The first thing you will notice when you look at an American Curl Cat is it's unusual ears. The ears are curled back from the face area towards the center of the back of the skull. If you are used to cats with regular ears, once you see an American curl cat it will look quite abnormal to you. The American curl's ears must be handled delicately in order to prevent any damages to the cartilage in the air. This cat's origin came from what many say was a "Spontaneous mutation" in Lakewood California.
Male: medium: 8-12 lbs.
Female: small: <8 lbs.
The Cornish Rex has distinctive large ears set high on a relatively small egg-shaped head. These cats also have high, hallowed cheekbones, a high-bridged Roman nose and a strong chin. The body of the average Cornish Rex is long, slender and muscular, with long thin legs. Their fur lacks guard hairs so the coat is very short and incredibly soft with a "washboard" appearance. Rexes come in up to 42 color variations.
weight: 6 - 10 pounds
This cute little short haired cat stemmed from England during the 1960's. It is quite an intelligent little critter and is actually known by its slender body, wavy coat and very large ears. If you are looking for a circus cat, this one has got to be it as it is capable of grasping very difficult tricks and responds well to instructions. They are even known to recognize their owner's name, just as they do their own.
Male Devon Rex cat is 8 - 10 lbs (3.5 - 4.5 kg) and for a female Devon Rex cat is 5 - 8 lbs (2.0 - 3.5 kg).
This is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 with critics voicing concern over potential health and mobility issues. Male Munchkins typically weigh between 6 to 9 pounds (3–4 kg) and are usually larger than female Munchkins, which typically weigh between 4 to 8 pounds.
This is one of the smallest breeds of cats, noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail. Reportedly established from three "drain cats" imported from Singapore in the 1970s, it was later revealed that the cats were originally sent to Singapore from the US before they were exported back to the US. Investigations by the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) concluded no wrongdoing and the Singapura kept its status as a natural breed.
- weight: 6 – 7 pounds | male
4 – 5 pounds | female
- height: 6-8 inches