They might not have a whole lot of leg, but Kinkalow cats have a lot of personality to make up for it. These cats are curious, love to play, and are affectionate, but you might have to get past their appearance a little bit. They’re extremely rare, however, since they have to have particular parents.
Even if you do find a good breeder, expect to pay between twenty-five hundred and three thousand dollars for one. However, you’ll then receive a cat that loves to be in on the fun and has ears that are just unique enough to become the life of the party.
They might look normal, but the Kanaani cat is more than just your average house cat. These kitties are the product of African wildcats being cross-bred with domestic house cats to create something that has the look of a wild animal but the temperament of something a lot closer to home. And that's what they got.
The cats are playful and rambunctious, but they're smart, and they love spending time with their favorite people. They need plenty of space to exercise, and they can have a wild personality – they might need close supervision. You'll also need at least eight hundred dollars to have one – up to twelve hundred.
Jeepers Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers?
If you want a cat that is sure to get people's attention, a Khao Manee is going to be at the top of your list. This breed is designated as pure white-furred with a short, smooth coat. They can have two blue eyes, two gold eyes, or one of each. Clearly, the cats are hard to ignore. This breed has a long, long history, with information possibly going back as far as the fourteenth century.
The Khao Manees are calm and relaxed and make good lap cats, but they're also inquisitive and extroverted. Combine that with their arresting visuals, and you have a winner. But it could cost you – the mixed-eye variety is above ten thousand dollars.
The One and Only Color
Korat cats, like the one in this picture, are particular among cat breeds for one unexpected reason – they're one of the few breeds that only have one eye color. Their large green eyes seem perfectly catlike, and they might have been known since as far back as 1350 A.D.
They're one of the most stable breeds in the world and are seen as a “good luck cat” in Thailand. They even seem to be hypoallergenic. They're smart, they usually stay calm, and they have a good mix of relaxation and playtime. You could find one for a few hundred, but some can cost up to two thousand dollars.
I Prefer Roberttail
Hailing from Russia, the Kurilian Bobtail is a cat similar to the Manx, around since the eighteenth century but bred during the 20th century for its rodent-catching abilities. Unlike a lot of cats, the Kurilian loves to play in the water, being an excellent fisher. They look a little wild, but their nature is actually quite sweet and gentle.
The distinctive pom-pom tail is short and kinked, which might help it chase down rodents in small areas. If you pick up one of these, you'll also get a cat that is quite clever. However, these cats are on the more expensive side of things, costing between seven hundred and three thousand dollars.