The Ocicat is a fairly new and rare breed of cat which resembles an ocelot while having the temperament of a domestic animal.
Despite the appearance of the cat there is no wildcat DNA in the breed’s gene pool. The breed is a mix of Siamese, Abyssinian and American Shorthair.
The Ocicat is a new and still-rare breed of cat which has spots resembling a ‘wild’ cat and the temperament of a domestic animal, named for its resemblance to the ocelot. The first Ocicat was bred in an attempt to create an Abyssinian-pointed Siamese. After the Ocicat result proved repeatable it became known as a breed.
They only have one pattern, spotted, but can come in twelve colors: tawny, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lavender, fawn, black silver, chocolate silver, cinnamon silver, blue silver, lavender silver and fawn silver.
As a breed, Ocicats are very outgoing and playful. Most can easily be trained to do many of the tricks a dog can do: fetch, walk on a leash, come, speak, sit, lie down, and so on. Some Ocicats even swim without being coaxed. They love attention from anyone but do not demand it as severely as some cats do. They make excellent family pets.