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.
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.
Maybe the Name Comes From the Ears
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.
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.
Might Even Be Softer Than Their Namesake
As a cross between a dwarf Munchkin cat and a curly Selkirk Rex, the Lambkin cat is one of the strangest breeds around. If you want a cat that will follow you from room to room and never give you a moment's bit of peace and quiet, then the Lambkin is a good choice since they hate to be left on their own.
They're ideal pets, being kind and sweet, but they do have some health problems and have to be groomed regularly. They're not the most expensive cats, but they'll still cost between five hundred and a thousand dollars.