10 of the most rare and expensive breeds of cats
Some of these rocks - a hybrid breed, but there are also very ancient breed. These rare species are carefully protected, because they are quite vulnerable and may disappear altogether. We offer you to get acquainted with a few curly, hairless and tailless cats.
The breed was developed in New York, it is here subjected to a series of mutations, resulting in received an unusual curly coat. This rare breed is almost does not occur outside the US. In addition, to date, only 22 of these cats are officially registered in the United States.
This breed was the result of crossbreeding to other breeds, Burmese and Chinchilla, so called Burmilla. It is a new breed of highly social cat native to Britain was withdrawn. They have a beautiful silky fur, which can be of several colors: bluish, black, red, chocolate brown or purple.
A brilliant Californian
A new and rather rare breed cats (Eng. California Spangled). It was developed in the 1980s in order to achieve a leopard coat. However, this cat There are no leopard gene. This breed was developed by repeated crossing of several other breeds. Today Brilliant California struggles to survive, so the breed fell out of fashion, and it eclipsed Bengal.
Cat Elf - one of the rarest breeds. However, this breed is officially does not exist, because the cat organizations have not yet want to admit it a separate breed. This breed appeared by crossing sphinxes with American korlami. Besides bald, like the Sphinx, they also have unique twisted ears.
One of the world's oldest breeds of cats, turkish van or a Turkish Van cat is endangered even in their homeland - in Turkey. They are mainly white coat with red spots on the head and ears and red tail. These cats are known for their passion for the water. Unlike many other breeds, the Turkish Vans love baths. Sometimes come across representatives of this breed with one amber, and other blue eye.
Kao-mani (Diamond Eyes)
Another breed of cats, which boasts its ancient roots, Kao-mani was originally bred in Thailand. In the homeland of these cats appreciate its weight in gold, because they were taken a few hundred years ago for the royals. Breeders all over the world are attempting to preserve the breed, as it will be very disappointing if the cat with a long history disappear.
There is much debate about the origin of the breed of Singapore cats, because the first breeder gave false information about its roots. This cat has an unusual appearance: often she had green eyes, short light brown hair, darker on the head and back. The number of representatives of this breed is very small, but perhaps their gentle nature will help the cats to increase their numbers.
Snowshoe (snow shoes)
And here is very beautiful and also a rare breed. Snowshoe - hybrid having Siamese origin. The breed has appeared in the 1960s, but due to the fact that the popularity of it is constantly changing, the number of cats Snowshoe fell or increased periodically over the last 50 years. Today, attempts are being made to preserve the breed, and it seems there is already a positive result because the Snowshoe already known all over the world.
Homeland breed Manx cats or Manx cat is the Isle of Man, hence the name. This breed is known for the fact that she had no tail, although some members of the short tail is still there. This feature - a natural feature of the Manx, which appeared a few centuries ago. Cats are known in their home country since the 18th century.
laperm appeared in 1980, when the first kitten curled Curly was born on a farm in Oregon. She became a favorite of the entire farm for many years and has transferred the gene to offspring. The breed was soon recognized by the US and UK. Today can be seen as the long-haired laperm and short-haired.