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 Selkirk Rex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Selkirk Rex is a breed of cat with highly curled hair, including the whiskers (vibrissae).
Unlike the Devon Rex and Cornish Rex, the hair is of normal length and not partly missing, and there are longhair[1] and shorthair[2] varieties.
The Selkirk Rex originated in America in 1987, with a cat named Miss DePesto, who was bred to a Persian, producing three Selkirk Rexes and three straight-haired cats.
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 Cats and Kittens Magazine Selkirk Rex Breed Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When Jeri Newman of Livingston, Montana, introduced the Selkirk rex to the world in the late 1980s, she explained that breed was the namesake of a mountain range in Wyoming, close to the town where the matriarch of these curly-haired cats had been born.
The Selkirk rex, the third rex cat to appear on the North American show bench, is markedly different from the two rex breeds that preceded it - the Cornish rex and the Devon rex.
Like any young, still-developing breed, the Selkirk rex exhibits the personality traits of it various components: a certain friskiness inherited from its free-roaming ancestors, tempered by the reserve that is the hallmark of its Persian and British shorthair relatives.
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 * Selkirk Rex - (Cat): Definition
Description The Selkirk Rex was developed from a natural mutation that arose in the United States in a litter of domestic kittens born in 1987...
General: The Selkirk Rex is the result of a dominant, spontaneous mutation that causes each hair (guard, down and awn) to have a gentle wave or curl giving the coat a soft feel...
The Selkirk Rex was developed from a natural mutation that arose in the U.S. Like the other Rex cats, the Cornish Rex and Devon Rex, this breed has a naturally curly coat...
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 Selkirk Rex - The Cat in Sheep's Clothing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Thus the standard originally produced by Jeri to introduce the cat to CFA was meant to describe the "Brit" look she envisioned for the breed.
Rex was chosen because the cat was curly -indicating a change in coat type unlike the American Wirehair and closer to both the Cornish and Devon Rexes.
Other Rexes with curly coats have been found: The Oregon Rex (since died out, specifics of the coat unknown) and the German Rex (determined to be on the same gene locus as the Cornish).
www.selkirkrexcats.org /breedinfo.html   (1705 words)

 jorcon cattery
The Selkirk Rex developed in 1987 as a result of a dominant, spontaneous mutation that causes each hair to have a gentle wave or curl, giving the coat a soft, plush feel.
Selkirk Rex cats are currently bred with Exotic Shorthair, British Shorthair cats and other Selkirks.
Litters produced from a Selkirk bred with the Exotic or British are likely to produce litters with half the kittens born with curly hair and half with straight hair.
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 Cat Fanciers: Selkirk Rex: Cat Breed FAQ
The basis for the Selkirk Rex breed is a mutation that causes a curly coat.
The foundation cat for this breed was a shorthaired, curly coated dilute calico female found in a litter of normal domestic cats born in 1987.
The Selkirk Rex is being selectively bred to a completely different look, much closer to that of the British Shorthair, but distinct from that cat as well, especially in the length of the legs.
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Rex cats get their name from a breed of rabbit that also has curly fur.
The Selkirk Rex and the LaPerm cat differ in that the rex gene for these particular cats is dominant, which means that only one parent needs to carry the gene to produce curly kittens.
There are other cats in the world that have the rexing gene, and of these, the best known is the German Rex.
www.penmarric.ns.ca /Pedigree/Rexinfo/AOVrex.htm   (2450 words)

 Selkirk Rex Cats - Your guide to the Selkirk Rex cat breed
The Selkirk Rex came about through a spontaneous genetic mutation that occurred in the late 1980s which resulted in a cat with a naturally curly coat.
The naturally occurring cat was found in Wyoming and cross-bred with a purebred fl persian cat.
The resulting cross-breed was a large, heavy-boned cat with a soft, plush coat that was full and extremely curly and likened to lamb's wool.
www.kittykondo.com /selkirkrex.htm   (310 words)

 CFA Breed Standard: Selkirk Rex
GENERAL: the Selkirk Rex is the result of a dominant, spontaneous mutation that causes each hair (guard, down and awn) to have a gentle curl giving the coat a soft feel.
Cat in repose appears to be of marking color.
Cats with no more than a locket and/or button do not qualify for this class; such cats shall be judged in the color class of their basic color with no penalty for such locket or button.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/standards/selkirk.html   (2618 words)

 Selkirk Rex. Selkirk Rex, Selkirk Rex Breed Profile, Selkirk Rex Cat Pictures.
Selkirks have medium-length, thick coats, which is why they're often referred to the cat in sheep's clothing.
The Selkirk rex is accepted in all colours and patterns, including colourpoint.
Selkirks are fun-loving cats that stay playful and kittenish well into adulthood.
www.pusscats.com /Selkirk_Rex.htm   (589 words)

