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.
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.
The Javanese is a longhair cousin of the Colorpoint Shorthair. This breed is recognized in some organizations only while in others it’s registered under the Colorpoint and the Colorpoint Longhair names.
The Javanese cats were named after the Java island and were cultivated in the USA by breeders who wanted to diversify the available colors of the Siamese.
The Kashmir cats are a type of the Persian or the Himalayan cat breeds which is recognized as a separate breed in a few cat fanciers organizations only. The Kashmir cats were cultivated in 1930s when breeders were working on developing the Siamese color in the Persian cats. These efforts produced a solid chocolate and lilac cats with a semi-long and long hair.
Even 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.