Midnite Moon Ocicat Cattery!
a small TICA and CFA registered cattery
located in Ohio.
My children and I fell in love
with this breed at a CFA show
while looking for a cat for our
family. Out of hundreds of cats
at this show my two young
children both agreed on a solid
chocolate Ocicat my children
named Mikey. My family had never
owned a pedigreed cat before and
my daughter became interested in
being able to show her cat in a
cat show. Because Mikey had a
white locket he was able to be
shown only in the Household Pet
Division. And so our journey
all the cat shows and the people that we met
along the way and after a year of showing
Mikey my daughter decided that she would
like to show in the Premier class of CFA.
Her dad made her a deal; if she would work
and earn the money for a Premier and her
entry fees he would help with the other
expenses. So she found a job delivering
newspapers and face painting at our local
street fair to earn money for her cat Jeran.
This Ocicat is a chocolate
spotted boy that my daughter and
I both enjoyed showing in the
tri-state area. He earned his
Grand Premier title while at the
CFA show in Ann Arbor, Michigan
and soon after became a retired
house cat. He now spends his
days laying in the sun and
playing with his housemates
while he waits for Maren to come
home from school.
The Ocicat is a spotted cat
originating from interbreeding
of Abyssinian, Siamese and
American Shorthair. It is the
only spotted domestic breed
selectively bred to emulate the
cats of the wild.
The ideal Ocicat is a large,
active animal with an athletic
appearance. It is very solid and
well-muscled and has a short,
tight coat with a satin sheen
that shows off muscles and spots
to their best advantage.
Ocicat looks wild its temperament is
not. They are easy to keep and require
no special care. Their diets are the
same as any domestic cat and their short
coats need only the occasional bathing
and grooming. They are not prone to any
particular health problem and their
broad genetic background gives them
vigor and vitality.
Ocicats come in many colors and
at least all those colors
associated with the three
foundation breeds: tawny,
chocolate, cinnamon, blue,
lavender, fawn, silver,
chocolate silver, cinnamon
silver, blue silver, lavender
silver and fawn silver.