bunch of 5 RARE BREEDS CAT
Means “white gem” in Thai. With its pure white coat, it can have shining blue or gold eyes, or one of each colour. First mentioned in a book of poems circa 700 years old, it’s an ancient breed.
Like a feline dachshund, this short-legged breed emerged fairly recently; thought to have descended from the stumpylegged litter of Blackberry, a cat owned by a Louisiana music teacher in the 1980s.
The owlish Scottish fold has a rare genetic mutation that causes its ears to fold forward and down, tight to the head. The breed descended from Susie, a 1960s Scottish barn cat.
First bred in the noughties, the Levkoy is a striking and fearsome-looking muscular shorthair, the result of crossbreeding a Scottish fold with a big-eared Ukrainian Donskoy.
First bred in Montana, this plush-coated breed can trace its line back to a kitten born with unusually curly fur and named Miss DePesto, after a curly-mopped character from ’80s TV series Moonlighting.