claimed that Siberian cats are hypoallergenic, and some of them indeed seem to have less of a protein that causes allergy, but people are still allergic to some of them.
    1. There is no proof or studies or any kind of evidence that Ashera GD is indeed hypoallergenic.
    2. Savannahs and Bengals in general seem to cause less allergies than other cats, so some customers may indeed experience less allergies. Plus, some people are more allergic to some cats than others, so it's always possible to have "happy customers" even with one of the strays.
    3. The same guy who is in charge of Asheras used to sell "allerca" cat that he claimed to also be hypoallergenic. Yes, some people were happy, but a lot of people complained of still sneezing or even sending the money and never getting the cat. 4. No details of breeding program have ever been published in any peer-reviewed journal making the whole "ashera" breed a whole lot more suspicious.

    This is about allerca which was also claimed to be hypoallergenic and from the same person as sells Ashera GD. Once a scammer always a scammer. But hey, if you want to spend your money be my guest. You can buy $17000 skis too. Unless of course you are in on the scam.

    http://www.messybeast.com/asheras.htm

    http://www.the-scientist.com/article/home/39383/

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  2. No I am not in on the scam! I now have confirmation from the best authority that the Ashera is a Savannah cat. Thanks for the comment.

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