Welcome to Northalla ocicat cattery!
We belong to FIFe, an international cat fancier society. The Finnish FIFe member is Kissaliitto, which is our local cat association. We have acquired the breeder name FI*Northalla from Kissaliitto in spring 2009. Our main interest is to breed ocicats and especially pay attention to the good health, lovely temperament and typical outlooks of the ocicat breed.
We appreciate the openness and co-operation between Finnish and foreign breeders. We use only healthy cats for breeding and test them for FIV, FeLV and microsporum canis. Other tests are done as needed. Since 2012, we have gene tested our breeding females for PRA and PK, although both are fortunately very rare in ocicats. Since 2016 we’re also having all our breeding cats hearts ultrasound scanned.
We have cats that live at home with us, both intact and altered. They are members of our family and our beloved pets, regardless of if they are breeding cats or not. Additionally we own or co-own some breeding cats that live in reliable foster homes.
Ocicat is a medium to large cat, with elegant, athletic and longish body. The coat is short, dense and satiny in texture. The pattern of the coat is spotted and there are 12 color variations. The character of the ocicat is very social, active and playful – very lovable!
You are warmly welcome to visit us and our cats!