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Silver Somalis....their roots!

Picture: Tajura Alónià, lilacsilver

In WorldwideWeb once was written:

"If you want to have silvers in your litter, you need a homozygous silver parent"! The safest way!

 The roots and origin of the Silver Somalis start as so often in England, in 1968.

The English catteries Firefly & Algol form the foundation for the breeding-program of the Silver Abyssinian & Somalis. To get a new color in an existing breed, you need a crossbreeding of another established breed. This must first be approved by the relevant organization. The english breeder crossed in here the British Shorthair silver tipped, also called Chinchilla! The silver gen is dominant.

Almost at the same time, at the beginning of the 1970s, the Norwegian cattery Arkens started also for the silver breeding-program of the Abyssinians and Somalis. These included the Persians Chinchilla Silver Shaded. In this case not only the dominant silver gen was passed on, but also the longhair gene. A smart move.


To consolidate or improve the breed, 4-5 generations are needed. Only then you can talk of a homozygous Abyssinian or Somali. Well thought out, this RIEX incrossing naturally brings the benefit of an expanded gene pool.

October - 2019 ! Kittens available!!

Somali Kitten Aktuell in Ehingen (Donau)

We have kittens looking for a warm & stable home! Contact us .... We prefer a personal, telephone contact and a pleasant visit to our hobby-cattery!
Phone 0049 - 07391 - 7679210
General informations:
Our kittens leave us starting from  the 14th week of life with:
-EU-passport incl. all vaccinations (cat's epidemic / cold, chlamydia & rabies)
-Genetic tests of parent animals
Pedigree, issued by our association and a basic equipment.

Get in Touch

Francesco Ventimiglia
Karpfenweg 106 / Get route
89584 Ehingen (Donau) – Germany
+49 7391 7679210 francesco.ventimiglia@web.de