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6 World's Weirdest Looking Cat Breeds
There are countless weird looking creatures around the world. When it comes to the most commonly known animals such as dogs and cats, there are few breeds that look quite weird. Since cats are my favorite animals, I am writing about some of the most weird looking cat breeds in the world. It is quite hard to put the entire list of weird looking cats here. I have added just a few of them here.
1. Scottish Fold
This breed is considered unique because of the shape of its ears. The cat has ears that are not straight but folded, hence the name. It has a dominant mutation in its ear cartilage which makes the ears flop forward. These cats are extremely cuddly and friendly, and do not mind other pets. Another interesting fact about these cats is that they like to sleep in the “Buddha position” with their back straight up from the hips and their legs straight out.
There are two reasons why these cats are interesting. The first reason is that they have no tail. Yes!! This breed of cats lacks a tail. The second thing that makes this breed interesting is that its hind legs are longer that the forelegs. This makes it look like a bunny hopping when this cat walks. This is one character that makes this cat very cute and adorable.
This is definitely one of the most weird looking cat breeds. Also called the Canadian Hairless, this cat is “hairless”. This means that it has no fur, eyebrows and whiskers. However, in reality, though one may perceive this cat to be hairless, in reality, this cat has incredibly short hair. This cat can also grow eyebrows and whiskers like any other cat. If you plan to own a Sphynx as a per, you must be ready to give it a bath at least once a week, as its hair is insufficient to absorb the natural oils from its body and hence, it tends to smell.
4. Japanese Bobtail
These cats are born with puff tails that look like that of a bunny. Some of these cats even tend to hop like a bunny. Around the year 1602, these cats were street cats as the then government had ordered to set all the cats free in order to control the rodents on the silkworm fields. “Maneki Neko”, a bobtail sitting on its haunches with one of the forepaws raised, is considered a good-luck charm.
5. Devon Rex
This breed of cats is considered incredibly intelligent. It is physically distinct due to its large ears and eyes. Been around for half a century, it is known to be a very popular breed. The cats like to climb and sit on top.. of their owner's shoulders. They lack guard hair, but have down curly hair which gives them an unlike look and texture.
6. Khao Manee
Khao Manee is a Siamese cat found in Thailand and surrounding areas. In fact, this is the one and only Siamese cat found in this region. In Indonesian cultures, people consider this breed extremely lucky. The Khao Manee was found only in Thailand until 1999. This breed of cats is highly expensive due to the good-luck charm associated with it.
As I mentioned before, there are quite a few weird looking cat breeds. Feel free to add your own weirdest looking cat breed to this list.