Information on the Most Popular Brown Cat Breeds

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The famous Havana Brown was created by a group of animal enthusiasts in England, during the early 1950s. Many different cat breeds have been named after this breed, but this particular one has had the longest history by far. Early breeders probably introduced a more Siamese like type Russian Blue to their breeding, but with current genetic analysis, it’s thought that very few remain in the pure gene pool. The name Havana is actually an acronym for a short phrase that means “hare-headed”.

An Overview

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There are many different types of brown cat breeds – the Burmese has a double coat that is one color all over, and a single color around the ears. The Persian has coats that are long and silky, while the Bobtail has short sleek coats that sit on top of its undercoat. All of these cats are one color all over, with differing amounts of color coming off of different parts of the body.

Other rare breed cats include the Japanese Bobtail, or Siamese triple coat, the Abyssinian, or Prionailurus bernhardus, and the British Short hair, or British Short Haired. All of these cats have a very distinctive look – and all have one thing in common – they all have a very playful temperament. They are not normally seen as house cats because they don’t do too well as indoor pets, but most people who adopt these cats end up loving them and keeping them around their home for years. These cute and exciting cats can really become fun to watch in person, so even if they are not considered to be a purebred, you might want to add one to your household.

Unique Features

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There are some other fairly common, yet unique, breeds of cats in the American rare breed cats category. One is the Maine Coon, which are half white with gray spots, and half fur with white belly. The other is the Abyssinian, which is black, brown, blue, or green with dark colored spots, and a white rump. The third, and most unusual of all the American, rare breed cats is the American Bobtail. This is a long-legged cat, much like a bobtail, but it has gray spots on the lower legs. The Bobtail is also not a true cat, but rather a hairdresser with a white belly and black tipped tail.

One of the more popular American rare cat breeds is the Siamese breed. These are mixed brown color cats that were originally introduced to the United States from China in the 1940’s. Siamese cats are incredibly strong and energetic, with a tenacious personality. This is one of the few color varieties that have survived the many breed restrictions and disqualifications that exist in today’s society, as the American breeders who created the Siamese still are struggling to produce the perfect cat.

Famous Breed

Another American rare breed is the rusty leopard, which was created by the prolific writer, Virginia Woolf. This is one of the few cat breeds that are completely based on a natural color pattern, and there are only a few of them. The rusty leopard was created as an answer to the fact that there was little development in cats outside of the big blue eyes, and that cats from all over the world looked alike. Thus, the rusty leopard was born, and many of its natural colors have been carried over into modern day.

Perhaps the most recognized cat breed in the United States is the American Short ears. This is a breed that evolved in a place called the Dust Bowl Delta, that was located in southern Texas and Oklahoma. There are many stories as to how this little cat breed started out, but it was believed that it was a result of the mixing of Siamese genetics with black hair and white fur. These traits eventually became the basis for the short-eared breed we know today. Many people believe that the American Short ears were the first attempt at creating the fuzzy tail, but they were actually bred with Siamese cats. The modern long-eared cat was created through another method, this time in England.


If you are looking for a pet that is gentle, loves children, and will stand up to just about anything that you can throw at it, then the American Short ears mix is for you. If you are looking for a pet that will make a great addition to your family and is extremely lovable, then the York chocolate cat is the right choice for you. Both of these beautiful breeds have something unique to offer you and the people in your life, so make sure that you take the time to learn more about them. You will be glad that you did.

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