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Top 16 rare cat breeds in the world

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16 top Rare Cat Breeds in the World There are a large number of rare cat breeds and we based our list on information provided by the CFA. Every year, the CFA releases a ranked list of its rare cat breeds that organizes them by the number of registrations for the year. Typically, the number of registrations corresponds to the number of cats born for the year. The lower ranks have lower birth numbers, making those cat breeds rare.

And like any rare marvel, these breeds are definitely something to treasure. Here are 16 of the rarest cat breeds in the world.

1.Tonkinese
The Tonkinese is a cat originally born from the marriage of a Siamese and a Burmese. It is of the semi-foreign type, that is to say, compact and muscular, but without being heavy and stocky.

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Tonkinese

Scientific name: Felis catus
Rank: Race
Origin: United States, Canada, Thailand

2. Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is a rare cat breeds native to Egypt and developed from 1953 in Italy and then in the United States by a Russian princess.

Egyptian Mau

Weight: 2.5 to 5 kg
Average height
Origin: Egypt
Rank: Race

3. Minskin
Description The Minskin is a rare cat breeds that results from the cross of a munchkin and probably a Donskoy or a sphynx. The result is a cat with Munchkin morphology but without fur. This breed remains, however, not very popular. It exists in all possible colors, but the most common remains pink skin.

Minskin

Origin: United States
Rank: Race
Hair: Curly

4. Devon Rex
The Devon Rex is a rare cat breeds native to the United Kingdom. In the 1960s, a kitten with curly fur was collected near Buckfastleigh in Devon by Beryl Cox. She resells this cat, called Karlee, to the breeders of the Cornish Rex, a breed with curly hair then recently created.

Average height
Origin: City Buckfastleigh in England
Rank: Race
Upper classification: Cat
Coat: Short and curly, dense

5. Kurilian Bobtail
The Kurilian bobtail is a rare cat breeds native to the Kuril Islands in Russia. This cat is characterized by its very short tail forming a pompom, resulting from a natural mutation. The breed exists short-haired and long-haired.

Kurilian Bobtail

Weight: 3 to 4.5 kg
Tail: Pompom-shaped
Upper classification: Cat
Rank: Race
Origin: Russia, Kuriles (Islands)

6. Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian, also known as the Norwegian Forest Cat or Norsk Skogkatt, is a breed of medium-haired cat native to Norway. This large cat is characterized by its very thick medium-length fur and wild look.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Common nickname: skogkatt
Upper classification: Cat
Rank: Race
Origin: Norway, Europe

7. Serengeti
The Serengeti is a rare cat breeds native to the United States. This medium-sized cat is characterized by a physique close to that of the

Serengeti

Average height
Origin: California
Rank: Race
Upper classification: Cat
Color: Spotted tabby

8. Chartreux
The Chartreux, also called the Chartreux cat, is a rare cat breeds native to France. This cat is characterized by copper-gold eyes and a short, fully blue coat.

Chartreux

His head with plump cheeks gives him a “smiling” face.
Size: Medium to large size
Rank: Race
Eyes: Large, deep yellow to intense copper
Origin: France, Syria

9. Peterbald
The Peterbald is a rare cat breeds native to Russia. This cat is characterized by its hairless coat.

Peterbald

Weight: 3 to 7 kg
Origin: Saint-Petersburg
Rank: Race
Coat: naked, brush, velvet (normal coat not recognized in the championship)

10. Korat
The Korat is a rare cat breeds native to Thailand. This small cat is characterized by its blue color and green eyes. His face is described as heart-shaped, the browbones forming the curves and the chin the tip.

Korat

Weight: 2.5 to 4.5 kg
Size: Small
Origin: Thailand
Rank: Race

11. LaPerm
LaPerm is a rare cat breeds native to the United States. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its curly coat.

LaPerm

Origin: United States
Rank: Race
Upper classification: Cat
Hair: Curly, short or medium-length

12. Burmilla
The Burmilla is a breed of cats originating from England belonging to the group of Asians. Its development began in the 1980s following a fortuitous cross between a lilac Burmese cat and a chinchilla Persian.

Burmilla

Origin: United Kingdom
Rank: Race

13. Sokoke
The Sokoke, formerly called Khadzonzos, is a breed of cat native to Kenya. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its short coat with a brown marble tabby pattern.

Sokoke

Rank: Race
Eyes: Large and almond-shaped
Hair: Very short
Origin: United States, Denmark, Kenya

14. Turkish Van
The Van Turkish, also called Lake Van cat, is a breed of cat native to the Lake Van region, located in the Armenian high plateau in south-eastern Turkey. This large cat is characterized by its semi-long coat.

Turkish Van

Size: Large
Weight: Up to nine kilos for males and 4.5 kg for females
Rank: Race
Origin: Turkey, United Kingdom, Iraq

15. American Bobtail
The American Bobtail or American bobtail is a new breed of cat native to the United States. This medium to large size cat is characterized by its virtual absence of a tail.

American Bobtail

Origin: United States
Rank: Race
Upper classification: Cat
Tail: Short, between 2.5 and 10cm
Eyes: Oval

16. American wirehair
The American Wirehair is a breed of cat native to the United States. This cat is characterized by its curly coat.

American wirehair

Origin: New York
Hair: Short, hard and curly
Rank: Race
Dress: Traditional dresses, all colors are authorized except chocolate, cinnamon, and lilac

There’s something about these rare cats that makes pet owners fall head over heels. We have to admit, it’s hard to ignore these unique creatures. After all, it’s not every day you run into a hairless feline or a cat sporting a perm. Which, truthfully, makes them all the more special.

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