Top 10 rarest cat breeds

Turkish Angora come from Ankara, Turkey and are recognized by their characteristic silky white coat. Turkish Angora come from 16th century France.

The American Bobtail was a naturally occurring feral cat that was not selectively bred until the late 1960s.

In general, most cat registries do not make a distinction between regular Burmese cats and the European Burmese, but the CFA does.

The Chartreux is a rare breed of cat from France that is thought to have ancient origins. Originated in ancient Persia and came to France with knights returning from the crusades.

The Korat is an ancient breed from Thailand and the earliest known records of the cat in The Cat-Book of Poems or Smud Khoi of Cats.

Havana Browns were purposely developed in the early 1950s in England by a group of British cat fanciers.

The Burmilla originated in the United Kingdom in 1981 when a Chinchilla Persian male accidentally had kittens with a Lilac Burmese female. 

LaPerms are known for their very curly fur, which comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The breed’s coats can range from wavy to tight ringlets or long corkscrew curls.

The Turkish Van has existed in the Eastern Anatolia region (modern-day Iraq, Iran, southwest Soviet Union, and eastern Turkey) since at least the Middle Ages.

The American Wirehair is a unique breed that began as a random mutation in a litter of six domestic shorthair kittens born on Council Rock Farm in Verona, New York.