10 of the most rare and expensive breeds of cats (10 photos)

Some of them are species hybrids, while others came to us from time immemorial. These rare breed carefully protected, because they are quite vulnerable and may disappear altogether. We offer you to get acquainted with curly, hairless and tailless cats.

1. American Wirehair

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This cat is home to New York City, where she was subjected to a series of mutations, resulting in unusual got curly hair. This is a very rare breed of cats, which practically does not occur outside the States. Today in America officially registered only 22 of these cats.

2. Burmilla

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Introduced in 1981, born kitten from crossing two other species - Burmese and Chinchilla - was called Burmilla. It was born as a new breed of highly social cat native to the UK. They have a beautiful silky fur, which can be of several colors: bluish, black, chocolate brown or purple.

3. Brilliant California

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This breed cats (Eng. California Spangled) - not only one of the rarest in the world, but also one of the newest. It withdrew in 1980 in order to achieve color leopard. However, this cat is no single gene leopard. This breed was bred by repeatedly crossing several other breeds. Today Brilliant California struggles to survive, as the breed fell out of fashion, and it eclipsed Bengal.

4. Elf

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One of the rarest breeds of cats, of course, is a cat-elf, although the official feline organization has not yet want to admit it a separate breed. Elves appeared by crossing sphinxes with American kёrlami. Not only that, the elves are the same bald as sphinxes, so they also have unique curled ears.

5. Turkish Van

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One of the world's oldest breeds of cats, Turkish Van and Turkish Van cat is endangered even in his homeland - in Turkey. They mostly 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 the other blue eye.

6. Kao-mani (Diamond eye)

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Another breed of cats, which boasts its ancient roots, Kao-mani was originally bred in Thailand. At home 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.

7. Singapore

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There is much debate about the origin of the breed cats Singapore, because the first breeder gave false information about its roots. This cat has an unusual appearance: She has green eyes, short light brown hair, a darker shade on the head and back. The number of representatives of this breed is very small, but perhaps their gentle nature helps cats to increase their numbers.

8. Snowshoe (snow shoes)

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Another very beautiful breed of cats, but, unfortunately, one of the rarest. Snowshoe - a hybrid having Siamese origin. The breed appeared in the 1960s, but due to the fact that its popularity is constantly changing, the number of cats Snowshoe periodically dropped or increased over the past 50 years. Today, attempts are being made to preserve the breed, and it seems there is already a positive result because the Snowshoe is already known throughout the world

9. Manx

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The birthplace of Manx cats breed or Manx cat is the Isle of Man, hence the name. This breed is known for her missing 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.

10. LaPerm

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LaPerm appeared in the 1980s, when the first curly Curly kitten 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 you can meet both longhair LaPerm and korotkosherstnyhIstochnik:

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