This is fairly new breed that was created in the UK in the 1980s. The cat was created by a breeder called Patricia Turner. Turner wanted to create a breed that resembled the distinctive pattern coats of cats found in the Seychelles.
The Seychellois cat was created by crossing a Siamese with a tortie and white persian. Later on in the breeding programme Oriental cats were added and the result was a long-headed, slender cat with large ears. There are three types of Seychellois; huitiéme (with the largest colour patches), septiéme, and neuviéme (with the least colour). Today the only major cat registry to recognize the breed is the Fédération Internationale Féline.
This is a very vocal breed that has a reputation for scattiness. They are very affectionate and will love to curl up on the lap of their favourite person. This can be a demanding breed, but owning a Seychellois will be entertaining and you will have a constant companion.
Always have a white base colour, but come with self, tortie, and tabby colour points.
- Status: Rare
- Place of Origin: UK
- Rough date of Origin: 1980s
- Hair length: Shorthair
- Activity Level: Medium
- Vocalness: High
- Child friendly: Good with children
- Playfullness: Demanding of Attention
- Grooming Requirements: Once a week
- Weight: 4.0 - 6.5kg
- Size: Medium
- House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
- Pet Compatibility:
- Social Needs: