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Seychellois

History

This relatively new breed was created in the UK in the 1980s. It was established by breeder Patricia Turner. She wanted to create a cat that resembled the distinctive pattern coats of feral cats found in the Seychelle Islands.

The Seychellois cat was created by crossing a Siamese with a tortie and white Persian. Later on in the breeding program Oriental cats were added and the result was a long-headed, slender cat with large ears. There are three types of Seychellois: Huitiéme (with the largest colour patches), Septiéme, and Neuviéme (with the least color). The only major cat registry that currently recognizes the breed is the Fédération Internationale Féline.

Behaviour

This is a very vocal breed with a reputation for scattiness. They are very affectionate and love curling up in the lap of their favorite person. It can be a demanding breed, but owning a Seychellois will be entertaining and you will have a constant companion. Not recommended for first-time cat owners, though.

Varieties

Always have a white base color, but come with self, tortie, and tabby color points.

Breed Details

  • Status: Rare
  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Rough date of Origin: 1980s
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: Medium
  • Vocalness: High
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Demanding of Attention
  • Grooming Requirements: Once a week
  • Weight: 4.0 - 6.5kg
  • Size: Medium
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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