Selkirk Rex Cat - Breed Profile
Breed Description and Pictures Submitted by:
Marilu Souza - CC Bay
"You're sure to fall in love with Cape Cod Rags" "Put a little Curl in
Your Life" At the very least add a "furry friend" to you home.
- Selkirk Rex is one of the newest breeds. Jeri Newman of Montana originated
this curly cat from a housecat. She found Miss DePesto of Noface at a
shelter and bred her to PhotoFinish of Deekay, a black Persian. Miss DePesto
had six kittens, three of them were curly haired kittens. This proved that
unlike Devon Rex and Cornish Rex, Miss DePesto's mutation was dominant.
Curly haired kittens can be born in the same litter as straight haired
kittens. This breed is still in development and they are still out crossed
to Persians, British Shorthairs and Exotics.
Colors and Coats Types Available - Selkirk Rex come in a wide variety
of colors. The curl is soft and plush and is most curly around the neck and
Grooming and Care - These curly cats require regular combing and
bathing to lessen loose hair and remove excess oils. Whether the kitten is
short or long haired good grooming helps keep the coat silky and clean.
Suitable Environment - This breed is not for the organized pet owner.
Humans must be prepared for all kinds of "bad hair" jokes and teasing.
Selkirks may not win the beauty contest but they always win Miss
Personality Traits -
The temperament of the Selkirk Rex reflects the breeds used in its
development. They are out crossed to Persians, British Shorthairs, and
Exotics. They have the laid back reserved qualities of a British Shorthair,
and the playfulness of the Exotics. They most definitely have that cuddly
nature of the Persian and are very patient, tolerant, and loving. They
welcome cuddles and hugs and they feel so soft and plush you will enjoy it
just as much as they do.
These sweet and loving kittens are a joy to be around. You
may be the first in your area to have the distinct pleasure of calling a
Selkirk Rex your "furry friend". Lucky You!
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