Cat Breeds

Ocicat cat

Ocicat cat about the color of a wild cat, but friendly and nice character of a typical domestic purr.


Despite the wild appearance, ocicat is a mild cat with medium temperament. He is a cat with a nice disposition, energetic, cheerful, willing to play. Devoted to the owner, he follows him like a shadow and accompanies in all everyday activities. He is inquisitive and intelligent, quickly adopts home rules and likes to learn tricks, e.g. retrieving. He has a strong character and can be stubborn, but at the same time, he is quite willing to comply. He doesn’t like excessive tenderness and usually decides when he wants to be petted. Males are usually great pets, exuberant even to strangers. Cats are inherently more distrustful and need more time to accept guests. Ocicat is not conflicting and feels good both in the presence of other cats and dogs. It adapts to permanent residence in the apartment, if he has an open space at his disposal – he doesn’t like to be closed and isolated from his family. He doesn’t tolerate loneliness, so if the owner spends a lot of time outside the home, he should try to get a company for his pet. Suitable for families with children.

Ocicat cat

Advantages and disadvantages


  • has a strong character, sometimes stubborn
  • he is not very effusive in showing affection
  • decides for himself when he wants to caress
  • badly tolerates loneliness


  • suitable for both children and the elderly
  • outgoing and gentle
  • not requiring care
  • it attaches particularly strongly to one person
  • accepts other cats and dogs


The race is generally healthy. Like other orient breeds, they have exposed to a genetic defect – progressive degeneration of the retina PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), or PRD (Progressive Retinal Degeneration). Sick cats should not be allowed to breed so as not to pass the disease on to the offspring.

Ocicat cat


The coat is very easy to care for. This cat basically does not require combing, however, during molting, you must give him a special paste, which will dissolve the hair swallowed by him during the toilet. You also need to control your ears and trim your claws.


Ocicat is a hybrid of Siamese, Abyssinian and American Shorthair cats. It is a cat with a wild cat’s coat, but a friendly and nice character of a typical domestic purr. The first kitten of this breed was born in 1964 in the litter of a female (mix of Abyssinian and Siamese with chocolate meanings). The breed was recognized in the United States in 1986; it was also adopted by WCF (Association of breeders and lovers of purebred cats) and FIFe.

Ocicat cat


Cat ocicat – ocicat – III cat. FIFe Shorthair and Somali cats
EMS code: OCI
  • Origin: United States
  • Character: friendly, sociable, attached to the guardian, intelligent, inquisitive, strong character, likes to play
  • Size: medium size
  • Weight: 4-8 kg
  • General appearance: elegant, slim, slim, well muscled
  • Head: in the shape of a modified wedge, with a wide jaw, length equal to the width; mouth is wide, chin strong
  • Nose: Short, slightly humped at the root, with a slight breakthrough
  • Ears: Medium-sized, set high and set wide apart
  • Eyes: large, almond-shaped, slightly oblique; any color except blue
  • Neck: Slim, long, elegant
  • Body: medium to long, well muscled but not massive, supple, shapely; strong, well developed chest; medium length limbs; strong, compact, oval feet
  • Tail: quite long, slightly tapering at the end
  • Coat: short, shiny, delicate, close fitting to the body, consisting of hair with several darker strands; dark tick bands should be clearly delimited from a lighter background; too much undercoat is undesirable
  • Color: Abyssinian ticking in six basic colors: brown, chocolate, lilac, fawn, blue and cinnamon; in addition, they can all be available in silver varieties; carefully separated, dark spots in a tone suited to a lighter background, the mark “M” on the forehead; on the tail at least five darker rings; its end is dark, in the basic color of the cat; around the eyes a characteristic, darker “makeup”, which surrounds the lighter coat (the color depends on the cat’s color); a lighter coat color is allowed around the eyes, on the chin and lower jaw
  • Activity: moderately active
  • Lifespan: 13-17 years
Ocicat cat

Interesting facts

As a rule, males are more “collapsed” and endearing. Cats more distrustful, especially towards strangers.

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