This cat breed is intelligent, loving, gentle and gets along well with people and other animals. Because the breed was just developed in the 1980s, the Selkirk Rex is not yet as common as some other breeds, but their one-of-a-kind look and personality is definitely worth seeking out.
Regular combing will keep your cat's hair from accumulating throughout the house, as the Selkirk Rex sheds moderately, especially in the summer when shedding is at its peak. The Selkirk Rex cat is a healthy breed that remains active throughout its life, especially with routine care.
Loving, patient, and playful are how people describe their Selkirk Rex friends. Cats are also known to demand attention, but they are generally laid-back. They are good with children and tolerate being handled and held.
Rather than a stocky cat, with a round head and plump cheeks, the Selkirk Rex is one of only four breeds with a curly coat. It is affectionate and affectionate, and so contented that it is known to purr. They are charismatic, playful cats with a very easygoing temperament.
According to the UK's Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the Sokoki cat is the world's rarest domestic cat breed. Originating from the Sokoke forests in eastern Kenya, these cats were previously thought to be a hybrid cross between wild cats, but DNA results have disproved this theory.
A Selkirk Rex kitten can cost anywhere between $600 and $1500 depending on the breeder.
A breeding program was created that initially included Persians, British Shorthairs, Persians, and Exotics until the unique Selkirk Rex form was developed.
The Selkirk Rex comes in long or short hair varieties and the degree of curl in the coat varies with age, sex, climate and season, but the overall look is always that of a plush, soft, luxurious cat.
"They weigh up to 16 pounds, though most are between 14-15 pounds." Just remember that this signature coat is prone to shedding. Like all cats, the Selkirk Rex is not hypoallergenic, so if you have cat allergies, you should talk to a vet before adopting any cat.
The Selkirk Rex originated in 1987 in Montana, USA, with a rescued kitten. The only abnormally coated kitten in the litter was eventually placed with a breeder, Jerry Newman, who named her Miss DiPesto.
The Selkirk Rex weighs between six and sixteen pounds and lives up to thirteen years or more. In addition to the curly coat on this cat, their whiskers are curly too!
The Selkirk Rex cat breed shares a lively, energetic, and friendly temperament with its Rex relatives. She has a lively personality and is patient with teenagers as well as dogs (until they return the affection), making her a great addition to a family with children and other pets.
The rare cat color is albino. To have an albino cat, both parent cats must have two recessive genes and their offspring must inherit both.