Which Cat Breed Is That?

How many cat breeds do you know?

Introduction

The vast world of cat breeds includes a lot of interesting developments in breed variation. Some cat breeds came about purely by accident. For example, it is thought that one breed developed as the lovechild of a bobcat and a barn cat. Other breeds were deliberately created through strategic outcrossing to create desirable features, like folded ears or a certain spot pattern.

Cats’ appearances now have some serious range. They can have strong noses like the Cornish Rex or squashed faces like the Scottish Fold. There are classically adorable breeds like the American Shorthair and almost alien-looking ones, such as the Bambino. With all of this variety, it’s clear that there is a breed of cat out there for just about anyone who is in search of a feline pet. And that’s just from appearance alone! Cats have a wide and varied range of personalities. If you’re looking for a pet with personality, adopt a cat.

If you are in the market for a feline friend, it’s a good idea to make sure that your companionship needs are complemented by the cat’s demeanor. It’s heartbreaking for both the cat and human involved when a person adopts a cat just to bring it back shortly afterwards. Get familiar with the breeds and, if you can, try to spend some time with the cat beforehand if you can! Take this quiz to familiarize yourself with cat breeds!

Description

The vast world of cat breeds includes a lot of interesting developments in breed variation. Some cat breeds came about purely by accident. For example, it is thought that one breed developed as the lovechild of a bobcat and a barn cat. Other breeds were deliberately created through strategic outcrossing to create desirable features, like folded ears or a certain spot pattern.

Cats’ appearances now have some serious range. They can have strong noses like the Cornish Rex or squashed faces like the Scottish Fold. There are classically adorable breeds like the American Shorthair and almost alien-looking ones, such as the Bambino. With all of this variety, it’s clear that there is a breed of cat out there for just about anyone who is in search of a feline pet. And that’s just from appearance alone! Cats have a wide and varied range of personalities. If you’re looking for a pet with personality, adopt a cat.

If you are in the market for a feline friend, it’s a good idea to make sure that your companionship needs are complemented by the cat’s demeanor. It’s heartbreaking for both the cat and human involved when a person adopts a cat just to bring it back shortly afterwards. Get familiar with the breeds and, if you can, try to spend some time with the cat beforehand if you can! Take this quiz to familiarize yourself with cat breeds!

Short Description

Are you a cat lover? Can you recognize each breed from just one picture?


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Let's Play!

1. Which cat breed resembles a wild cat?


1. Which cat breed resembles a wild cat?

1. Savannah

2. Ocicat

3. Javanese

4. Bengal

The correct answer is the Bengal cat. The Bengal is the only domestic cat that can have rosettes (two-colored spots) like the ones in ocelots, leopards, and jaguars do.



2. I was developed by crossing a Siamese and a shorttailed male tabby in the late 1960s. Which cat breed am I?


2. I was developed by crossing a Siamese and a shorttailed male tabby in the late 1960s. Which cat breed am I?

1. American Wirehair

2. American Curl

3. American Bobtail

4. Javanese

The American Bobtail is the correct answer. With it's short tail and heavy rectangular body, it resembles a wild bobtailed cat.



3. Legend says that I got my coat and blue eyes from a Burmese goddess. Which cat breed am I?


3. Legend says that I got my coat and blue eyes from a Burmese goddess. Which cat breed am I?

1. Birman

2. Burmese

3. Bombay

4. Balinese

The correct answer is the Birman cat. The exact origin of the Birman is shrouded in mystery. Some say it was developed in Southeast Asia, while others say France.



4. I am dark, short, cute and very quiet. Which cat breed am I?


4. I am dark, short, cute and very quiet. Which cat breed am I?

1. Sphynx

2. Pixie-bob

3. Chatreux

4. Abyssinian

Chatreux is the correct answer. The Chatreux has French origins. Due to its quietness, legend has it that it used to be a pet for monks of the Carthusian order in France.



5. My coat is really springy. Which cat breed am I?


5. My coat is really springy. Which cat breed am I?

1. American Wirehair

2. Japanese Bobtail

3. British Shorthair

4. Havana Brown

The American Wirehair is the correct answer, and it is truly an American original. Its springy coat is due to a mutation that has only occurred in the United States.



6. I am smart, playful, and I resemble a miniature black panther. Which cat breed am I?


6. I am smart, playful, and I resemble a miniature black panther. Which cat breed am I?

1. Bengal

2. Javanese

3. Bombay

4. Scottish Fold

Bombay is the correct answer, and it was created from a cross between a Sable Burmese and a black American Shorthair.



7. I used to guard grain supplies and protect silkworms. I have an American cousin. Which cat breed am I?


7. I used to guard grain supplies and protect silkworms. I have an American cousin.  Which cat breed am I?

1. Japanese Bobtail

2. British Shorthair

3. Turkish Van

4. Savannah

The correct answer is the Japanese Bobtail, which has been in Japan for over a thousand years.



