The roots of a Highlander are somewhat of a mystery since it’s not clear which cat breed it came from. Their existence, however, has been known since 1993. One of the Highlander’s most distinctive features are their curled back ears, which stands on top of the head and may have ear furnishings or tufts. The cat’s tail ranges anywhere from one inch to hock length and often has curls and kings in it. They come in most colors and patterns with the exception of bicolor. Highlanders can be either longhaired or shorthaired with thick, resilient coats. They are fun loving animals with a penchant for performing zany antics.