Origin
Origin

The Ocicat is a fairly new breed from the US. In the early 60s the first spotted Ocicat, the male Tonga, was born in a nest with Mrs. Victoria Daly. Mrs. Daly was a well-known Siamese breeder. Tonga's mother was a cross between a Siamese and an Abyssinian, and the father was a chocolate Siamese. The spotted tabby fur of Tonga, according to Mrs. Daly's daughter, resembled that of the Ocelot, (a wild feline from the south of the US and South America), the breed takes its name from this; Ocicat is namely a contraction of "Ocelot" and "Cat".

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Appearance
Appearance

The Ocicat is a fairly large cat with a characteristic spotted pattern. They look like wild cats, athletic and muscular. The spots have the size and shape of a thumbprint and should be distributed as much as possible over the body. The cats weigh on average 3.5 to 5 kg, the males can weigh between 6 and 8 kilos. The Ocicat looks elegant and slim, but when lifted, it is surprisingly heavy. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs.

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Fur
Fur
Blue
Blue silver
Cinnamon
Cinnamon silver
Chocolate
Chocolate silver
Fawn
Fawn silver
Lilac
Lilac silver
Tawny
Tawny silver

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Tail
Tail

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Tail
Tail

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Character
Character
Adaptability
Affection
Child friendly
Dog friendly
Energy level
Grooming
Health issue
Intelligence
Social need
Guest friendly

The character of the Ocicat is special. They are loyal to their owners, intelligent, sweet, affectionate and people-oriented. The Ocicat is active, playful and curious, but they have the habit of thinking deeply before they take action. The owner finds a particularly loyal friend in the Ocicat.
The Ocicat can entertain itself well, but because of its social character it does not like being left alone for whole days. If you are away from home a lot, it is better to have a second cat. An Ocicat can sometimes be somewhat dominant, which means that not all cat breeds are suitable housemates. Some cats may find the gaze of the Ocicat quite impressive. The Ocicat can get along with a variety of pets, including a dog, especially if he is used to it from childhood

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Our Oci's
Our Oci's

Welcome to our Ocicats.
Here you can read alla bout the Oci’s in our cattery. At this moment we have three Ocicats in our breeding programm. Our American stud Dynamicat Apollo-of-DutchSpots and our females Maska of Yantra’s Bellfire and DutchSpots’ Little Miss Sunshine (Sunny). All beautifil cats and each with their own personality. NNext tot he beauty of the Ocicat their, health is number one in our cattery. Therefore all our cats are DNA tested fort he most common and know hereditary diseases like PRA (eye disorder) and PKD (kidney disorder). And once a year all our breeding cats are tested for FelV-FIV.

Do you want to get to know our gang?! Taje a peek on the next pages to read their story. If you would like more infromation about our Ocicats? Feel free to contact us.

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Apollo
Apollo

Our American dream! In April this year he crossed the ocean all the way from the USA to become the new stud of our cattery. Apollo is a beautiful tawny male with beautiful large spots and small feathers on his ears. He has a wonderful character. He loves to cuddle and loves to be hugged and kissed on his head. He treated the ladies with the greatest respect, as befits an ocikater. All in all a hangover to love.
And at the beginning of November the time has come. Then we expect his first kittens with our Maksa. We are very curious about what these two will bring us.

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Maska
Maska

This beautiful chocolate silver ocicat female is perhaps the sweetest female we have ever had. She is a terrible kroeler and prefers to give cups all day long. When she was a kitten, the vet could never listen to her heart because she didn't want to stop spinning, no matter what they tried. But make no mistake, Maska does not let her eat the cheese from her plate and she also has the men well under control.

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