Categories: Cat Breeds

Unusual Cat Breeds – Page 2

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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”.

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

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


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

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.

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

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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