10+ Uncommon Cat Breeds That You Might Have Not Heard Of Before

Hello there, feline lovers. As you may know, cats are known to be fascinating animals, quick, agile, and they can also be inquisitive. Anytime petting a cat, is a moment to admire. I mean, aren’t they just PURRfect?

The moment of petting one should also be cherished since it doesn’t happen often. Unless the feline is too nice to let you come near it when it keeps giving you that stare. However, one thing is true, they never fail on melting my heart everytime I see one. And, the temptation not to stop pet it is too difficult to fight.

However, when they ignore and walk away after inviting me to pet them with their stares I can’t quite make out the mystery. Make up your mind kitten. Do you want me to pet you or not? I mean… Don’t give me false hope *inserts sad emoji.*

Enough talking (writing, reading whatever) together let us go through 13 rare an unusual cat breeds that you will fall in love with.

1. Peterbald

What is so unusual about this particular type of cat is that the hairless and nearly hairless gene is not always transferred to offspring.

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2. American Curl

At birth, the American Curl has straight ears, but three to five days later those ears start to curl backward. It’s not until she reaches 4 months of age, however, that her ears take on their forever shape, ranging from almost straight to a 90- to 180-degree curve.

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3. Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex is gentle and sociable. He is affectionate and likes to cuddle, making him a good choice for families with older children, other pets or frequent guests



4. Japanese Bobtail

Full of energy, always playful, loving, endearing, and happy best describe the Japanese Bobtail’s personality. They are very people-oriented and want to be the center of family life

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5. Bengal

The Bengal could never be called delicate. He is an athlete: agile and graceful with a strong, muscular body, as befits a cat who looks as if he belongs in the jungle.

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6. Ukranian Levkoy

The Ukrainian Levkoy is described as a highly affectionate with a laid-back, playful temperament. The Levkoy is both intelligent and inquisitive and will make sure it uncovers anything you try to hide, albeit treats, the dog’s food, or your own personal belongings.

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7. Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, hailing from Maine, where he was a popular mouse, farm cat and, most likely, ship’s cat, at least as far back as the early 19th century.

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8. Munchkins

The Munchkin cat is a medium-sized kitty who resembles many other felines except for one very unmissable trait: short, stubby legs that conjure up visions of Welsh Corgis and Dachshunds.

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9. Sphynx

The Sphynx cat is a medium to a large-sized cat, muscular and heavy for its appearance and size. Its ears are large to very large, open wide and upright, much like the ears of a bat.

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10. Scottish Fold

There is nothing a Scottish Fold — named for his folded ears — likes better than to be with his people, participating in whatever they are doing.

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11. Werewolf Cats

Lykoi cats, a.k.a. werewolf cats are the product of natural mutation, which occurred in domestic cats with short fur.

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12. Khao Manee

Khao Manee comes from Thailand and means “white gem” – relating to this cat breed’s size and color. These medium cats have pure white coats and bright colorful eyes – hence their other nickname, the Diamond Eye cat.

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13. Cornish and Devon Rex


Cornish Rex was the first cat with curly hair to turned into a successful breed. A kitten with the mutation for curly hair appeared in Cornwall in the 1950s. While, the Devon Rex mutation was first seen in a stray cat in Devon in the 1950s, and in 1960 a feral cat gave birth to a litter which included a curly coated kitten.

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Did you know any of the facts relating to these felines? Share your thoughts on the comments’ section.

Read also: 31 Furry Cats Will Get You In The Mood For Cuddling

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