Hybrid House Cats – A New Cat Species

In this topic, I will speak about hybrid house cats and what new species have appeared.

As you know or do not know, biological hybridization is a process in which animals are crossed breeded for fun or for biological reasons giving birth to some special specimens but sometimes very curious and funny.


Here is the main list :

  • Process Of Hybridization
  • Strange Cats Breeds
  • About Hybrid Cat

Process Of Hybridization

The first process was made in 1960 by Georges Berski and his collaborators, who used mouse cells, belonging to two different lines grown in the mix; they have found that they can fuse and form hybrid cells. These cells exhibit morphological, physiological and biochemical characteristics different from those of fused cells, but include the total chromosome count of the genitals. Cellular of hybridization in animals is successful if two impediments are solved:

  • finding an inducing agent to speed up cell fusion; inactivated Sendai virus is used;
  • selecting hybrid cells from culture.

Selective culture has been found in which the hybrid cells multiply and the genitor cells are removed.

Once these conditions are met, the fusion of different somatic cells and formation of the heterokaryon occurs.

Subsequently, nucleus fusion takes place, followed by successive mitotic divisions. Finally, somatic hybrid cells are formed. These cells can not regenerate hybrid animal organisms. They form hybrid cell clones, to which chromosomes of one of the genitals are preferentially eliminated.

In human-mouse hybrid cell cultures, some of the human chromosomes are eliminated. As a result, there is a significant variation in the number of chromosomes in the hybrid progeny. The practical importance of this phenomenon lies in the fact that human chromosomal maps can be made that allow accurate identification of normal and mutant genes on chromosomes.

Hybrid cells containing chromosomal restorations are subsequently tested for the presence or absence of specific enzymes genes that determine the occurrence of human hereditary diseases are precisely identified. (


Here we have an example of a hybrid made between a donkey and a zebra called Zebroid.


Strange Cats Breeds

In some cases hybridization process made some funny combination, making some strange cats breeds but beautiful in the same way. Have a look down and see for yourself.

  • Bambino Cat

The Bambino is a breed of cat that was created as a cross between the Sphinx and the Munchkin breeds. The Bambino cat has short legs, large upright ears, and is usually hairless.

Bambino Cat

  • Exotic Shorthair Cat

    Exotic Shorthair Cat

Exotic Shorthair cat breed is an ‘accidental’ breed. The initial intention of American Shorthair cat breeders was to mating this Persian cat.



  • Poodle Cat

Poodle Cat is a cross-breeding between Devon Rex and Scotish Fold.

Poodle Cat

  • Himalayan Cat

    Himalayan Cat

The Himalayan cat  is a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat identical in type to the Persian cat, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point coloration which was derived from crossing the

Persian with the Siamese.




  • Safari Cat

The Safari cat is a hybrid cross between the wild Geoffroy’s cat and the Domestic Shorthair.

Safari Cat

  • Chausie Cat

The Chausie cat is a combination of domestic breed cat and jungle cat.

Chausie Cat







  • Bengal Cat

The original Bengal cats are a hybrid of the Asian Leopard Cat and domestic cats. They were developed by various people, most notably Jean Sugden Mill, in the 1970s and 80s with the aim of harnessing the beauty of the wildcat, yet maintaining the temperament of the domestic cat.

Bengal Cat

  • Cheetoh Cat

    Cheetoh Cat

The Cheetoh Cat, originating in the United States of America, was developed by crossing the Bengal Cat and the Ocicat. These spotted cats were bred with the intention of creating a unique pedigree cat.



  • Pixie-Bob Cat

The Pixie-Bob breed is thought to have started from the unplanned litter of a bobcat and domestic cat.

Pixie-Bob Cat

  • Havana Brown

    Havana Brown

The Havana Brown was the result of a planned breeding between Siamese and domestic black cats.





  • Ragdoll Cat

The ragdoll cat is a cross-breeding between Persian cat and  Burmese cat. The ragdoll cat is one of the most beautiful hybrid cat.

Ragdoll Cat

  • Caracal cat

One of the most expensive cat, around 30k $, is a crossbreeding between the African bobcat and domestic cat.

Caracal cat



  • Savannah Cat

Savanah Cat is a cross-breeding between serval cat an domestic cat.Developed to give the impression of grandeur and dignity of a wildcat with a cheetah type appearance, expressive eyes highlighted by dark tear stains, vibrant coat colors, solid contrasting black spots, huge sonar-like ears and long legs.

Savannah Cat

About Hybrid Cat

Science and technology have come to a point where almost everything is possible, including creating animals in the lab. And, no matter how hard it seems to be, the photos up are not made in Photoshop, but they are all real, and about hybrid cat created from the crossbreeding of different races even exist.

From my point of view, the most beautiful hybrid cat breed is Ragdoll cat and Chausie Cat! What is your favorite hybrid cat?


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  1. Very interesting post. For most of these species I have never heard of. Does hybridization also inherit specific diseases for certain species?

  2. Hello ,
    The only “diseases” appeared , if you cross breed wild cat ( serval ) with domestic cat , is agression and lack of using litter box .

  3. Hi, Stefan,
    Thank you for this informative post. Regarding your question, I believe cross breeding helps our fauna, instead of destroying it. If you think, there are many modern species, which have appeared after cross-breeding.

    • Hi Toni ,
      Yes that’s correct , but we should be carreful wih the pedigree breeds because we don’t want to lose them by excess cross breeding .

  4. A very unique post I would say, I was didn’t know that there were that many different cats out there.

  5. Chausie cat looks so amazing , however I think that is better if we would leave the nature and fauna to do “their work” without human involving

  6. Great post!
    I had a Bengal Cat once. They are very homely and friendly by nature with a very wild look. They are also very intelligent and alert. Along with being friendly, they are very good at sports. Their distinct features are markings such as spots and rosette. It has a very close resemblance to the Asian Leopard Cat and from its taxonomic name was the word ‘Bengal’ derived.

    • I had a american shorthair when i was little and like it a lot .We was playing a lot even playing fetch. Bengal cat is a beatifull cat .

  7. Poodle Cat looks great to me! I didn’t know there is so much cross-breeds. Very cool.

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