Since the Somali is essentially a longhaired Abyssinian, we
are allowed to go back to our parent breed and use Abyssinians
in our breeding program. This is a good way for us to expand
our gene pool and bring in some qualities to continue to
improve both health and appearance in our bloodlines. When we
breed an Abyssinian to a Somali, we will get all shorthaired
kittens. They look just like an Abyssinian to you and me but
they carry the longhaired gene of a Somali. When we breed a
shorthaired Somali to a longhaired Somali, we will
longhaired and some shorthaired Somali kittens. When we breed
one of those longhaired Somalis to another longhaired Somali,
we lock in the longhaired gene forever.
have shorthair kittens for sale as pets. They are as gorgeous
as a registered Abyssinian and they have wonderful
temperaments, with that gregarious Aby/Somali personality!