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"What you have created is truly the perfect cat for a person like me who loves the wild blood and it's personality traits but for whom none of the usual hybrid breeds quite satisfy. But your Jag Cats... somehow all that genetic mixing has created an animal of such beauty -- it's amazing to me.

I have yet to see a really pretty foundation Bengal or Chausie. They're funny looking until F4 (fourth generation from the wild) but then their genes are so diluted, what is the point? I've had everything from Persians to Bengals to a Serval, and now these Mokaves... they are the ultimate cat!"

Former Domestic Cat Breeder

Mokave Jag Cats

Mokave Jag Cats were recognized as a new large breed in 2005. These unusual felines were created from a blend of bobcat, Jungle Cat and Asian Leopard Cat genes. Each hybrid generation was selectively bred to ensure a pet-like temperament while retaining as much of the exotic features, size, and intelligence as possible. They have a wild look yet make wonderful family companions!

Jag Cats were designed to resemble miniature Jaguars (which have larger, heavier heads and bodies; wide-set eyes, broad muzzles and strong jaws; huge paws and thick tails) with the addition of lynx-tipped ears. They are really smart, super fast, agile as monkeys, and irresistibly affectionate!

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My breeding program is still a work-in-progress and will continue to be so until I feel I have captured the essence of a true Mokave Jag Cat. Shown below are photos of two of the wild cats whose offspring helped to create my Jag Cats.

Asian Leopard Cat Jungle Cat

Asian Leopard Cat Ancestor

African Jungle Cat Ancestor


Jag Cat Features

It is genetically impossible to cross-breed domestic or small-hybrid cats with any big cat like a jaguar or leopard. However, it is possible to emulate the features of these magnificent animals. Shown below are photos of Jag Cat features compared to those of actual jaguars, lynx, and bobcats.


Jaguar
Jaguar

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat

Jaguar
Jaguar

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat

Jaguar
Jaguar

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat

Jaguar
Jaguar

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat

Lynx
Lynx

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat

Bobcat
Bobcat

Mokave Jag Cat
Jag Cat


Email Inquiry

"I love your website and am interested in purchasing a kitten from you. Originally, I wanted to get an Ocelot, but after a lot of research, I realized that it was not such a great idea. But I love the leopard-style markings... Your Jag Cat seems to be just the answer."

Brent S.


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Eye Colors

All kittens of any breed are born with blue eyes. The eyes of domestic kittens change to their permanent color after a couple of months. Typically, Jag Cats have bright gold or emerald green eyes. Snow Jags have blue, gold or aqua eyes. However, Jag Cat eye color sometimes changes as they mature.


Mokave Queen Gia

Green Eyes

Mokave Queen Kalihari

Gold Eyes

Mokave Queen Sierra

Blue Eyes



Changing Eye Colors

Mokave Kitten

Brown at 1 Year

Mokave Cat

Gold at 3 Years


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Growth & Size

Mokave Jag Cats are a large cat breed. Jag Kittens really start growing around five months; then they have growth spurts every month or two for the first year, every three or four months in their second year, and every six months or so in their third year. Mokave Jag Cats are solid muscle and usually look much heavier than they actually are.

PLEASE NOTE: I CANNOT GUARANTEE SIZE!

Here are some AVERAGE ranges for both housecats and Mokave Jag Cats:
TYPE      
Housecat     
Jag Cat     
SOCIALIZED    
 8–10 weeks    
12–16 weeks    
  MATURITY    
12–18 mos   
  3.5–4.5 years    
WEIGHT   
 5–17 lbs.   
 12–28 lbs.    
LENGTH w/TAIL   
26–29 inches   
 27–38 inches    
LIFE SPAN     
12–17 years     
 17–20 years      

Mokave Jag Cats are a new cat breed - first recognized and registered in 2005 - whose size and features are not yet predictable from litter to litter. As shown below, some of my largest adults looked tiny when they were kittens.


Ashanti

5 Weeks

5 Weeks

5 Months

5 Months

10 Months

10 Months


Yuma

Kitten Yuma

Kitten Yuma

8 Months

8 Months

15 Months

15 Months


Aristacat

5 Months Old

5 Months

30 Months Old

30 Months

3 Years Old

36 Months


Dakarai

Kitten Dakari

Kitten Dakarai

22 Pounds

22 Pounds

28 Pounds

28 Pounds

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Spots & Patterns

Mokave Jag Cats come in a variety of coat patterns, ranging from slightly ticked with subtle spotting to clear-coated and highly contrasted. As a Jag Kitten matures, the spots grow larger and usually develop rosettes (two-toned spots). Sometimes the spots get darker or almost disappear, according to the changing seasons.



Coat Colors

Most Jag Cats have golden-brown coats with dark spots, two-toned rosettes, or a tri-colored marbled pattern. Snow Jags are white with spots or rosettes, and occasionally black or blue Jag Cats occur. As shown below, Jag Cat coat colors can change several times as the kitten matures.


Jazzi

3 Weeks Old
3 Weeks
Mokave Kitten
5 Weeks
5 Months Old
5 Months

Kalihari

9 Weeks Old
9 Weeks
12 Weeks Old
3 Months
1 Year Old
1 Year

Ziggy

1 Week Old
1 Week
Mokave Kitten
3 Months
6 Months Old
6 Months

Lava

2 Months
2 Months
6 Months
6 Months

Mokave Snow Jags

Mokave Snow Jags are a rare white color, just as snow leopards are more rare than regular leopards. I produce two types of snow cats: Snow Mink and Seal Lynx Point. These terms refer to the color of the kitten's coat - not the breed.

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Mokave Snow Jag
Snow Mink Infant

Seal Mink
Creamy white. Pattern visible at birth, darkens over time.
Gold, green or aqua eyes.




Mokave Snow Jag
Snow Mink Kitten
Mokave Snow Jag
Seal Lynx Point Infant

Seal Lynx Point
Solid white. Pattern slowly emerges and darkens. Blue eyes.






Mokave Snow Jag
Seal Lynx Point Adult

NOTE: Mokave Snows are not albinos and have none of the hearing problems often associated with domestic white cats.

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