Unusual Cat Breeds – Page 2

Page two – breeds F – U – of a list of unusual cat breeds at 2012.


vvvvvvFoldex cat
Foldex Cat
A hybrid cat. A cross between the Scottish Fold and the Exotic Shorthair. The result is a round headed, cobby cat with folded ears and a flat face.

vvvvvvGerman rex cat
German Rex
Germany’s curly haired cat that was developed from a cat that was found in the grounds of a hospital in the Pankow borough of Berlin in the early 1950s.

vvvvvvGenetta cat
Genetta
A multi-hybrid dwarf cat. Mixing: Munchkin, Bengals, Savannahs, Oriental Shorthairs and domestic shorthaired cats.

vvvvvvKanaani cat
Kanaani Cat
An spotted, hybrid cat and an experimental cat breed that appears to have started in Israel and then developed in Germany. Registered with the WCF.

vvvvvvKarelian Bobtail cat
Karelian Bobtail
Also called: Karel Bobtail, Karelian or Karellian. A naturally tailless cat that originates from an area near St. Petersburg, Russia.

vvvvvvKhao Manee cat
Khao Manee
A foreign type cat from Thailand that is white and can have odd-eye color. There is a UK club for this cat breed: Khao Manee Cat Club.

vvvvvvMekong Bobtail cat
Mekong Bobtail
A short-tailed traditional Siamese cat that is recognised by the World Cat Federation (WCF).

vvvvvvMokave Jag cat

Mokave Jag Cat
Starting in 2000 this cat breed is in development. It is a wildcat hybrid: leopard cat, jungle cat and the Bobcat with the domestic cat with the intention of creating a miniature jaguar.

vvvvvvNile Valley Egyptian cat
Nile Valley Egyptian Cat
A natural breed indigenous to the Nile Valley of Egypt (NVE), where the first wildcats where domesticated. 2010: Application made to TICA as experimental breed.

vvvvvvPoodle cat
Poodle Cat
Created 1987 in Germany.  A hybrid cat: the Devon Rex, Scottish Fold and European Shorthair cross-bred. A most rare cat breed.

vvvvvvSquitten (cat)
Squitten
Created in the late 1990s. This is a cat with defective forelimbs produced by a genetic mutation. The limbs are shortened and twisted. The name is an amalgamation of “squirrel” and “kitten”.

vvvvvvtennessee rex cat
Tennessee Rex
Tennessee’s satin coated curly haired cat that arose from a naturally occuring recessive gene mutation, discovered in 2004.

vvvvvvStone cougar cat
Stone Cougar Cat
A wildcat hybrid: domestic cat and the wild Jungle cat (F. chaus) cross.

vvvvvvUral Rex cat

Ural Rex
A Russian curly haired cat discovered in the town of Yekaterinburg and developed from there and recognised by the WCF in 2006.

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Ussuri cat
Ussuri Cat
Meant to be a wildcat hybrid: leopard cat x domestic cat but at 2012 I don’t believe this. The cat pictured does not have the appearance of a wildcat hybrid.


Update: February 2014. A new cat breed has been accepted as an experimental breed by TICA. It is the Lykoi:

Lykoi Cat

Lykoi Cat

Although not unusual cat breeds, for the sake of completeness I am listing teacup cats and stray cats on this page. Teacup cats are popular and stray cats are numerous.

vvvvvvTeacup cat
Teacup cats
Selectively breed to a very small size these are normally chinchilla traditional Persian cats but not a formally recognised cat breed.

vvvvvvStray cat Japan
Stray cats
Not a cat breed but there are many millions and MAR, a Japanese photographer has recorded them in his country.


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Comments

Unusual Cat Breeds – Page 2 — 14 Comments

    • Hi Grady. Thanks for visiting and asking. She looks female. Anyway your cat is Siameseish as you say. She is pointed like a Siamese with a piebald gene that creates white fur areas within the the points. Two cat breeds come to mind that have this trait: Ragdoll and Snowshoe.

      My guess is that your cat is maybe a Siamese mix who has acquired the piebald gene which gives this Snowshow cat appearance. Your cat can’t be a Ragdoll or Ragdoll mix because they have longer fur and are cobby and large.

      What I am saying is that your cat is a freeborn cat or random bred cat with some genes that come from a purebred line somewhere or she acquired them by chance.

      There are lots of non-purebred non-pedigree Siameseish cats in the world

      • Nigel, my adopted Snowshoe was found on the streets of Hartford at about 8 weeks old. This cat impressed me to a point that I rescued a second snowshoe from a shelter.

        Snowshoe street stray cat

        • H Mikey, thanks for showing us your cat. She/he is Snowshoe and I am surprised you found her on the street. I find that weird because they are quite rare pedigree cats. Very fine looking cat.

    • That surprises me. I think it is because some Siamese mix cats have white fur in the pointing (the dark parts) and so they classify a true Snowshoe as a Siamese mix.

      • I think what fools the shelters, in some cases, is that Snowshoes are born without distinctive markings and don’t get their points until later.

      • It is only a Snowshoe if it has a pedigree saying it is a Snowshoe. Otherwise it is a mixed breed (“Snowshoe lookalike”). The only way to be more certain of whether it meets the Snowshoe breed standard is to have it assessed by a cat show judge that judges that breed.

  1. Hi. I was wondering if you could identify the breed or breeds of this little guy. He is a foster kitten and approximately eight weeks old. I have been fostering for three years and have never had a little guy like this. He is beige and gray with a fairly short tail. He is much more round than most kittens and very calm for his age. Any thoughts??

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