The most unusual cat breeds
The toyger first appeared in the United States in the 1980s. Breeders crossed a Bengal with a striped domestic cat in an attempt to reproduce typical tiger patterning.
Sokokes take their name from a tropical forest in Kenya where many of them live. Also called “khadzonzo,” meaning “look like tree bark,” sokokes love to climb trees and enjoy strong constitutions.
The Scottish fold right wayby its adorable folded ears. You’ll also find its round, marble-like eyes, often shaded yellow or light blue, absolutely enchanting.
These large muscular hunters are ideal mousers. In fact, they weren’t even domesticated until the 1930s.
The sphynx is uniquely hairless. In fact, its body is covered with only a fine layer of fuzz, making it a big fan of warm places.
Occasionally and understandably referred to as “sausage cats,” munchkins have very short legs due to a genetic mutation.
The Devon rex first appeared in England in the 1950s and ’60s. While this breed greatly resembles the Cornish rex with its large ears, small head, and wavy coat.
The Highlander (or Highland lynx) is a recent breed recognized only by TICA (The International Cat Association).
In English, khao manees are known as “diamond eye” because of their bright blue, yellow, or odd eyes set against silky, perfectly white coats.
The Japanese bobtail’s short, rolled-up tail not only resembles that of a rabbit but also makes this breed easy to spot.