 List of cat breeds Article, Listcatbreeds Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A cat breed is an infrasubspecific rank for theclassification of domestic cats.
A cat is considered to be of a certain cat breed if it is true breeding for the traits that define that breed.Only three percent of owned cats belong to a cat breed, and an even smaller percentage of those are suitable for showing.
A breeding certificate proves that a cat belongs to a cat breed byshowing the cat's pedigree back to at least four generations.
www.anoca.org /breed/cats/list_of_cat_breeds.html   (164 words)

 Selkirk Cats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed to stimulate blood circulation and promote good health.
If you have more than one cat, make sure that the shelf is big enough for them to share, and that each cat has it's own place to call home in case they don't want to share.
Even clawed cats may be injured or killed by roaming dogs or running into the path of moving vehicles.
www.avidpets.com /Catbreeds/selkirk-rex.htm   (560 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Selkirk Rex
The Selkirk Rex is being developed as a large, heavy boned cat rather like the British Shorthair in conformation.
These cats' humans must be prepared to take all kinds of hair jokes such as: "The cat with the bad hair day." "Why don't you groom your cat," or "This cat is our dip and dry variety." Such comments lead to the hidden secret: they make you laugh.
Selkirk Rex owners are consistently stopped by people with anxious hands wanting to pet and feel this soft, plush pet.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/selkirk.html   (749 words)

 Selkirk Rex Cat at The Pet Directory.us!
The foundation for this new breed of rex (curly-coated) cats was a unique, curly-coated calico kitten found in a Wyoming animal shelter in 1987.
Selkirks are similar in temperament to the affable British Shorthair and the gentle Persian.
The Selkirk Rex, which may be bred with Persians, Exotics, or British and American Shorthairs, are rectangular, heavy-boned, muscular cats with a round, broad head and a short muzzle.
www.thepetdirectory.us /cats_Selkirk_Rex.htm   (201 words)

 Rex Cats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The wavy fur of these cats, lacking the usual guard hairs of other breeds, gives them a strange, unsleek appearance which is exagerated by their slender, leggy bodies.
Moreover the coat is very thin, therefore the Rex Cats would be at a disadvantage in many climates: they are not properly protected from both cold and heat.
Eastern European breeders are reported to have crossed Rex Cats with Persians to create a longhaired Rex.
www.gorki.net /habits/RexCats.html   (115 words)

 Selkirk Rex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Selkirk Rex Cat and Kitten Central is a comprehensive online resource for those exploring the possibility of adding a Selkirk Rex kitten to their family.
Selkirk Rex kittens with their curly coats and inquisitive playfulness are irresistible to watch.
Selkirk Rex: the Cat that Moved Mountains - An in-depth breed profile from Cats and Kittens Magazine that details the discovery of the Selkirk Rex.
cat-breeds.cats-central.com /selkirk-rex-cat-breed-guide.html   (1146 words)

 Selkirk Rex: FBRL Breed Page
The Selkirk Rex was developed from a natural mutation that arose in the United States in a litter of domestic kittens born in 1987.
Selkirk Rex of today trace their ancestry back to Miss DePesto, a dilute tortie and white.
However, when it was pointed out to her that the Selkirk Mountains were actually located in British Columbia, she admitted that she had, in fact, named the breed after her stepfather.
www.breedlist.com /selkirk-rex-breeders.html   (451 words)

 Selkirk Rex Cat Breed Rescue - Selkirk Rex Cat Adoption
Cat Purebred Rescue (CPR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which was founded in 1994.
CPR is a permanent committee of cat fanciers, affiliated with the "Responsible Cat Fanciers of the Northwest", who seek to improve the life conditions of pedigreed cats of all breeds recognized by the various registries.
The CPR goal is to reduce the abandonment and surrender of pedigreed cats to shelters.
purebredcatbreedrescue.org /selkirk_rex.htm   (249 words)

