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

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.

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

A new study from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, describes a curly haired cat breed, the Selkirk Rex, as genetically distinct from previously known breeds.

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2007-12-13 19:57:04

The Selkirk Rex has very curly hair and whiskers, but unlike other rex cats the hair is of normal length and not partly missing. Also unlike other rex cats the Selkirk's gene for curls is dominant. The breed originated in Montana in the late 1980s when an unusually coated kitten was placed with a Persian breeder. Miss DePesto (the kitten) after being bred to a black Persian male had half a litter of Selkirk Rex kittens, and half straight-haired kittens, which showed that the gene had an...

2007-12-13 19:39:03

The LaPerm is a rex breed of cat from the US with curly fur "“ the tightest curls on the throat, base of the ears, and the belly of each cat. It comes in many colors and patterns and is not related to any other rex breeds, because a dominant gene causes its curls, unlike most rex's recessive genetics. The coat is the defining feature of the LaPerm; made up of soft waves, ringlets and curls it resembles a shaggy perm, thus the name. The LaPerm is a moderately sized cat with a muscular...

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...

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...

2007-12-13 14:28:03

The Exotic Shorthair, a cross between the American Shorthair and the Persian is a breed of cat first created in the 1960s. The breed is often referred to as the "Lazy man's Persian" because it has the same body type and personality as a Persian but lacks the long haired coat that requires so much grooming. The body of the Exotic Shorthair is round, compact, powerful, and low to the ground. Its head is massive and rounded, as are its cheeks. About the only thing not rounded on its face is...

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