It has been proven thousands of times that nature is boundless, and just when you thought you’ve seen everything, the new creation of nature appears! The story of this unusually curly cat dates from 1987 when the first cat of this type was born. Her name was Miss De Pesto and she was one of the six newborn kittens in an animal shelter in Montana. She was so different and beautiful at the same time, so the Persian breeder, Jeri Newman, decided to adopt her.
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The main descendant
As you can guess, that lovely creature was named after a character from the 1980s TV show Moonlighting and soon, Newman had decided to breed her with a Persian cat breed.
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New stars are born
The mix of those two breeds gave us one the most beautiful cat breeds you could ever imagine. The newborn star has been named with kinda’ strange name – Photo Finish of Deekay and later, she produced six gorgeous kittens and three of them had abnormally curly hair.
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It was official! The new cat breed was born thanks to the strong genes of Miss DePesto and it has been given the name The Selkirk Rex – the new cat breed ready to become one of the most popular and most lovable cat breeds. Soon, it got different nicknames like “the cat in sheep’s clothing”, “poodle cat”, and “living teddy bear”. Owners of this cat breed can often hear questions like “Why don’t you groom your cat? “Or “Is your cat having a bad hair day?” but they don’t know that it would be mission impossible to straighten that marvelous hair!
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However, the Selkirk Rex cat breed is for sure one of the most uncommon breeds in the World. Their name came from the name of Newman’s stepfather and it makes them the only cat breed named after a person.
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If you haven’t heard of the latest internet sensation, we will introduce you to him! His name is Albert Einstein and he was named after his famous look alike! Albert, who is a Selkirk Rex cat, has the angriest look among all cats, and he will steal your heart for sure!
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The Grumpy Cat
Look at his eyes and you will taste the real fear! Thanks to his wild locks, he has become the star of the internet, and he lives in Salt Lake City, US.
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Previously rejected cat
You’ve probably forgotten that there is always an interesting life story behind every star! This cat previously was a show cat and was rejected when Mike and Susan Singleton saw him. Soon, this furiously looking cat got a new home and they said that Albert made them wonder if he was real!
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Annoyed but kinda’ cute
One thing is for sure! Albert constantly looks annoyed even when he is happy. This seven-year-old cat spends a lot of his time at the Sagebrush Fine Art Gallery with his owners.
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If you still haven’t decided which cat breed to keep as a pet, we hope that your choice will be the Selkirk Rex. Its soft, tufty fur and distinctive frown are going to melt your heart!
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