"Ugs" - the world's ugliest cat? No. There is no such cat.
Do you think this is the world's ugliest cat? That is what they say. I don't. Does that make me the world's strangest person?
I don't think there is such a thing as an ugly cat. What some people might see as ugly I see as interesting and ultimately attractive. Although he is a tiny bit unnerving to look at!
He is called "Ugs" (is that spelled correctly?). Clearly his coat, which is half way between a long haired cat and a hairless cat is very strange looking and perhaps unique.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is a variation on the genetic mutation that causes the hairless cats such as the Sphynx and Don Sphynx. The Devon Rex can be near hairless too so the genetic mutation might be a variation on that.
A genetics expert might conclude that his coat is caused by a multiple of interacting genes (polygenetic).
Ugs looks like a Sphynx cat until you see the mane of hair. The mane follows a similar pattern to a lions mane.
I wonder if they groom the mane? It looks as if it needs it.
I would love to know what you thought. I would expect that a good number of visitors would not see Ugs and ugly. But I could be wrong.