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Most beautiful cat breeds, kittens in the world revealed: Study

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Using the rules of the golden ratio, a new study has revealed the cat breeds that are scientifically proven to be the most beautiful.

The golden ratio defines beauty by its proportions, measures the distance between certain points on the face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth for symmetry.

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This was used to calculate the face ratios of each cat breed in research by All About Cats, an online platform dedicated to the animal.

The cats are rated based on the closeness of their own ratios to the golden ratio, which is 1.62.

Based on the research, these are the world’s most beautiful cat breeds:

Norwegian Forest

 Alaric, a Norwegian Forest Cat takes part in the second annual Meet the Breeds showcase of cats and dogs at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 17, 2010 in New York City. (AFP)
Alaric, a Norwegian Forest Cat takes part in the second annual Meet the Breeds showcase of cats and dogs at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 17, 2010 in New York City. (AFP)

With a ratio score of 1.65, the Norwegian Forest cat breed was found to be the most beautiful. They are large cats with long, thick coats of hair.

Russian Blue

Leonid, a Russian Blue, plays with a toy through the cage during at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers' Association show 10 October 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AFP)
Leonid, a Russian Blue, plays with a toy through the cage during at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers' Association show 10 October 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AFP)

The Russian Blue cat breed was also tied for the number one spot of being the most beautiful cat breed, earning a 1.65 ratio score as well. This cat breed is known for its intelligence.

Manx

A manx cat. (Getty Images)
A manx cat. (Getty Images)

The playful and sociable Manx cat breed is also among the most beautiful, with a ratio score of 1.59.

Ragamuffin

A ragamuffin cat is held by a jury member at the World Cat show in Athens on March 29, 2015. (AFP)
A ragamuffin cat is held by a jury member at the World Cat show in Athens on March 29, 2015. (AFP)

Scoring a 1.67 ratio, the Ragamuffin cat breed came in fourth place. It’s known for its fluffy fur and calm nature.

Siberian

Visitors pat Sheru, a Siberian cat, during the 8th International Cat Show organised by the World Cat Federation in Bangalore on July 30, 2017. (AFP)
Visitors pat Sheru, a Siberian cat, during the 8th International Cat Show organised by the World Cat Federation in Bangalore on July 30, 2017. (AFP)

Tied, the Siberian cat breed was also awarded the fourth place with a ratio score of 1.67.

World’s ugliest cat breed

A Himalayan cat takes part in the V International Feline Fair in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 16. (AFP)
A Himalayan cat takes part in the V International Feline Fair in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 16. (AFP)

The study also listed the world’s ugliest cat breeds based on the golden ratio, this includes: the Himalayan cat, which had the dramatic ratio score of 56.87, the Peterbald cat, which scored 18.16, and the Persian cat, which had a ratio score of 5.87.

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