Cats are simply..purrfect. They are the ideal companions, they are loyal, affectionate, energetic, curious, cuddly, and full of fun!
These playful pets enchant with their almond-shaped eyes, soft fur, small cute noses and paws, and the adorable things they do to entertain us.
Can cats get any cuter?
Well, apparently they can, so let me introduce you to the Poodle Cat!
The breed of this fluffy little cat with curly hair is also known as “a cat in sheep’s clothing”, but its actual name given by researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, is the Selkirk Rex, after the Selkirk Mountains in Wyoming.
The story of this adorable kitten is a Cinderella one, and now, the popularity of “Poodle cats” is skyrocketing!
Back in 1987 in Montana, a litter of kittens was born to a feral cat, and one of them was different from the others.
On his visit to the shelter, Jeri Newman, a breeder specifically for Persian cats, noticed the unique kitten with curly fur, and after adopting it, he gave her the name “Miss DePesto”, after the curly-haired secretary from the TV show “Moonlighting.”
At the point, Newman didn’t know whether her curly gene was dominant or not.
After breeding her with black Persian PhotoFinish, three out of the six kittens born had curly hair. This made the Selkirk Rex the first naturally dominant curly-haired breed.
As you cannot know whether the fur of the newborn kitten is curly or straight, the best sign of a Selkirk Rex in the litter is its whiskers, curly right from the start.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) reports that Selkirks make wonderful pets. Their breed is strong and healthy, and these cats are loving, patient, and tolerant.
If you have one at home, you should ask the local pet store to recommend a shampoo suitable for its delicate hair. Moreover, you should brush them less often than straight-haired cats.
The Selkirk Rex kittens can be long- or short-haired, and they come in various colors. However, they shed a lot, so they are not recommended for people prone to allergies.
These very affectionate cats are playful and attention-seeking, and enjoy cuddling.
And who wouldn’t like to spend a day cuddling with a curly and soft kitten?
Yet, the experience is a bit costly, as one Selkirk kitten can cost you anywhere from $500 to $800.
But it is definitely worth it!