Ocicat photographed by Helmi Flick

10 facts about the Ocicat

The Ocicat is a human-created cat breed; being a combination of the American Shorthair, Abyssinian and Siamese cats. It was originally a mixture of three-quarters Siamese and one quarter Abyssinian with later additions of American shorthairs. The name is a combination of ‘ocelot’ and ‘cat’. In the early days of the breed other names were …

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Cat Breeds Linked To The Siamese

There are a bunch of cat breeds that have some Siamese cat in them – the “Siamese family of cats”. It is remarkable how many there are. Unless you know cat breeds well, you probably won’t realize it. Some of these breeds are very similar to the Siamese. Sometimes there is a single difference. The …

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The Ocicat

by Sue Threapleton (Yorkshire, UK) Ocicat – this is Nancy, a UK Champion. Photo copyright Sue & Paul Threapleton. The Ocicat has a zest for life that makes it a joy to live with, providing you have the energy to keep up with it!! Inquisitive to the point where it is usually under your feet, …

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Ocicat – Photo ©copyright Helmi Flick (click image for a larger image) Introduction The Ocicat is another cat breed that is quite rare but not in fact as rare as one might think on my assessment (rare cat breeds). The breed, I think, is in the same bracket of exotic (or jungle) cats as the …

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