May be you newer saw a cat like this before ?
The SELKIRK REX has a curly fur - nearly like a sheep - by some called the cat in sheeps clothing .
The race was founded in U.S.A. ca. 20 years ago: A cat with curly fur was found in a cat shelter in Montana. She was named Miss De Pesto. She was adopted by a Persian breeder called Jerry Newman and was to become founder of the Selkirk Rex breed. Miss De Pesto was mated to a persian boy. 50% of the kittens got curly fur and the first matings established the fact that the gene giving the curls is a dominant gene.
The breed is recognizeded in TICA, CFA and other big cat associations , but not yet in FIFe . But we hope this will happen ! To create the necessary gene pool for the race it is for a limited time permitted to outcross with Persian and British shorthair/longhair lines.
The Selkirk Rex cat is a medium sized cat. They come in a Long Hair and a Short Hair version. Some kittens will be straight haired. They have a round head , low ears, set well apart.They have round eyes and curly whiskers . The curls are individual ” waves ”.
They a have sweet, easygoing and calm temper, are very forgiving and they are wonderful companions. They are playful and intelligent and can easily get their way with humans!
In my home they go on very well with the Maine Coons cats.
Our first breeding cats were WHF Shadows Curl and Calico Culs Blue Curly Bear. Arnold Farley kindly brought them to us from U.S.A.
My cattery name is LYKKEN and the cattery is T.I.C.A. registered.
We attended the first TICA show in Denmark where WHF Shadows Curl as in 2 finals ( 6 th. best longhair and 10 th. best longhair). She qualified for the champion title.
This year her son Lykken Peer Gynt is doing very well in TICA shows.
The picture on top of page is Lykken Peer Gynt.
The kittens found new homes and there are no Selkirk Rex plans for the time beeing.