Rare and Exotic Cats
By – Raveena
Exotic Animals: Group of rare and weird animal species scattered throughout the world.
Here ,we present 16 exotic cats species found rarely around the world and we’re sure that you’ve never heard them before !!!
- Birman :-
Called as”Sacred Cat of Burma”, is a domestic cat breed. The Birman is a long-haired, colorpointed cat distinguished by a silky coat, deep blue eyes and contrasting white “gloves” or “socks” on each paw.
- Siamese :-
Asian cat, called as”siam” ,having blue-almond shaped eyes,a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated, slender, and muscular body, and point colouration.
- Persian :-
Called as “Shirazi cats or Iranian cats” ,characterized by its round face and short muzzle. In Britain, it is sometimes called the Longhair or Persian Longhair.
- . Sphynx :-
Known for its lack of a coat (fur),not truly hairless.The skin have texture of chamios,whiskers may be present either whole or broken,because they have no coat,they lose more body heat than coated coats which makes them warm to touch as well as heat-seeking.
- Tonkinese :-
American Domestic cat – crossbreeding specie between siamese and buramese, distinguished by a pointed coat pattern in a variety of dilution colours as “mink patterns”.
- Manx :-
Domestic cat-natural breed originating on the Isle of Man, with a naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail. Manx have a small stub of a tail, are best known as tailless; this is the most distinguishing characteristic of the breed, along with elongated hind legs and a rounded head.
- Sokoke :-
Domestic cat- natural breed,named after the Arabuko Sokoke National Forest.The cat is long-legged, with short, coarse hair, and typically a tabby coat, though specific lineages have produced different appearances.
- Javanese :-
Domestic cat- North American breed by the Cat Fanciers Association as a SHOW CAT. It is an oriental- type longhair.
- Peter Bald :-
Domestic cat – breed of Russian origin, resembles oriental shorthairs having a hair-losing gene ,a narrow and long head with a straight profile, almond-shaped eyes, wedge-shaped muzzle, largeset-apart ears, long whip-like tail, webbed feet and oval paws that allow them to grasp objects and open levered doorknobs.
Peter Balds are sweet-tempered, affectionate, peaceful, curious, smart, and energetic.
- Ukrainian Levkoy :-
Domestic cat – having special angular contour of its head and “stepped” profile (dog-face appearance), folded ears and large, are friendly, playful, and intelligent cats. Ukrainian Levkoys do not need brushing but do need special skin care to give protection against direct sun and particularly cold conditions.
- German Rex :-
Domestic cat – round head with well-developed cheeks and largeopen ears, medium size eyes in colours related to the coat colour ,coat is silky and short with a tendency to curl (All colours of coat, including white, are allowed).
- Thai Cat :-
Natural breed – from the landrace of Wichianmats ( moon diamond )cats of Thailand, have acustomary cat appearance, with rounder eyes, face and body, and normal-sized ears.
- Lykoi :-
a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that has the appearance of a werewolf, having a solid black roan coat, a wedge-shaped head, and a lithe body of solid weight without excessive bulk and are said to be friendly and unchallenging in their behavior.
- Japanese Bobtail :-
Domestic cat- having an unusual “bobbed” tail ,an equilateral triangle forming head,large – upright right angled ears as if alert,tail is clearly visible and made up of one or more curved articulations, having toes five in front and four behind.
Breeds are active, intelligent cats, with a strongly human-oriented nature, are easier to train to perform tricks, and are more likely to enjoy learning human-mediated activities like walking on a harness and leash, and playing fetch. They are very attentive, alert felines.
- Cymric :-
The breed is called the Longhair Manx,is a muscular, compact, medium to large cat with a sturdy bone structure, weighing between 3.175 kg -5.25 kgs , having a cobby body and an unusually rounded appearance,a large- full eyes and widely spaced ears.
Cymrics are intelligent, fun-loving cats, very loyal to their humans and enjoy spending quality time with them. As cats go, they can be easily taught tricks.
Team Incknowledge thanks Raveena for providing us this article.
She is a biotechnology aspirant, holding an honours degree and is an animal enthusiast.