Somali cat appeared in the 1950s as offspring of Abyssinian cats matings with other breeds. Initially these longhair Abyssinian cats were considered undesirable and were not taken seriously.
But in 1970, an American breeder recognized their beauty, named the breed (calling it Somali because of Somalia’s geographic proximity to Ethiopia) and began and extensive breeding program. Since than Somali cat popularity has spread from United States to the other parts of the world.
– Somali cats are perfect hunters.
– They love to go out.
– They are longhair Abyssinian cats.
Bread related health concerns:
– Patellar luxation.
– Renal amyloidosis.
– Retinal atrophy – a rare eye condition that ultimately leads to unpaired vision.
Pictures of Somali Kittens
Look at these cute pictures of Somali kittens. Do you know that Somali kittens have a dark coat at birth, which gradually becomes lighter as they grow up? The ticking develops slowly. The final coat color usually only appears after several months.
If you want to see your kitten here, send your pictures of Somali kittens to catpic[at]gmail.com, replace [at] with @.
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Pictures of Somali Cats
Enjoy our beautiful collection of pictures of Somali cats. Click on the little picture to see it in its full size.
If you want to see your cat here, send your pictures of Somali cats to catpic[at]gmail.com, replace [at] with @.