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Top Five Weird Cats

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 12:14 PM

One can easily find videos and pictures of the fattest, the smallest, and the funniest cats in the world. But, those are still not among the weirdest cats in the world. The weirdness of a cat is defined not by its individuality, but by its breed. And now that cats are among the most adored domestic animals in the world, it is worth having a strange one that invites a lot of attention.

The top five weirdest cats are:
  1. American Curl: The foremost feline astonishment among all cat breeds is the American Curl. These cats may not appear weird at first glance, but a detailed examination would certainly establish weirdness in this cat breed. The American Curl cat’s ears are curled backward and face downward.  Originating in Lakewood, California, the American Curl cat is indeed one of the most prized cats in the world. Coming to international attention for the first time in 1983, the American Curl proved to be one of the weirdest cats in a cat show and was given championship status by The International Cat Association (TICA). What makes this cat strange is that although it is born with straight ears, the ears start curling within ten days after birth. The American Curl is found in many countries including Russia, France, Japan, and Spain.
  2. Ocicat cats: These are among the second weirdest cat breeds in the world. This breed originated in an attempt to cross breed Abyssinians, Siamese, and domestic short-hairs together. Ocicat is one of the weirdest cat breeds because of their unusual distribution of spots all over the body. This distribution of patterns makes the Ocicats look like wild cats, but they are as docile as doormats.
  3. The Manx: The Manx is among the weirdest cat breeds in the world. They are weird for two reasons. Firstly, the cats belonging to this strange cat breed have no tail at all, and secondly, the back legs of these cats are longer than their front legs. This fact gives these cats a very peculiar walk.
  4. Norwegian forest cat: The fourth in the list of weirdest cat breeds in the world is the Norwegian forest cat breed. The uniqueness of these cats lies in the fact that they were bred in such a way as to survive the coldest weather. The strangeness of these cats is amplified with the fact that they accompany Vikings on their journey and are excellent hunters too. The Norwegian forest cats have thick, fluffy double-layered coats that are strangely waterproof. These cats are nicknamed Weegie and are now being bred and displayed in several countries.
          5. The Scottish Fold: This is a crazy cat breed that is known for its  ears. A photo of these cats would surprise anyone. Because of a gene mutation, all of the cats belonging to this breed have their ears folded, such that they end up looking like kittens for the rest of their lives. This gives them an unforgettable owl-like appearance.

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