Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Coat Length: Long Hair
The Cashmere cat is the long haired variety of the Bengal cat. Cashmere cats have a silky soft pelt and are very rare. For a Cashmere kitten to appear in a litter, you’ll need both parents to carry the recessive gene for long hair. That’s why it is very difficult to find Cashmere kittens, because they do not occur very often in the shorthair Bengal breedings.
The Kashmir type of cat is not recognized as its own breed by many cat fancier and breeder organizations, being usually more of a label of a coat type: semi-long-haired to long-haired, and grey or brown.