Ocicat

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Life expectancy

The Ocicat has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years

Temperament

Adult size

Female Approximately 12 in
Male Approximately 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Cream Blue
Type of coat
Short
Eye colour
Green
Yellow
Brown

Purchase price

The Ocicat costs approximately 250£

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More details about the Ocicat

Ocicat: Origins and history

This breed is native to the United States. A farmer had the desire to create a Siamese tabby point. She crossed a Siamese / Abyssinian cat with a Siamese chocolate point cat. In the litter, only one of the kittens presented an atypical coat, ivory with small golden patches. Although this kitten was castrated, breeding of this breed continued. Other breeders made crosses with Abyssinians and Siamese but also with other breeds like the American Shorthair. Thus, different colours of coats appeared with the arrival of the modern Ocicat, which was recognised by the TICA in 1986. It was only three years later that it appeared in Europe where it remains rather rare, unlike in the USA.

Ocicat: Purchase price

On average, the price of an Ocicat kitten is approximately £250. The price varies according to the lineage of the kitten, the breeder, the age at the time of its acquisition or even the sex. It will cost on average £35/month to meet the needs of an Ocicat, to purchase good quality food etc.

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