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I'm moving this (on the assertion that the move will not be controversial) to List of experimental cat breeds, since that term is common and can be sourced, and away from List of minority cat breeds, which is a made-up term, and doesn't work in this context. Every rare breed, including some established for centuries, is in the minority compared to "moggies" (mongrels) and common purebreds like the Siamese. We could and perhaps should have an entire separate article at List of rare cat breeds, based on sourced population information (and should probably exclude experimentals from the list, since they are rare by definition, but mention them as group in passing); this would match the category structure we already have under Category:Cat breeds. It also does not make sense to apply "minority", a term usually reserved for human ethnicities, to domestic animal breeds; no one writes of "cattle minorities", "minority horse populations", or "minority breeds of dog". Some other potential alternatives also do not work, e.g. "provisional breed", which is a term used by specific registries for competition classification purposes (any particular breed may be provisional in one registry, fully accepted in another, and rejected by all others). While "experimental" is also used in this way by some registries, the term has broad applicability outside them, to all forms of experimental domestic animal breeding, and is not limited to cat breeding; we could easily have a List of experimental dog breeds, etc. "Exotic breed" is a misnomer; "exotic" really means "from a foreign source", and is thus entirely relative. To the extent that "exotic" has a special meaning as a term of art in pet-keeping and animal-control circles, it refers to wild animals, and F1 hybrids, kept (often illegally) as dangerous pets; it does not relate to the topic of this article (except as foundation stock for some of these breeds, but that's also true of no-longer experimental or "rare" breeds such as the Bengal cat). "Designer breed" is generally a pejorative, and fails WP:NPOV, though I have redirected it here, with {{R from pejorative}}.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  12:59, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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