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“Africa” belongs to my friend, Donna. He is ever so handsome and was the life of the party. He is an Ocicat and one of the most delightful cats I have met.

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The following is from the American Cat Fanciers Association;

The Ocicat was the result of the crossing of an Abbysinian, Siamese and American Shorthair. in 1964 Virginia Daly, who lived in Michigan, was trying to produce an Aby-point Siamese. To her surprise she produce an ivory kitten with golden spots, the first Ocicat. The kitten named Tonga, was neutered and sold as a pet. Mrs. Daly’s daughter named the breed Ocicat, do to the resemblance to an ocelot

The Ocicat is a medium to large cat with surprising weight for their size. They are solid and well muscled with a fullness of body and chest. The Ocicat is agile, alert, athletic, graceful, and full of vitality. They should have a short, tight coat with a satiny sheen. The Ocicat should be well spotted with spots that run from the shoulder blades to the tail and as far down the legs as possible. Ocicats are available in twelve different colors. The colors are, tawny, chocolate, cinnamon, silver, chocolate silver, cinnamon silver, blue, lavender, fawn, blue silver, lavender silver and fawn silver.

Chocolate Silver Spotted Tabby male

ACFA Ocicat breed Standard


The Ocicat may look wild but they are anything but fierce. They are like a dog in that they are totally devoted to their owners. They are very intelligent and easy to train. Ocicats have been known to play fetch, walk on a leash and even respond to voice commands. Ocicats also easily adapt to traveling. Because of an Ocicats social nature they are not suited to being left alone, however, they do well with other animals as companions. Ocicats are also easy to keep. They require only occasional grooming and even though they look wild, they are not, and require no special diet.

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful cat and photo too!!

  • Thank you very much, Ellen.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Cat and beautiful image! Thanks for the info!

  • Thank you, Zoraida. I would love to have one of these delightful kitties.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    This is just OUTSTANDING Marjie – best I’ve seen in a while :o)

  • Thank you very much, Kira.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    How gorgeous!!! What a excellent photo!!! Beautiful sweetie :o)

  • Thank you so much. I am glad you like him too.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful cat…and such lovely eyes! Excellent piece!

  • Thank you so much, Karen. I thought so too

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 3 years ago

    Wow Marjorie this is stunning. Such a great shot and beautiful cat

  • Thank you very much, Angela.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!! xo

  • Thank you, Sally! :)

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • hootonles
    hootonlesover 3 years ago

    A truly beautiful image :O)

  • That you very much!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    Magnificent cat, magnificent photograph and a perfect and beautiful name !!

  • Thank you Sandra. Yes, the name is great too.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature. He is a most handsome fellow and I am thrilled for this honor.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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