The Somali cat is often described as a long-haired African cat; a product of a recessive gene in Abyssinian cats, though how the gene was introduced into the Abyssinian gene pool is unknown. It is believed that they originated from Somalia, long lost cousin of the Abyssinian cat; which has origins in Ethiopia.
Also known as
This breed is also called Fox Cat, Long-Haired Abyssinian, Somali as well as Somali Cat.
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