|Alexandra and Jesse Chisholm
|Ramona, California 92065
The Cats With The Spotty Reputation
For The Wild In You
remarkably similar to his wild counterpart, the Cheetah, the
Ocicat is a large, intelligent domestic cat of docile temperament
and loving nature. Companionable to all other pets, this cat is
purr-fect for any size family!
are a stunningly spotted, domestic cat specifically bred to
emulate the cats of the wild. Originating from interbreeding of
the Abyssinian, Siamese and American Shorthair, this cat was
developed to offer the beauty of the wild cat, while maintaining
the predictable disposition of the domestic cat. The first Ocicat
was produced by Virginia Daly who was trying to produce an Aby-pointed
Siamese. Accidently, she created a magnificent cat who
resembles the spotted wild cats.
Ocicat is a powerful, large, well muscled cat who is very
graceful and lithe. They are particularly noted for their
"wild" look. The pattern includes an intricate
"M" on the forehead, with markings extending up over
the head between the ears and breaking into small spots on the
lower neck and shoulders. Mascara markings are found around the
eyes and on the cheeks. Rows of round spots run along the spine
from shoulder blades to tail. Large well-scattered, thumbprint
spots appear on the sides of the torso. Broken bracelets appear
on the lower legs and throat.
are twelve accepted Ocicat colors. The spotted patterns are
tawny, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lavender, fawn, silver,
chocolate silver, cinnamon silver, blue silver, lavender silver
and fawn silver. There are non-spotted patterns as well,
including solids and classic or tabby markings.
the Ocicat looks wild, its temperament is anything but ferocious.
It is a lot like a dog in that it is absolutely devoted to its
people. They are quite bright and easily trained.
will fetch, walk on a leash, respond to voice commands and
readily adapt to household rules. Most Ocicats are quite
extroverted around strangers, usually checking out the
possibilities for new playmates or a lap to warm. These cats are
very family oriented when it comes to their own mates and raising
kittens. Our male, Thunderheart, always takes an active part in
watching and playing with his kittens. We have even seen him
nurse the kittens once weaned from "Mom" (that is until
he got disgusted with a totally wet belly). We have some cute
pictures of "Dad" and son curled up on a chair
together, with sons head draped and resting across
dads side and back. They are truly unusual cats in this
additions to households, you will find these cats easily bonding
to family members and adapting to other animals. Our cats always
come when called and in fact, follow us from room to room, often
perching on chair backs, keyboards or laps. Our female is always
insistent that we attend any birthing of kittens. She is quite
adamant about it.
enthusiasts have always been awed by the spotted cats of the
wild. Here is your chance to add an "exotic" spotted
cat to your home without destroying or abusing a truly wild
spotted cat. We hope the Ocicat will do its part in preventing
the poaching and importation of the endangered wild cats.
give us a call. If we do not have kittens, we will happily refer
you to breeders that do. We are affiliated with several other