The ears of an Abyssinian are spread out to the sides, as if they were always listening to something.
While its origin is unknown, this kind of cat is among the oldest. Its ancestors probably resided in Southeast Asia and in the Indian Ocean.
The Siamese cat breed's longhaired descendant, the Balinese, which has huge triangular ears, probably evolved from a genetic mutation.
The breed's silky coat, which lies close to the body and is matting-resistant, is lean and muscular. These felines are often friendly, lively, and loving.
The Chausie has long, broad ears that are slightly angled outward. In the 1990s, Abyssinians and jungle cats were crossed to create this hybrid cat breed.
The modern Chausie is less naturally wild and more "wild at heart," yet it is still not a lap cat. Most people like engaging play and lots of attention to spending time at home alone.
The Cornish Rex is a sight to behold with its characteristic wavy coat and big, thin, bat-like ears. The name of the breed comes from Cornwall, England, the birthplace of a kitten with a genetic mutation for a wavy coat.
These cats are now often bright, energetic, and gregarious. They like engaging in a lot of social interaction but are typically not calm lap cats.
The Devon Rex's huge ears contribute to its "elfin" appearance and sly grin. This breed is incredibly sociable and playful; some people even compare it to a dog.
This cat typically behaves and looks like a kitten throughout the most of its life due to its petite stature and vivacious disposition. As you stroke the Devon Rex, its smooth, wavy coat seems to ripple.