Recently, the Internet lost its collective mind when pictures of a curly haired kitten surfaced, making a lot of people wonder where this little fellow came from. Although uncommon, curly haired cats exist since 1987 when a kitten named Miss DePesto was found by Jeri Newman in a Montana shelter and rescued her.
Newman, turns out, was a cat breeder and quickly noticed that even if Miss DePesto was bred with other types of cats, the gene for the curly hair still prevailed, which through the years led to 4 different breeds of curly haired cats, one being discovered not too long ago in 2012. These felines are often known as ‘poodle cats’ and their personalities tend to be loving and relaxed and not only is the hair in their fur curly, even their whiskers have curls in them.
Today I have discovered Selkirk Rex cats and it has made my week pic.twitter.com/EuyDCPgG3W
— Sarah Wallis (@SarahWallis_) August 5, 2017
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