15 Photos of This Rare Mutated Cat That Looks Like a Teddy Bear Because of Its Curly Fur!

Photo by @gina_and_gepetto on Instagram
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Sep 17, 2020 09:00 AM

Lately, the internet has been blessed with this family of cats from a rare-mutation breed called Selkirk Rex. They have curly hair all over their body, as if they’re bringing back the 80’s trendy perm hair.

The history of this cat is super fascinating as well to know about. Fun fact, this breed started when someone rescued a shelter cat before they’re as popular as now. 

The Selkirk Rex breed was originated in Montana, the USA in 1987. Jeri Newman rescued the only unusually coated kitten in the litter and named her Miss DePesto. Eventually, the cat was bred to a black Persian male, producing three Selkirk Rex breed and three straight-haired kittens. 

Tripboba has collected photos of the Selkirk Rex cat family, Gina, and Gepetto. Gina is the one which is Selkirk Rex breed, and they have bred more Selkirk Rex kittens!

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The breed was then accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1992, the American Cat Fanciers Association in 1998, and the Cat Fanciers’ Association in 2000. This breed includes all colors, including the pointed, sepia, and mink varieties of albinism, bicolors, silver/smoke, and the chocolate and lilac series. 

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