16 FANTASTIC FELINES–simply fabulous!
Dr Ankur Narad
Cats are majestic, classy and super curious. Get mesmerised by these 16 breeds of feline beauties from across the world and know more about their amazing attributes.
Khao Manee – Devoted & intelligent
She is a natural breed originated from Thailand. Her short, glistening white coat is complimented by their jewel like eye colours which comes in any shade of blue, green, gold or odd. She is extremely devoted to her pet parents and curious—an intelligent cat who loves nothing more than a good game
Korat – The ‘Good Luck’ cat
Korat is a medium sized semi-cobby bodied shorthair cat, with a single, silver tipped coat. Her native homeland is Thailand, where she is considered one of the ‘Good Luck’ cats. Her eyes are large, luminous, peridot green, and the most unique attribute about her, besides her coat, is the heart shaped bone structure of the face.
LaPerm – Loving & affectionate
LaPerms are known for their light and airy, curly coat. They come in both long and short hair breeds. Their unique coat is a natural mutation that occurred in barn cats. They are very healthy genetically and come in all colours and patterns. They make loving and affectionate pets.
Lykoi – Facinating as the werewolf
The name Lykoi is derived from the Greek word lykos, meaning wolf. Lykoi’s unique appearance has captured attention and imagination beyond just cat fanciers. No other cat breed in the world has the unique mask, silky roan coat and curious non seasonal molting. Despite her resemblance to tiny fictional werewolf, she is dedicated, attentive, playful, sweet and affectionate and guaranteed to gather attention where ever she appears.
Maine Coon – The ‘Gentle Giant’
Main Coon is the only long-haired breed native to the US. She is a medium to large cat with a smooth shaggy coat, well tufted ears and toes and a rugged appearance. Best known for her temperament, Maine Coon is personable, remarkably gentle and referred to as a ‘Gentle Giant’.
Manx – Loyal & playful
Manx is a cobby cat whose overall impression is that of roundness. She can have anywhere from absolutely no tail to a full tail. She comes in shorthair and longhair varieties in a great colours and patterns. She is sturdy, loyal, playful, intelligent family cat good with children and other pets.
Norwegian Forest Cat – Uniquely bred
Known as Skogkatt in Norway, Norwegian Forest Cat is a solidly muscled cat who can be found in most colours and patterns. The triangular head and almond-shaped eyes give her a unique expression. Her dense double coat and well furnished extremities provide winter protection and testimony to this Scandinavian heritage breed.
Ocicat – Purely domestic
Ocicat is a medium to large cat resembled with a small and spotted wild cat. She is purely domestic breed who was bred by combining Siamese, Abyssinian and American Shorthair. Ocicat is only shown in the spotted pattern of 12 colours, but she is available in classic tabby, ticked tabby and ghost marked solid.
Oriental – Personable & energetic
Oriental is a study in long straight line, with long tubular body, long slender legs and tail all in perfect harmony with each other. Her dramatic almond eyes and large flaring ears compliment the wedge shape of the head. She is energetic, personable cat who comes in a myriad of colours and patterns in both shorthair and longhair varieties.
Persian – Sweet & docile
She is one of CFA’s most popular and easily recognised breeds, known for her beautiful long, fluffy coat, stocky body, big round eyes, flat face and sweet docile temperament. There are seven division in Persian breed—Solid, Parti Colour, Smoke and Shaded, Silver and Golden, Tabby, Calico and Bi-Colour and Himalayan, available in a wide variety of colours and patterns.
Ragdoll – Easygoing fellow
Ragdoll is known for her docile and placid temperament. She is a large, semi long-haired cat, exhibiting pointed Siamese pattern. She is available in seal, blue, chocolate and lilac point as well as a variety of other colours. The colour patterns include pointed, mitted and bi-colour.
Ragamuffin – Laidback & affectionate
Ragamuffin is a large cat with a medium length, thick and plush, easy care coat. She has large expressive eyes. She is known as a laid back and affectionate cat with a lap dog personality. She is heavily boned, with a tendency towards a fatty pad on lower abdomen. Ragamuffin is available in all colours and patterns.
Russian Blue – Gracefully playful
Russian Blue is distinguished by her short, plush, silver tipped blue coat and brilliant green eyes. A slender, yet muscular body and a broad head with large, wide set ears give this breed an alert and regal appearance. She is graceful and playful with a quite temperament.
Scottish Fold – Distinctively fold ears
She is characterised by her distinctive ears which are folded forward and down, and by her large rounded eyes which give it a sweet, wide eyed expression. She is mellow and affectionate cat, found in both longhair and shorthair varieties in a great number of colour and pattern combinations.
Selkirk Rex – Mutated curly
Selkrik Rex was developed from a natural mutation that arose in the US. Like other Rex breeds, this breed has a naturally curly coat. Unlike other Rex breeds, Selkrik Rex has a rounded, stocky body type, in both longhair and shorthair varieties.
Siamese – Brilliant blue eyes
Siamese is one of the oldest cat breeds. She is distinguished by her brilliant blue eyes and coloured ‘points’ which provide a dramatic to light coloured body. Siamese displays a long elegant body type, and a long wedge shaped head with strikingly large ears. She is recognised in colour seal, chocolate, blue and lilac point.
(Dr Ankur Narad is from RGCN Pet Clinic, Bhopal and Dr Supriya Shukla is Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Mhow)