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A domestic cat of a breed having a short spotted coat, developed in the United States from interbreeding Abyssinian, Siamese, and American shorthair cats.

[Alteration and blend of ocelot and cat (coined in 1964 by the daughter of Virginia Daly, American cat breeder who developed the breed, in reference to its spotted coat resembling that of an ocelot).]
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(Breeds) a breed of large short-haired cat with a spotted coat
[C20: from oc(elot) + -i- + cat]
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The Ocicat was first bred in the early 1960s by Virginia Daly in Berkley, Michigan.
The Ocicat's story could have ended with Tonga were it not for a Detroit newspaper's article about the unique kitten, drawing attention to its athletic build and silky, exotic fur.
Attendees will see pedigreed cats of many different breeds including: Abyssinians, American Bobtail, American Curl, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Balinese, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Chartreux, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, European Burmese, Exotic, Havana Brown, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Korat, Laperm, Maine Coon Cat, Manx, Norweigian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van.
Directors: Paul Fenwick (Ocicat) and Iain Weatherby
Spotted tabbies are quite uncommon in the general cat population; a few breeds--including Egyptian Mau and Ocicat (pictured above)--have the characteristic spotted pattern over their bodies along with the tabby forehead M.
Ocicat (oss-ih-cat) The Ocicat was developed in the 1960s in the United States by breeding Abyssinians, Siamese, and American Shorthairs.
THE Fifth Millennium Cat Club international cat show is at the Hambleton Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, on Sunday , from 10am-4.30pm with unusual breeds including the Ocicat, Snowshoe, Scottish Fold and hairless Sphynx among the pedigree and household pets being viewed by judges from France, the Netherlands and Britain.
The practice may not perform transplants but it does have one willing donor in the shape of David and Rosie's pedigree Ocicat, called Pansy.
Directors :Paul Fenwick (Ocicat) and Iain Weatherby
Fourteen or 15 Bengals have been entered, together with a number of the highly- unusual Ocicats and Singapurs.