Have A Look At Curly Hair Kittens That Will Steal Your Heart
When it comes to cats, their unique traits, such as purring and soft straight fur, immediately come to our mind. That’s why cats with curly hair sound unbelievable, but they do exist! Let’s see the stunning beauty of the felines from the Selkirk Rex breed!
Source: gina_and_gepettoSelkirk Rex cats are characterized by a round head, a short mussel, a chubby body, and gorgeous curls. Here are Tony, Manny, Sosa, and Elvira, four adorable fluffy kittens from Switzerland!
Source: gina_and_gepettoTheir curly fur makes them totally distinguishable from other breeds. Selkirk Rex cats are also called sheep cats, which are inspired by their unusual fur. They first appeared in 1987 in the Selkirk Mountains in Montana, and people named this new breed after the mountains. Their curly hair is the result of a natural mutation from a blue tortoiseshell cat and a white cat.
Source: gina_and_gepettoThe first Selkirk Rex kitten is Miss DePesto, who was named after her breeder- Jeri Newman’s stepfather. Newman then realized that Depesto carried “the dominant curly-coat gene, but also the recessive gene for long hair.” Both feline parents must have at least one copy of the long-hair gene to produce a long-haired offspring.
Source: gina_and_gepettoThis new breed was introduced to TICA’s board of directors back in 1990 and quickly gained its reputation. It was classified into the miscellaneous class by the CFA two years later and won the CFA championship status in 2000.
Source: gina_and_gepettoThough Selkirk Rexes are renowned for their curls, some of them have straight fur. Their hair becomes more fixed when they grow up, but it is still so soft that some give the cats the title “teddy bears”.
Source: gina_and_gepettoThe four curly kittens from Switzerland have become famous on social media with over 111k followers on Instagram. Their angelic curls seem to bring people's enthusiasm for cats to a new level!
Source: gina_and_gepettoIf you find they adorable, don't hesitate to share them with your friends and family. Do you want to own a Selkirk Rex in the future? Let us know your opinion in the section below, and please check out other posts on our site for more intriguing stories!
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