Categories: Cat Breeds

Unusual Cat Breeds – Page 2

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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”.

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

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

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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
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

Update: I’d like to also feature the Toybob. They are a miniature Siamese cat with a bobtail.

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.

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

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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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