Breeding of the California Spangled was inspired by the poaching death of a leopard. Originally bred in the 1980s by Paul Arnold Casey, the cat became extinct in the 1990s. A rare exotic breed, they are rather expensive and priced between $800 and $2,500. While that amount may seem jaw dropping, the Royal Asher sells for $125,000. The California Spangled loves to pounce and love to perch anywhere that is shoulder or eye level so as to make eye contact or to observe whatever is going on.