Other name: African Shorthair

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Life expectancy

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


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 9 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
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Purchase price

The Sokoke costs between £380 and £1500

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More details about the Sokoke

Sokoke: Origins and history

In 1978, Jenny Slater was the first to discover this breed by finding a litter of kittens on her coconut plantation, near the Arabuko-Sokoké Protected Forest on the east coast of Kenya. She bred two, then showed them to her friend Gloria Moeldrum who imported two specimens into Denmark in 1984 and several others between 1991 and 1992. The breed was recognised in 1993 by the FIFE and integrated into the category "new breed" by the TICA in 2003.

Sokoke: Purchase price

On average, the price of a Sokoke kitten is between £380 and £1500, the price often varies according to the lineage, the breeder, the age or even the sex. For the monthly budget, it will cost on average £25 / month to provide for their needs, by providing a quality diet and ensuring their good health.

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