16.07.2008

Somali Cat

Author: breeder

Somali Cat

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.

16.07.2008

Pictures of Somali Kittens

Author: breeder

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.

Sorrel Somali kitten
 Sorrel Somali kitten

Somali kitten, wild color
 Somali kitten, wild color

If you want to see your kitten here, send your pictures of Somali kittens to catpic[at]gmail.com, replace [at] with @.

Go to Somali Cat info

See Pictures of Somali cats

16.07.2008

Pictures of Somali Cats

Author: breeder

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.

Abyssinian and Somali cats, both wild color
 Abyssinian and Somali cats, both wild color

Black and silver Somali cat
 Black and silver Somali cat

Fawn Somali Cat
 Fawn Somali Cat

Male Somali cat, wild color
 Male Somali cat, wild color

Female Somali cat, black and silver color
 Female Somali cat, black and silver color

Male Somali cat, sorrel
 Male Somali cat, sorrel

Somali cat, wild color female
 Somali cat, wild color female

Somali cat, wild color male
 Somali cat, wild color male

Somali cat, fawn male
 Somali cat, fawn male

Somali cat, black and silver female
 Somali cat, black and silver female

Somali cat, chocolate female
 Somali cat, chocolate female

Somali cat, silver female
 Somali cat, silver female

Somali cat
 Somali cat

Somali cat, wild color female
 Somali cat, wild color female

If you want to see your cat here, send your pictures of Somali cats to catpic[at]gmail.com, replace [at] with @.

Go to Somali Cat info