What's more American than New York? That's where the American wirehair originated—spontaneously, we might add.
This breed was only recently accepted by the Cat Fanciers' Association, earning them their rare distinction. Not only is the American bobtail rare.
This Central Asian feline was not typically spotted outside of Turkey until the 1950s and didn't make its way to the U.S. until the 1970s.
This rare kitty originated in Thailand, and even in Thailand, the Korat is rare, usually only given as a gift to bring good luck. In that case, we all want one!
Another cat from Turkey this way comes! Turkish Angora cats are known as a national treasure in their country of origin.
The Singapura cat is a relatively new breed, which explains their scarcity in numbers. They were first found in Singapore, hence the name, and imported to the United States around the 1970s by expatriates.
The Chartreux cat is known as the beloved blue cat of France, equipped with a blue-grey shorthaired coat to show off to spectators.
The Manx cat gets its name from its origin story. An ancient breed, the Manx cat originated on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.