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.

Breed Details

  • Status: Rare
  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Rough date of Origin: 1980s
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: Medium
  • Vocalness: High
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • 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:

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