Aegeans are one of the newer and rarest breeds and originated from the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea in the early 1990s. Being skilled predators, these cats are appreciated as a means to pest control in rural areas and are viewed as a national treasure in Greece. Aegeans are semi-longhaired cats with a coat this is bicolor or tricolor. They are noted for their affinity for water and fishing, which would account for their tendency to hang around fishing ports. They are free from the majority of feline genetic diseases.