Abyssinian, Somali Breeder - Cats - Ballan, VIC : Perfect Pets Profile
Ikati Somalis - Abyssinians and Somalis, Victoria
I am a small breeder of Somali and Abyssinian cats in regional Victoria. The cats live in peaceful rural surroundings. They have access to cat net-enclosed patios which enables them to enjoy fresh air and sunlight. The stud cats' quarters are an integral part of the home environment and they love to watch the daily events with interest.
Somalis are delightful to own, and it is very easy to spend time with them, grooming and playing and giving them lots of attention. They love human company, often demanding attention. They have a quiet voice and a playful nature; they love to play "fetch" or to prance around with a favourite toy.
I am registered with one of the cat councils of Victoria (GCCFV) and am committed to abide by their Code of Ethics for Breeders.
A little about Somalis:
Somalis are basically tabbies, with their coat pattern being described as ticked or agouti; this is dominant to the other tabby coat patterns which are only expressed on the head in the form of pencilled lines such as the 'M' on the forehead and the 'thumb print' on the ears. For show purposes, tabby markings are not acceptable on any other part of the body.
The Somali coat is very soft, silky and is fine in texture with a dense undercoat. The longest hair is over the chest and hind quarters, and quite often they may have a gorgeous ruff surrounding the head. There are now a number of different coat colours, all may described as brilliant and warm.
The Somali Temperament:
Often described as natural show-offs and born clowns, Somali cats are extroverted, athletic, active and alert. Their remarkable intelligence, playful curiosity, affectionate nature and happy disposition make them particularly alluring and captivating as companions. They thrive on lots of attention, readily seek human company and demand to be treated as one of the family. They are also quiet and gentle, very self assured and easily adapt to homes with other pets.
Somalis also seem to love the company of dogs; do not be surprised to see them playing, grooming and cuddling with dogs - of all sizes!
Ikati - Abyssinian and Somali Cat Breeder, Victoria