Cats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, temperaments and that’s just the ordinary pet cat. Look around you and you’ll see small cats, large ones, chunky, sinewy, fluffy, sleek, big eared, folded eared, curly haired, green-eyed, blue-eyed, odd-eyed and many other types of cats.
Do you know how many recognized cat breeds there are? According TICA (The International Cat Association) there are 71, FIFE (Federation Internationale Feline) says 48 and the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes only 45.
We often introduce a new breed here in this blog. There are certainly a wide variety of them. And there are some I’ve never heard of. Sure, people are still experimenting with cat breeds and still the cat associations will add to their lists, but rarely. In 2018, the CFA added two new breeds, the lykoi, which we have talked about here and the Khao Manee, which I’ve never heard of. How about you? Here’s a site that shows this breed.
https://www.petguide.com/breeds/cat/khao-manee/ As you will see, this breed is new to the US, yet it’s a natural ancient breed called the Diamond eye cat and it originated in Thailand. There are reported to be 11 recognized cat breeds from Thailand.