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Selkirk Rex Cat Officially Its Own Breed
2013-06-24 09:27:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 20 years cat lovers and breeders have recognized the Selkirk Rex, or the poodle-haired cat, as its own breed. Now, scientists have finally agreed with these fans, formally classifying the interesting looking animal as its own breed. This means that every Selkirk Rex roaming the planet can be traced back to a single cat named “Miss Depesto” who was born in Montana in 1987. Though they are sometimes confused with other...

Genetic Analysis Shows Reasons Behind Selkirk Rex Curly Hair
2012-10-31 04:52:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Appearance plays a large part in choosing a mate, whether that is your human spouse or your animal pet. Many human societies place a high value on curly hair for appearance — as generations of perm-offering hair dressers can attest. It should be no surprise that pet owners and breeders are attracted to curly haired animals more frequently. Three curly-haired varieties have been recognized and developed into competitive breeds...


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2007-12-13 19:36:13

The German Rex is a medium sized breed of domestic cat with slender legs. The breed has large ears, a round head, curly whiskers and a curly, short coat of any color. The German Rex has a fairly heavy body. As a breed it is a friendly and lively cat and very acrobatic. It is said that the breed goes back to Munk, a cat born in the 1930s in a villiage near Kalingrand, Russia (then part of the German Reich). Munk was the son of a mahogany Angora and a Russian blue. One of his many...

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2007-12-13 19:35:06

The Devon Rex was discovered in Devon, UK in 1960 near a disused tin mine. They were initially thought to be related to the Cornish rex, however testing proved otherwise. The Devon Rex has only awn hair and down with no guard hair, giving them a sparse, curly, very soft coat. They are popular among pet owners and are often featured in Cat Fancy magazine, probably because of their striking appearance. The average Devon Rex, because of its rarity, sells for $500 to $750. The Devon Rex is a...

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2007-12-13 19:22:23

The Cornish Rex is a breed of cat that is very distinguishable from other cats, because it has no hair except for down. Most breeds of domestic cat have three different types of hair in their coat, yet the Cornish Rex only has an undercoat, thus not shedding like other cats. Their coat is the softest of any breed. These cats are best suited for indoor living in warm and dry conditions because of their light coat. The Cornish Rex tends to gravitate towards warmth naturally, often finding a...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.