Photos from A Bon Chat

The Somali is the longhair version of the Abyssinian.  Bushy tail. Rounded/wedge-shaped face, and large ears set wide.  Eyes are large and almond shaped.  Most be kept out of cold weather.

  • BREED TYPE:  Spontaneous mutation
  • BODY TYPE:  Semi-cobby
  • COAT TYPE:  Longhair
  • SIZE:  Medium (6 to 12 pounds)
  • TEMPERAMENT:  Shy, aloof, loves freedom.  Not a good apartment cat — needs plenty of room to run and play.  Good with children and other pets.  Even-tempered.  Inquisitive and clever, so be warned!
  • COLORS:  Sorrel silver, sorrel, ruddy, blue, cream silver, lavender, blue silver, ruddy silver, chocolate silver, blue-cream.

Recommended Web Links

A Bon Chat

CFA Profile

Samoli Breeders and Fanciers Association

Samoli Cat Club of America

Cat Fanciers Profile

Samoli Forum

TICA Standard

Somali Cat Rescue