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Ocicat overview

Developed in the USA from crosses between Abyssinians, Siamese and American Shorthairs. Bred in the UK from imports and outcrosses to Abyssinian. Given Preliminary recognition by GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy) in June 1997.
A quiet and friendly cat, who needs little grooming.


United States

Breed number/code

No 73 (GCCF) / OCI (FIFe)

Biological data

Medium to large.
Long but substantial.
Hair quality
Short and close-lying.
Tawny (73)
Blue (73a)
Chocolate (73b)
Lilac (73c)
Cinnamon (73k) 
Fawn (73r)
Silver (73s)
Blue Silver (73as)
Chocolate Silver (73bs)
Lilac Silver (73cs)
Cinnamon Silver (73ks)
Fawn Silver (73rs)
Eye colours
Any colour except blue.
Spotted tabby.

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Ocicat – Breed standard

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Ocicat references and further reading

Ocicat Info

Ocicat Cat Club

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Ocicat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
AP-14X2CL - Chocolate Spotted Tabby Ocicat
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki