Appearance and features:
The Seychellois have a wedge-shaped head, wide at the base and form at the top with a slightly rounded tip. The eyes are almond shaped and slant towards the nose. The color of the eyes must be a clear and brilliant blue. They have an elongated, refined, slender body cat with large ears. They are less vocal with softer voices than a Siamese.
This is a medium-size cat weighing 8 to 15 pounds.
Created from a combining of the Bi-colored Persians to Siamese and Orientals.
Seychellois coats are available in three colors. Determined by the degree of white patches resulting from the piebald gene, they have self, tortie, and tabby color points. The white gene variation is graded from 1 (almost solid black) to 10 (almost solid white), and the degree of white is graded as 7, 8 or 9.
- Septieme (French for 7th) is white with color on the head, tail, legs and body
- Huitieme (French for 8th) is white with color on the head, tail and legs
- Neuvieme (French for 9th) is white with color on the tail and head only.
The Seychellois Breed was created in the 1980’s when a British cat breeder Patricia Turner was inspired by the journals from explores to the Seychelles Island.In these Journals, there were descriptions of a unique cat with a white patterned coat that was native to the Islands.
Patricia bred Bi-color Persians to Siamese and Orientals, resulting in creating a cat that fit the description of Island breed.Officially naming it the Seychellois.
Seychellois cats share many of the same personality traits as the Siamese. They are very affectionate. intelligent, extroverted and social. A people-oriented breed they enjoy the company of humans and develops warm and loving bonds with them. However, while the Siamese are considered very vocal, the Seychellois tend to be a little quieter with a softer voice.
Seychellois are prone to diseases of the cardiovascular system. As a descendant of Siamese cats, the Seychellois cat has a predisposition to dental diseases – gingivitis, calculus, etc.