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All of our Lykoi kittens are TICA registered. TICA is the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, and the world's largest registry of household pets.
We are one of the fortunate breeders in the world that, in the beginning, was approved and contracted with Brittney and Johnny Gobble (the original founders/ breeders) to breed their Lykoi lines. This is important for our customers to know because it shows we started ethically and that we are registered Lykoi breeders not
We are one of the fortunate breeders in the world that, in the beginning, was approved and contracted with Brittney and Johnny Gobble (the original founders/ breeders) to breed their Lykoi lines. This is important for our customers to know because it shows we started ethically and that we are registered Lykoi breeders not just through TICA, but also contracted with the founders of this amazing breed! We are a small cattery and have chosen to stay small so we can fully invest quality time into each one of our amazing kittens and also ensure the health of your kitten!
ABOUT THE LYKOI BREED
The distinctive look of the Lykoi causes reactions of awe and amazement whenever you first see one. They are one of a kind, there's no other breed quite like them, as they look like little wolf cats. The Lykoi are very loyal, playful and generally bond well with people. Even though the Lykoi may appear somewhat intimidating, they are the sort of cat that falls in love easily. They, in our opinion, are much like a dog in personality. Our babies play fetch, come when called, and tend to be with us where ever we go. Our Lykoi often gaze into our eyes, groom our hair, and caress our faces and with their paws. It's like falling in love every day. One of our breeding pairs came from the Gobbles, the original founders of the Lykoi breed, one from overseas and we also have a natural occuring mutation.
The Lykoi breed has a naturally occurring gene found in the feral cat population. The Lykoi breed was founded in 2011 by Johnny, and Brittney Gobble , One Gobble, and Patti Thomas. The Gobbles did careful health evaluations to ensure that the cat’s unusual appearance was not caused by sickness or disease. To prove it was a gene, Johnny Gobble bred two unrelated cats to produce the first intentionally bred Lykoi. With time it was determined that the gene was recessive, and to continue to reduce genetic inbreeding, more outcrossing was done. There are still Lykoi cats born to the feral cat population, and sometimes they can be used in the breeding program.
COAT and MOLT
The Lykoi have a gene that is unique to the breed that causes not only the roan pattern (a salt and pepper look to the hair), but also the pattern balding of the hair coat. They have a top coat but no undercoat so that can go almost completely hairless at times during their molt.
The Lykoi is a partially hairless breed of cat with a color that is unique to them. The Lykoi is the only recognized cat breed with this pattern. Kittens are born with a normal coat and bald little nose. Some look completely like a normal kitten, in about one to two weeks, the kittens begin to lose their coats (we call this molting). They can lose most of the coat to the entire coat during this process.
Then after a few weeks the Lykoi coat starts growing in or "wolfing out " Typically by three to four months old, the kitten will have its complete Lykoi wolfie appearance.
This Lykoi coat looks like it would feel course, but it actually is very soft. People are always surprised by the coats softness.
The coat is not always stable, which means that the cat could shed the entire hair coat and then regrow a new one that is thicker or less coated. This makes owning a Lykoi all the more fun, as you'll never know what they will look like molt to molt. After this molt, the roan coloring can also change that makes them appear more black to more silver. Some Lykoi may even look more naked like a Sphynx while others can look almost completely coated. Some have better masks, and some have thicker coats.
Each comes with a health guarantee, by contract. We provide age appropriate shots, deworming, spay or neuter, testing for feline leukemia, FIV and wellness exam ensuring healthy before leaving .
Our kittens are $1650.00 each. Required $250 for deposit to reserve along with contract, which comes off the total price. Does not include shipping or related shipping costs. This is for pet ONLY, not with breeding rights or show rights. We are located in Wisconsin only 1 hour from Minneapolis MN. Shipping ranges from $400-$500 generally, depending on airline and shipping mode.
Kittens change drastically from birth to their first wolfie coat. Kittens posted will show various stages of this process.
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