Cat Breeds You've Probably Never Heard Of

While named after Bali, this feline originated in the US in the 1950s. Their long hair and blue eyes are typical of Siamese cats.


The rare American bobtail has a distinctive look. They look like bobtailed wildcats and were developed in the 1960s.

American Bobtail

UK-bred Burmillas are smart and curious. Their green eyes and lovely coats stick out.


This unusual breed, known as "the smiling blue cat of France," was first recorded in 1558 by Joachim du Bellay in 'French verse on the death of a tiny cat.' They arrived in the US in the 1970s.


A single New York kitten was born with a wiry coat in 1966 due to a spontaneous genetic mutation. So began the unique American Wirehair! Although their coats aren't silky, they shed little.

American Wirehair

The Siamese cat and American Shorthair mix has big ears and thin bones. This breed is also 'talkative'.

Shorthair Colorpoint

European Burmese cats are thinner and have more colors and patterns than Burmese cats. European Burmese are UK-born but descend from the US.

European Burmese

Black bombay cats are gorgeous and friendly. They developed in Kentucky in the 1950s when a breeder wanted a black panther-like cat.


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