World’s Ugliest Cat?

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"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).

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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.

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Mar 31, 2011 I agree Anna
by: Ruth

I do think there is no such thing as an ugly cat, just as there is no such thing as an ugly person if you look further than their outer selves.
To me it's simple, Ugs is a cat and all cats are beautiful.
But I do agree with you Anna, it's very wrong to purposefully breed animals with physical defects.
It sickens me that in the eternal quest for money and fame some people don't give a thought to how messing with Nature might affect the animals themselves.
To the people who do that, they are 'animals' in the plural where as to me and I'm sure to you Anna and to other true animal lovers, they are each a very important individual living feeling being, just like every person is.

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Mar 30, 2011 freaks of nature
by: Anna

I feel sad looking at this poor animal. Yea, will be honest here: when people make a super unnatural animal by artificial selection to the extent that the animal is suffering..I don't think it's cute. Not the animal, the people who deprived them from fur, so that they can't hide from cold, or made their legs so short they are uncomfortable running or even walking, or made their head so flat faced they have problems eating..
To my opinion it would be much better if breeders had at least some respect for the natural needs of the animal in their hearts, not only for the money they can collect by demonstrating and promoting freaks of nature.
Sorry if I offended anybody, but my heart aches for these poor things, taken to extreme and "hand made" by men.

Mar 29, 2011 I knew
by: Michael

I knew you guys would not find him ugly. Thanks Sylvia Ann for a very poetic essay on the beauty of all life on the planet.

Mar 28, 2011 World's ugliest cat
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

"BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER" is very true also for the title of the "World's ugliest cat".Resembles a "Sage amongst all cats"!

Mar 28, 2011 Prophet
by: Elisa

He looks like one of the prophets in the Bible. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

Mar 28, 2011 Prophet
by: Elisa

He looks like one of the prophets in the Bible. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

Mar 28, 2011 He's cute!
by: Leah (England)

I just love him! What a charming face he has! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think he's great!

Mar 28, 2011 Fie on Such Nonsense.
by: Sylvia Ann

It reflects the same mindset as branding a pitbull 'vicious.' If they're anything of the sort - which they're not in their natural state: dogs are all heart - the trait is implanted by humans.

Years ago we had a cat that the vet shaved because he had rash. As well fed as he was, it was startling to see his wattles and dewlaps, his folds,furrows and corrugations - formerly hidden by his fur coat. Fusser basked in all the attention, and was lovely to pet: his skin was warm as a hot-water bottle, and velvety soft as a rose. He wore a nice sweater until his fur grew out again.

All animals are beautiful.

Earthworms are iridescent as hummingbirds.

Maggots are perfectly innocent souls, ivory-white and squeaky clean, considering what they dabble around in.

Flies are winged emeralds and sapphires.

Bats have dear little faces, wrinkled and gnarly (this doesn't refer to the fox-faced bat).

Cochran Le Rochefoucauld, my pet bug, was cute as can be - so glossy and dapper he looked like a little man about town with his tails and spats -as he sat on my finger, enjoying a dab of peanut butter. For dessert, on very special occasions, you should have seen what he did to a droplet of Harvey's Bristol Creme.

Mar 28, 2011 so cute
by: Kathy W

Ugs is so cute!!! How about that lion mane?? He is soo cool!!! Id love to have a cat like him. All creatures are beautiful.

Mar 28, 2011 Ugs
by: Ruth

How very unusual !
I agree with you Michael, Ugs certainly is not ugly ! There is no such thing as an ugly cat !
Unusual ? Yes ! Ugly ? No !

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6 thoughts on “World’s Ugliest Cat?”

  1. I was lucky enough to know someone who knew Ugly Bat-boy personally.

    Ugly Bat Boy was part of a litter of four kittens, 2 normal plus Ugly Bat Boy and a similar-looking female sibling that died at a few weeks old. The vet who owns Ugly Bat Boy believes the mutation was a result of a local random mating. Uggs had a sister who only lived three weeks, but the vet has spayed/neutered one or two other maned cats. It is likely that inbreeding is causing a mutant gene to show up.

    Uggs died aged 12 on the night of Saturday 31st August 2013 from heart complications. During his lifetime, Uggs had become a fixture at the Exeter Veterinary Hospital and many people visited just to take a picture of him or to buy a “Have you been Ugged today” tshirt. He was known not only for his looks, but also for his sweet personality.

    • Hi Ahsan, this is a one-off cat. This is not a cat breed but a single cat with a weird appearance due to genetics. There may be some Shynx or Peterbald (two hairless cats) in him/her but we don’t know.

  2. Ugly Cat???
    perhaps we will also call a kitten as an ugly kitten

    NUP! Not at all Michael . . . here I had a kitten who was killed by some manic in her early age i.e. 4 weeks.

    She was looking like a BAT-FACE. She had some extra ordinary teeth than those of 4 weeks old and a very thin coat of strange striped curly hairs.

    I used to feed her with my utmost care and love because I as a scholar also know that Allah says,”Every creature and its faces are created by Allah Subhanahu and no one has right to joke or hate any ones face.”

    I gave my due devotion to her and never thought to be negative about her. But people hate sometimes and create fantasy ideas about such creations. Cats are only cats, what I believe, and if we fear for Allah/God / or what so ever we believe in, we have to keep our welfare aspect and deal/treat them equally.

    What about those cats who just survive after having bullets/crossbow arrows and smashes a part of face, Do they not have full right to live their next life with full happiness and freedom? Is it only the cosmetic cat we need? who will care for such a cat whose face is disliked? Are we gonna let them roam free for the blood thirsty maniacs? Who knows how much Allah Subhanahu is pleased with you when you look after the creature of GOD which is considered as “UGLY” by the humans?

    I mean. . . never to think narrowly about any type or how the cat looks like, just think … she has a heart, soul and expectations towards us and some times I put my self in her place. If I was a (so called) ugly cat and people should throw stones at me, What should my feeling be in that case.

    ANSWER: Better to die being an UGLY CAT than to live, in the world where you have no place to live in peace πŸ™

    In my point of view: She is a gorgeous, unique, pretty and really adoptable cat. Equal to Koh e Noor Diamond which is in the all diamonds gorgeous, unique, pretty and all heart’s wish <3 <3 <3 Love you baby


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