8. I am related to the Ragdoll breed. Which cat breed am I?


8. I am related to the Ragdoll breed. Which cat breed am I?

1. Himalayan

2. Ragamuffin

3. Maine Coon

4. Havana Brown

Ragamuffin is the correct answer. Owners bred Ragdolls with Himalayans, Persians, and domestic longhaired cats to develop a new breed this breed.



9. I am the product of a cross between a Persian and a Siamese. Which cat breed am I?


9. I am the product of a cross between a Persian and a Siamese. Which cat breed am I?

1. Himalayan

2. Havana Brown

3. Turkish Van

4. Russian Blue

Himalayan is the correct answer. The breeding of Himalayan cats began in 1931.



10. I am a longhair variety of the Abyssinian. Which cat breed am I?


10. I am a longhair variety of the Abyssinian. Which cat breed am I?

1. Somali

2. Sphynx

3. Havana Brown

4. Maine Coon

Somali is the correct answer. The Somali breed was introduced by crossing Abyssinians with longhaired cats after World War II.



11. Which cat breed is thought to be a cross between a bobcat and a barn cat?


11. Which cat breed is thought to be a cross between a bobcat and a barn cat?

1. American Bobtail

2. Persian

3. Ocicat

4. Pixie-bob

Pixie-bob is the correct answer. The first Pixie-bobs are thought to have been the unplanned litter of a barn cat and a wild bobcat back in 1985.



12. I am long and brown with green eyes. Which cat breed am I?


12. I am long and brown with green eyes. Which cat breed am I?

1. Somali

2. Havana Brown

3. Chatreux

4. Pixie-bob

The Havana Brown is the correct answer. The breed's development may actually be attributed to the Russian Blues and Burmese breeds.



13. Which cat breed is said to have been brought to America by vikings?


13. Which cat breed is said to have been brought to America by vikings?

1. Ragamuffin

2. British Shorthair

3. Maine Coon

4. Russian Blue

The Maine Coon is is the correct answer. It is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds.



14. Which cat breed is said to be from Archangel Island?


14. Which cat breed is said to be from Archangel Island?

1. Manx

2. Nebelung

3. Cymric

4. Russian Blue

Russian Blue is the correct answer, and it is also known as the Archangel Blue.



15. Which cat breed is created from the crossing of the Point Siamese and British Shorthair?


15. Which cat breed is created from the crossing of the Point Siamese and British Shorthair?

1. Norwegian Forest

2. Burmilla

3. European Burmese

4. Ragdoll

The correct answer is European Burmese. In Great Britain, there was a shortage of breeding stock to develop the Burmese breed. Red Point Siamese and British Shorthairs were used to create the European Burmese, which was also called the Foreign Burmese.



16. Which cat breed is nearly hairless?


16. Which cat breed is nearly hairless?

1. Devon Rex

2. Sphynx

3. Chinese Li Hua

4. Burmilla

Sphynx is the correct answer. Did you know that the Sphynx breed came about accidentally? It's lack of hair is due to a genetic mutation.



17. The Cheshire Cat and Puss in Boots belong to which cat breed?


17. The Cheshire Cat and Puss in Boots belong to which cat breed?

1. British Shorthair

2. Burmese

3. American Bobtail

4. Nebelung

They are both British Shorthairs. The breed is native to England.



18. Which cat breed is said to have been the cat of the pharaohs?


18. Which cat breed is said to have been the cat of the pharaohs?

1. Sphynx

2. Burmilla

3. Abyssinian

4. Himalayan

The correct answer is the Abyssinian. Abyssinian's origins are somewhat unknown. The breed is thought to have been transported by British and Dutch traders from the port of Calcutta.



19. Which breed is also known as the swimming cat?


19. Which breed is also known as the swimming cat?

1. Havana Brown

2. Turkish Van

3. Chatreux

4. Scottish Fold

Unlike most cat, Turkish Vans love playing with water. Their origins are believed to have been near Lake Van in Turkey.



20. Now and then I am bred back with Siamese cats, so as to maintain my traits. Which cat breed am I?


20. Now and then I am bred back with Siamese cats, so as to maintain my traits. Which cat breed am I?

1. Balinese

2. American Curl

3. Snowshoe

4. Chatreux

Snowshoe is the correct answer. The Snowshoe is a descendant of the Siamese. It wasn't fully developed as a separate breed until the year 1960.



21. I am the youngest of all the cat breeds. Which cat breed am I?


21. I am the youngest of all the cat breeds. Which cat breed am I?

1. Oriental

2. Havana Brown

3. Manx

4. American Curl

The American Curl gets its name from its distinctively curled ears. Its selective breeding began in 1983.



22. I am a longhair variety of the Siamese. Which cat breed am I?


22. I am a longhair variety of the Siamese. Which cat breed am I?

1. Balinese

2. Persian

3. American Bobtail

4. Somali

The Balinese breed has no relation to the Bali Island; it was named after Balinese dancers. Full breeding did not start until the 1940s and 1950s.