 Cat Breeds (recognized and unrecognized, common or obscure), Varieties, Mutations, Hybrids, Archaic Names and Synonyms. ...
IRCA claim that the breed came about when a white female cat was involved in a car accident and her subsequent litters were all placid and pain-proof.
The Russian cats practically died out (the Nebelung recreates the longhaired Russian Blue, the Siberian Cat is a longhaired Russian breed, the Karellian is a Russian longhaired bobtail), but the Angora was protected in its native Turkey where it occurs in many colors and patterns (not colorpoint).
The Urals Rex is not a large cat and has a wavy coat of short or medium length, body is strong and muscular.
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 Curly Horse Web | ARTICLES
The rex gene causes the very fine, straight guard hairs to be shortened to the same length as the underhairs, giving the animal the appearance of having been shorn.
The Rex Cat Club This Cat Breeding Club is in the UK, and deals with 4 kinds of Curly Cats - the Devon Rex and Cornish Rex, which are 2 different recessive curly genes (i.e.
Rex Wavy Hamsters There is a bald reference in the begining, and next: "The BHA standard describes the Rex coat as being 'soft and dense, and evenly frizzy.' As with any standard this describes the ideal, and in truth Rex hamsters can range from having tight curls, to slight waves...
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 Zorro - Selkirk Rex - August 1, 1999
With coats curly from birth, these rare cats are known as "Cats in Sheep Clothing." Their coats are soft, thick and plush with non-matting loose curls.
Selkirk Rex cats are medium size with surprising weight.
I am forever having one of my cats help me on the computer (and I know one of these days, they may just catch that cursor!!!).
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 Description Of The Selkirk Rex Cat Breed
Appearance - Selkirks are a medium to large cat, healthy and sturdy.
From the moment they are born, curly kittens can be distinguished from their straight haired littermates by their curly whiskers.
The Selkirk Rex is an active cat with a sweet and endearing personality.
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 Selkirk Rex Cat Breed Information from Consulting Health Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Selkirk Rex is a patient, tolerant, loving cat that enjoys a good cuddle.
Unlike the other Rex breeds -- Devon and Cornish -- the Selkirk Rex is not a good potential alternative for someone with cat allergy.
Interesting breed fact: The founder of the breed originally claimed that she had named the breed after the Selkirk Mountains, near where the kittens were born in Wyoming.
cats.consultinghealth.com /breed_49_selkirkrex.html   (347 words)

 Cats Portal: cat website | cat health | feline health | kittens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cat and Kitten care is a complex subject.
From taming a feral kitten to nurturing an older cat, from cat food to scratching posts, from claw trimming to litterbox training, the following cats links directory will help with cat articles and cat features with all the good information you need for responsible cat care.
From taming a feral kitten to nurturing an older cat, from cat food to scratching posts, from claw trimming to litterbox training, cat health and feline health, articles on kittens, litterbox, cat behaviour, nutrition and much more cat information about caring for your cat.
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Anyone with a photo that they have of a curly Selkirk Rex that they would like placed in the Gallery please forward it through to me. Or a piece that they would like to write on the breed that will be of interest to all.
These are a hardy healthy breed of cats showing no signs of genetic health problems the outcrossing that is taking place must in my opinion be the attributing reason for this.
SELKIRK REX...We are keeping fingers crossed that Kittens will be expected from our lovely new Selkirk male 'Attwaters Jumping Jack' to 'Tigertots Dolores' our pewter female at the end of October!
www.tremariepersians.fsnet.co.uk /selkirk_club   (266 words)

 NBA Cat Club:Selkirk Rex Cats
The Selkirk Rex is one of the newer rex breeds and was granted recognition status by the GCCF in June 2004.
The curly coated Selkirk Rex is a medium to large cat with heavy boning, rectangular semi cobby body resembling a modified British Shorthair.
In February 1992, CFA accepted the Selkirk Rex for registration, in the same year the breed was put into the Shorthair Class as a miscellaneous breed.
www.nbacatclub.co.uk /nba_cat_club_selkirkrex_cats.htm   (741 words)

 Selkirk Rex Cat - kitty-korner.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Selkirk Rex is a breed of cat with highly curled hair, including the whiskers.
When a cat is looking poorly or when you feel there is something not quite right, it usually means your cat is trying hard to move toxins out of her body.
Your cats safety is at danger everytime you let her out of the house.
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 Mystywood Cattery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mystywood Cattery was established in 1989, breeding Exotic Shorthair Cats and is registered with CFA, ACFA, and TICA.
The Selkirk Rex Cat is a curly cat, well built with good boning and is very friendly and loving.
Our current Selkirk Rex breeding program consists of a fl smoke shorthair female, a torti point shorthair female, a blue cream longhair female and a red longhair male.
www.mystywood.com   (197 words)

 selkirkrex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She is also Present in the Kitten and Cats Mag for Nov 2004.
She has received the international honor of Third Best Selkirk Rex Longhair Kitten of the Year for 1999 from the International Cat Association, along with a regional win of Best Longhair Selkirk Rex Kitten.
She has appeared in Germany's Cats publication, as well as in Tetsu's "New Legacy of the Cats." Snow Angel was retired from our cattery to live as a pet.
www.selkirkrex.net /dams.html   (460 words)

 Glossary of Cat Terms: Sable - Semi-Longhair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Scottish Fold Cat: A breed of cat with a natural mutation to its ears with the ear cartilage containing a fold so the ears bend forward and down towards the front of their head.
Selkirk Rex Cat: A breed of cat with highly curled hair, including the whiskers.
Semi-Feral: A cat which, though not domesticated, still lives near and is accustomed to humans, such as barn cats.
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