Surely, the American Curl is a special breed and what's more interesting – naturally occurred. The history of the American Curl starts in USA in 1981. Two stray kittens with distinctive curled ears visited a home of Grace Ruga to feed and she decided to leave them. Unfortunately, one of the kittens was traumatized during a wind storm and didn't survive.
Even though there is no strong evidence to support this, it is considered that Abyssinian cats have the Egyptian origin. Their prominent appearance resembles murals and sculptures of cats found in Egypt. It is also widely knows that Egyptians were worshiping cats.
As a story goes, the first American Wirehair was born in a barn on the Council Rock Farm (Verona, NY) in 1966. The farm owner, Nathan Mosher, was visited by a breeder, Joan O'Shea, who bought the unique cat and started cultivating the breed. In 1968, a year after the American Wirehair was registered in CFA as a separate breed making it the third all American breed.
Did you know that the Bengal cats are actually a result of a genetic
experiment? Breeding Asian Leopards with domestic cats, to test a
partial resistance to feline leukemia, resulted in the gorgeous Bengal
This where Jean Mill (Sudgen), a pioneer Bengal cat breeder, stepped in. How you can imagine, some of the cats had feral personality the others didn't have the remarkable Bengal pattern.
The origins of the sacred Burmese cats are clouded in mystery. The story goes that cats inhabiting the temples of Burma (Myanmar) were actually a bearers of priests' souls and were considered sacred. In 1919, two of the sacred cats were taken from Burma to France. On their way to France, unfortunately, one of the cats died. It was a male cat Madalpour. Sita, a female cat, however, successfully finished her trip and gave birth to kittens.
According to the legend, the Burmese cats are descendants of cats that
were worshiped in Burma (Myanmar) long ago. Nevertheless, their
establishment as a breed started in 1930s with a female cat named Wong
The cat was transported from Burma to USA by Dr. Joseph Thompson for breeding purposes.