23. Which breed is created from the crossing of the Burmese and Chinchilla Persian?


23. Which breed is created from the crossing of the Burmese and Chinchilla Persian?

1. Egyptian Mau

2. Burmilla

3. Scottish Fold

4. LaPerm

The correct answer is the Burmilla. Burmilla's progenitors came from an unplanned mating between a Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian in 1981.



24. My sister is a short-haired Manx. Which cat breed am I?


24. My sister is a short-haired Manx. Which cat breed am I?

1. Cymric

2. Burmese

3. Somali

4. Balinese

The Cymric and its sister breed, the Manx, are the only breeds developed to be tailless.



25. Which cat breed has silver fur and green eyes?


25. Which cat breed has silver fur and green eyes?

1. Egyptian Mau

2. Korat

3. Oriental

4. Javanese

The Korat, also called the Si-Sawat, is the correct answer. It is often kept as a good luck charm.



26. Which cat breed is said to share genetic makeup with the Cornish Rex?


26. Which cat breed is said to share genetic makeup with the Cornish Rex?

1. American Bobtail

2. Snowshoe

3. Devon Rex

4. European Burmese

The Devon Rex is the correct answer and its origin can be traced back to Devonshire, where the breed's progenitor was thought to share Cornish Rex genes.



27. I have a distinctively curly and airy coat. Which cat breed am I?


27. I have a distinctively curly and airy coat. Which cat breed am I?

1. LaPerm

2. Ocicat

3. Cymric

4. Manx

The correct answer is the LaPerm. Its curly coat is due to a dominant genetic mutation.



28. Which breed is the only naturally spotted domestic cat?


28. Which breed is the only naturally spotted domestic cat?

1. Nebelung

2. Scottish Fold

3. Egyptian Mau

4. Abyssinian

The Egyptian Mau is the correct answer. Its spots are considered naturally occurring because theyare not a result of human manipulation of feline genes.



29. Which breed is considered a more colorful variant of the Siamese?


29. Which breed is considered a more colorful variant of the Siamese?

1. Javanese

2. Oriental

3. European Burmese

4. Abyssinian

The Oriental is the correct answer. The cat was developed to widen the Siamese gene pool in Britain after World War II.



30. I am a longhair type of Siamese. Which cat breed am I?


30. I am a longhair type of Siamese. Which cat breed am I?

1. Javanese

2. Burmese

3. Chatreux

4. Snowshoe

The Javanese is the correct answer and it was developed from a foundation of Siamese, Balinese, and colorpoint cats.



31. I am the long haired variety of the Russian Blue. What cat breed am I?


31. I am the long haired variety of the Russian Blue. What cat breed am I?

1. Korat

2. Cymric

3. Nebelung

4. Egyptian Mau

This breed's shimmering silver-blue coat earned it the name "Nebelung," which means "creature of the mist" in German.



32. I am (jokingly!) said to be the offspring of a cat and a rabbit. Which cat breed am I?


32. I am (jokingly!) said to be the offspring of a cat and a rabbit. Which cat breed am I?

1. Oriental

2. Burmilla

3. Manx

4. Devon Rex

The correct answer is the Manx. Its lack of a tail is due to a genetic mutation, and its origin can be traced back to the aisle of Man.



33. Which cat has a waterproof fur coat?


33. Which cat has a waterproof fur coat?

1. Norwegian Forest

2. Manx

3. Javanese

4. Balinese

The Norwegian Forest breed is the correct answer. The breed's exact origins are unknown but date back to hundreds (if not thousands!) of years ago.



34. I am a descendant of seafaring cats. What cat breed am I?


34. I am a descendant of seafaring cats. What cat breed am I?

1. American Bobtail

2. Turkish Van

3. American Shorthair

4. American Wirehair

The correct answer is the American Shorthair. They are said to be among the passengers and crew of the Mayflower when it arrived in Plymouth in 1620.



35. I am quiet, sweet, and originally from Mesopotamia. Which cat breed am I?


35. I am quiet, sweet, and originally from Mesopotamia. Which cat breed am I?

1. Ragdoll

2. Persian

3. Nebelung

4. Siamese

The correct answer is the Persian cat. The Persian's long hair was probably the result of a mutation.



36. Which cat breed was developed in California in 1960?


36. Which cat breed was developed in California in 1960?

1. Manx

2. Ragdoll

3. Persian

4. Chatreux

The correct answer is the Ragdoll. Ragdolls were first developed by Anne Baker in 1960.



37. Which of the following is a lop-eared cat?


37. Which of the following is a lop-eared cat?

1. Somali

2. Chatreux

3. Scottish Fold

4. Balinese

The correct answer is the Scottish Fold. Taylor Swift owns a Scottish Fold cat. I wonder if it's starstruck all the time?




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