Ocicat cat breeder is the result of the work of an American who crossed an Abyssinian female with a half breed Siamese chocolate stained cat and he obtained ocelot kittens (Mexican wild cat). This male was then paired with American cat with short hair and the products were the basis for this breed. Ocicat is a relatively new breed of cats, which resulted from an accidental cross of conjoined twins Seal Point cat breeds and Abyssinian in the 60′s. One of the kittens had resulted chocolate color, with golden spots, strikingly resembling the wild cat Ocelot, hence the name Ocicat. Later in cross program was introduced and American Shorthair. The race won champion status in 1987 in America. In 1988, the first cat breed Ocicat arrived in Britain, where their popularity is even higher than in U.S.
Animal imposing a weight of 5-7 kg, from a morphologically resemble with the wild cat Ocelot and South American cat. Ocicat cat has a triangular head, nice looking, well proportioned, with fine nose, slightly concave , red-brownish .The ears are well apart, relatively long, and with the peaks sharpened .The eyes are well developed, open, lively, bright and yellow .The trunk is harmoniously developed, dressed in muscles strong and firm, without being to big. The members are normally developed but are long and powerful, the designs presented in the form of stripes are arranged in a circular pattern .The tail is long, fitted with circular rings. The body is covered with short hair, and bright, as we place “tight” on the body of the animal. The robe presents a characteristic design , represented by the closed brown spots, evenly distributed all over the body.
Character and behavior.
Cat breed in fast growing field because of its attributes, is shown to be increased still under conditions that ensure a large enough space considering her body weight . She is sociable, strongly attached to his master but is still reserved towards foreigners, whom he treats them with caution. When foreign persons appear, she usually gets angry and withdraw at her sleeping place, she listen carefully and do not appear until the guests have gone .If she is raised in an apartment or more than one villa, is indicated to allow her access to the terrace, which suits them and is sometimes necessary because of the air. She is a bit demanding at food, is shown to be used , early in life with fresh vegetables and rice, along with canned meat and fish, which they accept with great pleasure. Despite their appearance of wild cat, the temperament of Ocicat cats doesn’t reflect this.
They are very smart and playful, curious and friendly and not aggressive. Like all active cats, they prefer to have company and are so happy around people, but if they are gone all day at work, another Ocicat cat will become their favorite playing partner. Ocicat adapts easily and live well both indoors and outdoors.
In the race we can meet cats in which the tone color can be variable, but are not allowed other than the standard colors or classic designs.