The Selkirk Rex breed is essentially described as a poodle cat. Researchers describe the feline look as “a cat in sheep’s clothing”.
A new type of fluffy kitty is getting quite a bit of hype. Formally called the Selkirk Rex breed, it is essentially described as a poodle cat.
Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna recently classified the curly kitties as a separate breed, since they are genetically different from their standard feline counterparts. The breed has actually been around since 1987, after a feral cat in Montana gave birth to a litter of five kittens.
One of those tiny creatures had an appearance far different from its siblings. The female kitten immediately sparked interest, as no one had ever reported seeing fur like hers before. The hair was of normal length, but it was thicker and curlier, resembling a poodle.
Researchers describe the feline look as “a cat in sheep’s clothing”.
The poodle kitties aren’t recommended for those with allergies due to the excessive amounts of shedding, but there is a heavy market for the unique cats. The cost to own one can be as high as $1,000.