The California Spangled is a breed of domestic cat that was bred to look like spotted wild cats, like the ocelot and leopard. Breeding originally started in the 1980s and were only ever a rare breed, and usually expensive, with prices ranging between $800 and $2,500US.
The popularity of two other spotted cats breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal, hindered their development. After the poaching death of a leopard, the famous anthropologist Louis Leakey motivated Paul Arnold Casey, Jr. of California to breed a domestic cat resembling a small leopard in order to emphasize how important it was to preserve the leopard.
Hence came the California Spangled cats which are a crossbreed with many strains, including the Abyssinian, American Shorthair and British Shorthair. Despite their wild appearance, they are completely domestic.
24 Apr, 2016
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