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Abyssinian

A green-eyed ruddy golden Abyssinian catEven 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.


American Bobtail

A spotted American Bobtail catOfficially, the story of the American Bobtail began in the 1960s in USA while the origins remain unknown. It's believed that a short-tailed cat named Yodie and a seal point Siamese female laid the foundation of the breed.
The first standard of the American Bobtail appeared in 1970s. It was written by one of the first pioneers in breeding the American Bobtail - Mindy Schultz. It was a short-tailed cat of pointed colors only

Burmese

Cinnamon and fawn coated Burmese kittensAccording 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 Mau.
The cat was transported from Burma to USA by Dr. Joseph Thompson for breeding purposes.


Chantilly-Tiffany

The cultivation of the Chantilly-Tiffany started in 1969 by Jennie Robinson. At first these cats were registered as the Sable Foreign Longhairs, they were popularized as the Tiffany and then registered as the Chantilly.
The history of the Chantilly-Tiffany has its ups and downs. Some thought the breed was actually a cross between the Burmese and the Himalayan.


Lykoi

A Lykoi kitten
The Lykoi cats are truly fascinating werewolf-like cats. This breed started its establishment in 2010 when unusually looking feral kittens were spotted. Further findings and breed study showed that their unusual appearance was caused by a naturally occurred mutation.


Maine Coon

A black silver tabby Maine Coon catEven though the origins of the Maine Coons are clouded, their known history starts in the colonial period of America which makes them one of the oldest American breeds. There are many stories of the Main Coon origins while the most trustworthy is a story about Captain Coon who imported the first ever Main Coon cat to America in 1700s.


Manx

Manx riser kittens of blue marble and black spotted color
The Manx cats have a long history with a few amusing tales about their origin and tailless appearance. The Manx breed name is related to their home isle – the Isle of Man. Originally, the Manx cats were discovered on the isle and exported to other countries. It's unknown whether they were imported to the Isle of Man or the genetic mutation happened on the isle.


Munchkin

A red bicolor Munchkin catThe true Munchkin origins remain clouded. It’s known that short-legged cats were living on the streets of England, however, their post-war story is unknown. The Munchkins were discovered in the USA in 1983. Sandra Hochenedel rescued two pregnant females with short legs leaving one and gifting another.


Nebelung

The Nebelung cat breed was established in the early 1980s when a blue longhair kitten was born from a pair of black domestic and the Russian Blue cats. Cora Cobb, the breed pioneer, was fascinated by the kitten’s beauty and decided to pair the cats again which resulted in a second blue longhair kitten.


Norwegian Forest Cat

A Norwegian Forest cat of black tabby bicolor colorThe Norwegian Forest cats were portrayed in many Scandinavian myths and seems to have pretty old history. It’s thought that they were true companions to vikings on their countless wanders by waters. Some legends even suggest that Leif Erikson, a Norse explorer, had a Norwegian Forest cat on his boat.