The rare cat breeds are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. They might be small, but they are mighty.
Here are five of the most rare cat breeds in the world.
- Scottish Fold
- Japanese Bobtail
The above are some of the rare cat breeds that you can add to your family. You can choose a specific breed based on its appearance, personality, and temperament. There are even some cat breeds that were developed because of their unique physical characteristics or behavior.
The Scottish Fold was created by crossing a White British Shorthair with an American Shorthair and then inbreeding the Scottish Fold kittens until they could no longer stand up due to malformed cartilage in their joints. The result is a cat with a cute folded-over ear that has no hearing impairment due to its folded ears.
Rare Cat Breeds With Pictures
The Maine Coon is one of America’s oldest natural breeds, dating back to 1807 when Maine was still part of Massachusetts. It’s believed that this cat was bred from a similar-looking wild species called the American Bobcat. Maine Coons were originally used as mousers on ships and farms, but now they’re more likely to be found curled up on your lap!
The Ragdoll is another breed that was created through outbreeding, specifically between Siamese and domestic cats in California during the 1960s before being recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1967. Ragdolls have blue eyes and sweet dispositions that make them
The Bengal cat is a cross between an Asian leopard cat and a domestic feline. Their markings are similar to those of a leopard, with large spots and rosettes. They have long hair, which can be either spotted or striped, and their eyes are usually green or blue. The Bengal cat can be as small as 5 pounds or as large as 15 pounds. They are very intelligent and active cats that love to play with toys, especially ones that move on their own like laser pointers.
Bengal cats come in almost every color combination imaginable including solids, sepias and torties. This breed has been known to live up to 20 years if properly cared for. They are also known for being very vocal so be prepared if you’re an early riser!
The Burmilla cat is a cross between a Burmilla rabbit and Abyssinian cat. They are medium-sized cats with short coats that come in many colors including browns and tans with black masks on their faces (similar to what you might see on lions). They have long legs with big feet which make them look somewhat like raccoons when they walk around the house!
The Chausie is a relatively new breed of cat that was first introduced in the 1990s. It is not yet recognized by The American Cat Fanciers’ Association (ACFA), but it has been accepted into the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) as a provisional breed.
The Chausie is a cross between an Asian leopard cat and a domestic tabby cat. This means that it has the markings and spots of an Asian leopard cat, but has the temperament of a domestic tabby cat.
The Cymric is another relatively new breed of cat that was first introduced in the 1990s. It is not yet recognized by The American Cat Fanciers’ Association (ACFA), but it has been accepted into The International Cat Association (TICA) as an experimental breed.
The Cymric is a cross between a domestic shorthair and a Persian longhair cat. This means that it has both long hair and short hair, which makes for an interesting coat type!
The Sphynx is a breed of cat known for its lack of hair. It is an intelligent, playful, and friendly breed that enjoys being around people. The breed comes in all different varieties of colors and patterns. It has a muscular build with broad shoulders and a strong body. The Sphynx has a rounded head with round eyes, small pointed ears, and a short straight nose with open nostrils. The coat is extremely short, fine and soft to the touch. It does not require much grooming though some owners choose to keep their cats brushed for aesthetics. The Sphynx can come in any color or pattern including tabby, tortoiseshell, black smoke or white smoke (which is actually smoke colored fur that looks white from a distance).
This cat originated in Canada in 1966 when two Siamese cats were born completely hairless; this was due to a genetic mutation known as “Woolley” Syndrome which causes an absence of hair follicles on the skin surface. Since then these cats have been bred until they became a distinct breed of cat known today as the Sphynx Cat.
The Devon Rex is one of the most popular breeds among cat lovers because it’s so easy going