Actually, this whole thing is a piece of crap. I met Jeri Newman (the originator of the breed) and have bred Selkirks for many years. Anyone who believes this piece of crap would be willing to buy the bridge I have for sale. Lies, Lies and More Lies. Not a bit of it is true!
I have never read so much rubbish in my life and knowing Serina (Pictured) she is a respected Austrian Vet who has undertaken a lot of research into the breed. Who this 'Big Kitten' is I have no idea and that's someone (Me!) who's been in the breed for 7 years now. The curly coat gene is no different from a human having curly hair, its a naturally occurring gene. In fact, the breed is still outcrossed to Persian's and British Shorthair so this would make the breed stronger rather than weaker. Its a shame journalists have to rely on sensationalism to make people read their poorly thought through diatribes.
25 years later all they can say is they dont know about the health of the cat breed. FFS!!! The typical lifespan of a feline means several generations have passed since inception. Did any of them turn green and melt in front of their owners? Any of them yak up a living furball then croak? Any of them die mysteriously? Has more than one of them suffered any genetic maladies that can be traced back to the 'forcing' of two different varieties of cat to mate? They been doing that, as have differing dog breeds since before they grew legs, walked out of the ocean and started boinking each other on dry land..
Oh I think he/she is pretty cute! Reminds me of my younger days when I had lots and lots of wavy hair. I scared my Dad one morning when I couldn't sleep and got up early to put the coffee on. Well, he had the same idea and when we ran into each other he literally screamed because it looked like I was wearing a fright wig. I miss my Dad very much but I would buy on of these "lamb chops' cat in a heartbeat--if only to remind me of Dad,
I love cats, but, that is NOT a cute cat! Looks like a cat in desperate need of a grooming! Uck.
I do hope this article is a spoof.Because if anyone is creating new breeds of cats when soooooo many are in animal shelters I'm pretty sure Im going to puke.
That cat would be a nightmare to get groomed.
Looks like Sh-tzu fur to me (I have 7) i should know
That what a cat looks like when it licks an electrical outlet.