Genetta cats are a new dwarf breed that is being developed to resemble the small or large spotted African genet. The Genetta Cat was founded and named by Shannon Kiley with the idea to develop a cat that looked like an African genet for the exotic enthusiasts who either cannot own a genet or want a more docile animal with the look of a genet. The first litter of Genettas was born Dec. 13, 2006 at Pawstruk Cattery.
The Genetta is a short-legged cat with an exotic spotted or marbled coat and can come in brown/black, silver, or snow colors. Genettas can be either short legged (standard) or long legged (non-standard) and both can be born in the same litter. The dwarfism gene causing the short legs is a dominant gene, meaning that at least one parent must carry the gene and any cat that is short legged carries the dwarfism gene.
See the Genetta Breeder Profiles to find a genetta kitten!