The origination of curly haired kittens was Miss DePesto
A photo of an orange curly cat became popular on the Internet last week. The photo was shared with the following note: “I’ve never seen a cat with curly hair.” And also many of us. But the kitten’s hair isn’t a trick.
The cat’s breed must be the Selkirk rex and it’s origination comes from the unusual saved cat named Miss DePesto.
Miss DePesto was born in 1987 in a Montana shelter. Her four siblings had straight hair, but she had unusual curly hair. A local breeder adopted her.
She mixed the kitten with a black Persian and six curly-haired kittens were born. The breeder understood, that the curly hair is a dominant genetic feature of Selkirk rex.
Miss DePesto was the origination of all of this.
The curly kitten was born in 1987 and also had four straight haired siblings.
A local breeder realised her curly hair is a dominant genetic feature.
The woman mixed her with a black Persian and they had six curly haired babies.
She called them Selkirk rex to demonstrate, that their amazing coat was curly.
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