Ever wonder what some of the rarest cat breeds in the world are? These ten feline breeds are among the rarest (some the oldest) in the world.
Originally from Russia, the Peterbald was created in 1994 due to experimental breeding by Olga S. Mironova. The Peterbald became quite popular in St. Petersburg, Russia and 5 variations of coats exist. Bald, flock, velour, brush, and straight. The Peterbald can become cold very easily and need temperature control to be cared for because they lack hair. They also require weekly baths to keep their skin free of excess oil build-up on their skin. Peterbald cats are active and playful, crave attention, and make a great family pet.
Hailing from Thailand centuries ago, the Korat is a small, domesticated cat. They were traditionally given to brides as gifts. The genetic pool is very small for Korats and they remain a rare cat breed. It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars for a kitten. Known to be very intelligent, Korat cats have a unique silver-blue coat, large green eyes, and live approx. 15 years. They are talkative and are playful, but can be easily startled. [Read more…]