Fans of mewing creatures do not always realize how great the variety of pets is: amazing bald cats, for example, are also divided into several breeds. Various historical sources provide little information on the history of creatures devoid of wool. They say that such pussies were known during the time of the Mayan Indians, although written evidence of the existence of hairless cats dates back only to the beginning of the 19th century: the description of cats deprived of wool was given by naturalist Johan Rudolf Ranger. In 1903, Nelli and Dick were bought from the Mexican Indians – a cat pair without wool. But the new owners did not wait for offspring. According to legends and myths, a bald cat is a sacred creature. The popularity of such a pussy is obvious: many liked the hypoallergenic hairless creatures with a special interesting character. For some, it remains surprising that hairless kittens with an exotic appearance can appear from an ordinary cat with short hair, even if it belongs to the Siamese breed. But about where hairless cats come from, below. Why cats are bald Mentioned cats Nelly and Dick turned out to be relatives, which is probably why the owner did not breed the breed, although he gave the animals a detailed description. Already by the middle of the 20th century, information about the appearance of kittens without hair began to come from various countries to the media. It is believed that a kitten named Prune from North America became the ancestor of the Canadian sphinx. The Don Sphinx was registered in 1998, the wonderful Barbara cat is considered the ancestor. It became clear that for felinologists new horizons for breeding cats are opening up. Intensively began to breed hairless cats after the 80s of the last century. The mutation led to the appearance of bald purps in the world – thanks to such a genetic malfunction, which is hereditary, the world saw new cat breeds. 9 breeds of hairless cats with photos of Petersburg. In St. Petersburg in the 90s, Olga Mironova tried to cross the Don Sphynx and the oriental cat. On the skin of a new breed of hairless cats, called Peterbold or Petersburg Sphinx, there is a soft suede to the touch suede to the touch. We got several varieties of hairless cats with hair, some of the hair does not exceed 2 mm, and there are pussies with a small coat, eyebrows and mustaches. For the standard of representatives of the Petersburgs, green or blue is the color of slanting eyes. A graceful muscular body, proud posture and a long neck of orientals are visible in every Petersburg sphinx. Owners like the cat nature: the animal is very patient and seems to be on the same wavelength with the owner. Kohana It’s wonderful when nature does everything for a man – this is exactly what happened with the Kohan breed. Bald individuals were born in Hawaii, and got their name in Hawaiian. The islanders were not tormented with the choice and simply called the pussy “bald” – “kohan”. The delicate skin resembles molten wax, while in the Egyptian bald cat the skin seems velvet, in the Peterbald wrinkled. Kohans are interesting in that, due to the gene mutation, they absolutely have no hair follicles – with all the desire, the hair will not appear in the cats. Minskin Young breed became famous in 2001. People from Boston (USA) look unique: Paul Maxorley, who tried in 1998 to bring out new cats with short paws and a beautiful fur, got what he wanted. To breed the Minsk breed, it was necessary to cross furry cats with short legs of a manchkin and a sphinx. It was decided to enrich the emerging offspring with the genes of Devon Rex and the Burmese cat. A cashmere to the touch is a rare coat on the body and a rather short dense coat on the head and ears. In the expressive eyes of a small bald cat, mind and kindness are noticeable. Short paws do not interfere with playing actively with the master’s child – the cat is very sociable and affectionate. Bambino The similarity between the breed and the dachshund is ensured by short paws and an elongated body. These are small cats with a weight of 2-4 kg and narrow slightly bulging blue-green eyes. Heterochromia also occurs in cats — eyes of different colors add bambino appeal. The color of the animal can be white, darkish or even spotty. The long thin tail that the cat inherited from the Pope of the Sphinx is amusing. The animal inherited the growth and length of the body from manchkin. The body of the bambino does not have pronounced folds. Short paws often serve as an obstacle to jumping onto tall furniture, which with the general activity of the animal can become a small problem that loving owners can always solve. Don Sphynx The appearance of a new breed of hairless cats began with the rescue of a hairless kitten in the 80s in Rostov-on-Don. The cat was called Varvara, in the first offspring she had three kittens, one of which was naked – with this cat the breeding of cats began, which later received the name Don Sphynx.