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A Ruddy Somali Kitten
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A Blue Somali Kitten

Country of Origin USA & Canada
Date of Origin 1963
Weight 3.5 - 5.5 Kgs (8 - 12 lbs)

Main Characteristics

The Somali is a medium sized cat with a lithe, muscular build. Their medium length coat is extremely fine, very dense and it can be the following colours:
Tabbies (ticked): usual (or ruddy), chocolate, sorrel, red, blue, lilac, fawn, cream, usual tortie, chocolate tortie, sorrel tortie, blue tortie, lilac tortie, and fawn tortie.
Silver Tabbies (ticked): as above.


The Somali is quiet but extroverted.


If you are considering a Somali as a pet, consider the following points:
They require moderate grooming
They are gregarious
They are active

Interesting Facts

The Somali is also known as:
Longhaired Abyssinian
Fox Cat

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