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We are cat breeders dedicated to idealized breed development and public education on the Lykoi cat breed. All of our Lykoi kittens are raised under foot in a healthy, loving, family environment. We love raising kittens and creating everlasting relationships with the new family.
All of our adult animals are integral members of our family. It is these close human connections that make for the ideal temperament in the kittens we produce. Our champion bloodlines incorporate both breed-idealized trait selection as well as outcrossing to ensure we produce genetically healthy kittens.
A Lykoi will cuddle up with you for warmth and affection. They enjoy play time as much, if not more than, most cat breeds. If you adopt this breed into your family, you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner.
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No. Having been born of the feral cat population, where this natural mutation continues to occur today, thus the Lykoi have a massive genetic pool from which to draw. That genetic diversity means there are no known inherited health conditions in the Lykoi cat population.
Almost every person who touches a Lykoi exclaim, "Wow." What must people don't know is that the Lykoi coat is actually quite soft - as soft as any household cat you have touched in the past.
Lykoi cats lack the undercoat found in almost every other cat breed, including domestic house cats. A strictly indoor cat breed, the Lykoi are adept at finding the warmest spots in any home (a person, radiator, heater vent, laptop, sunbeam, comforter, pillow, and laundry). So, while it is true they are more susceptible to the cold, they are clever and always manage to keep warm.
Lykoi cats are a medium-sized cat. Adult females are typically 8-12 pounds. Adult males are typically 12-16 pounds. They stand approximately 12" tall.
Yes. The Lykoi cat lacks the undercoat, but they have the topcoats. The awn and guard hairs are still present and are subject to the same shedding process as any other cat.
No. Lykoi cats produce normal levels of Fel d1 (an allergy-triggering protein). Regular bathing can help to minimize hair and pet dander in your home.
Lykoi cats have an average life expectancy of 13-17 years.
Yes! We love to show our cats in ACFA and CFA. It's important for us to see what other breeders are producing and what judges think about the cats we are intending to breed. We show all of our breeding adults until they achieve championship level, and ideally, grand champion level. We are breeding to improve the breed health and breed appearance.
Yes! Be wary of any cattery that doesn't allow you to visit their breeding facilities - even in times of COVID. When a kitten has been assigned, we invite every adoptive family to come and visit their new baby (after first FVRCP vaccination, of course).
We love meeting with potential adoptive families. We encourage you to meet us and our cats at one of the many ACFA and CFA championship cat shows we attend throughout the year.
The Lykoi was first discovered in a feral colony in the US, as a natural mutation, in 2010. Genetic testing and subsequent mating’s proved the Lykoi gene to be a recessive gene, and not related to any other known hairless mutations. The Lykoi was established as a breed in 2011, when the first intentionally bred Lykoi was born to two similar looking Lykoi-type cats discovered in the feral population. Since it’s discovery, there have been reports of other such mutations in other countries, some of which were added to the gene pool to bring diversity in pedigrees.