The American Keuda has some similarities with the Egyptian Mau breed. The American Keuda is an open and controversial question whether this reflects an Egyptian Mau contribution to their gene pool or whether cats with Mau-like traits are superior barn cats.
The American Keuda cat does share many physical similarities with the Mau, including body type and a belly flap, which isn't seen in other breeds. The belly flap adaptation allows extra extension when running, and thus more speed, this is a successful adaptation for any cat that needed speed, like a barn cat. The American Keuda also shares a high level of intelligence and athleticism with the Mau, as well as speed and a love for warm conditions. One difference between the Keuda and the Mau is the wide diversity of appearance the Keuda displays. As some Keudas look strikingly like Maus, they also look like a Siamese, Havana Brown, cats of other breeds or mixed breed cats. The American Keuda cats can display a much wider variety of coat colors and patterns than do Maus.