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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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New breed of Ocicat?

Well as I posted in my introduction, I have a few questions. I have this little 1 yearold cat that I belive to be a breed of Ocicat. Yes, I realize the playfullnes is due to his age but he seems to sit and lay in very awkward positions, aswell as demand attention and do what he wants when he wants. He will randomly wake up from a nap and instantly be in play mode. Even his playing seems strange. If he is playing with the toy muose and looses it, He will stay in the same position he was in when ha last pounced and will also not move or just give up.
He has the charictoristics of the ocicat aswell as the thumb shaped spots. Any guesses?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 04:21 PM
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Re: New breed of Ocicat?

My apologies, but I do not think your beautiful cat could be Ocicat.

First, I think it would be highly unlikely anyone who spent oodles of money purchasing an Ocicat would allow it (male or female) to breed indiscriminately.
Second, phenotypically, I do not see anything in that photo that would lead me to believe the cat has any 'exotic' blood in him.
Finally, genetically, his markings show him to be black based, with agouti and dominant white spotting in addition to his agouti/tabby markings are in the Mackerel-Broken-Striped and almost displaying the Mackerel-Spotted patterns, but since his markings are elongated and not round spots, I am leaning more towards the Mackerel-Broken Striped pattern.

I think you have a beautiful, young, healthy cat with a strong play-drive and hunter's instincts. Cats are naturally very flexible and can/will sleep in some amazing positions in addition to contorting themselves during play and leaping.
I think your cat is a gorgeous tabby/white, which are some of my most favorite markings on a cat.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: New breed of Ocicat?

I have yourself a very healthy, normal adorable DSH cat. The behaviors you mention are very typical for many cats. I have seen my cats stare under the stove for hours when the lose a toy there. If I don't bother getting down on the floor to get it, they may even go back days later and stare...telling me to get off my butt and get their toy.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 05:57 PM
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Re: New breed of Ocicat?

Thirded!!! ocicats tend not to have the broken pattern/colour that yours has. More likely to be one block colour with patterns overlaid....

When my cat doesnt get attention she bites my feet.... shes butt sometimes but i loves her.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 03:13 AM
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Re: New breed of Ocicat?

He's a cutie with a cool looking coat , but not a specific breed, probably domestic shorthair.
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