Selkirk Rex - The cat is more like the fruit of a long and painstaking work of a master felting from wool than a real animal. The breed of curly-haired pets is the youngest in comparison with other rexes and differs from the short-haired counterparts most noticeably. Hands reach and stroking a toy cat with a long corrugated fur and a kind expression of its muzzle. And he himself will gladly substitute his fluffy carcass for affection. Selkirk Rex cat will please the owner with its mild disposition and light character.
Selkirk origin story
In America, in the state of Montana, an ordinary pregnant cat got into a small shelter. In the summer of 1987, she gave birth to several kittens, one of which surprised the employee with her unique appearance. The cub had emerald button eyes and a wavy thick fur.
The woman reported the find to the felinologist with an experience who was engaged in breeding Persian cats - Jerry Newman. An experienced breeder took home a charming creature and later tied it with a black Persian. As a result of their union, offspring appeared, half of which looked like typical Selkirk Rex kittens.
After a successful crossing, Jerry Newman continued his experiments, while simultaneously observing the life of the new pet’s mother. It turned out that she did not bring any more rex. This could mean that Selkirk appeared due to a sudden natural mutation.
The amazing daughter of an ordinary cat became the ancestor of a curly breed. During the breeding of a new species, the felinologist made an unexpected discovery - the gene responsible for the characteristics of the coat was dominant. If in the case of other rex cats, in order for a kitten with a curly hair to be born, both parents must pass this hereditary information to him, then Selkirk Rex needs only one.
Based on the generous gene pool of the animal, the breeder decided that Selkirk-Rex cats can be both with a long and a short fur coat, and they will delight cat people with a variety of colors. When compiling the breed standard, Newman realized that he was not entirely satisfied with the appearance of the cat - the ancestor of curly-haired cats. Therefore, he took her son as a sample with more rounded body shapes and an exterior similar to a Persian.
Within a few years, Selkirk Rex cats receive approval from the influential TICA, and at the same time the opportunity to participate in exhibitions. Such a rapid advance was made possible thanks to the serious work of the nurseries to establish the characteristic features of the pet's appearance and expand its gene pool. By 1994, Selkirk-Rex became the champion.
Description of Selkirk Rex
Cats Selkirk Rex of medium or moderately large size. Although these pets look like weightless fluffs, they weigh about 5-7 kg.
They have a stocky, dense trunk with a heavy, powerful skeleton and a wide chest.
The limbs are short, solid, strong with large round hard pads on the legs. The tail is proportional to the length of the body, tapers slightly towards the tip and ends with a magnificent roundish brush. It is unlikely that in the appearance of such rex there is a trait that would give them grace or sophistication. Rather, they look like clumsy, good-natured shaggy bears, although most catwalkers like to compare them with sheep.
Selkirks have a round head of medium size, like Persian "relatives". Chubby cheeks, a wide and slightly convex forehead, developed by the chin and a small upturned nose stand out on the muzzle. Vibrissas, by the way, curl in cats, like wool. Ears of usual sizes are widely spaced, locators are rounded, with sharp tips. The soul mirrors of cats in the form of large round buttons are widely spaced. Eye color can be absolutely anything.
There are cats Selkirk Rex and long-haired, and short-haired. And for those and others, the coat is dense, soft to the touch, curly, with a thick undercoat. Curls are randomly located throughout the body, rather than ordered waves. Around the neck, on the stomach and tail, the hair curls more strongly. The difference between the two types of Selkirk Rex is most noticeable when looking at these areas: for owners of a short fur coat, the length of the hair throughout the body is approximately the same. The wool of other selkirks is not like plush, it is longer in the same areas.
All color options and patterns are allowed, but cats with a monochromatic color of saturated shades are valued higher. Rexes with a spotted skin, two-tone, gray-coated - smoky or silver, purple and chocolate are quite common. There are albinos - with the type of color Mink or Sepia. It is important that the color of the iris, nose, paw pillows is in harmony with the cover.
It is worth noting that when choosing a kitten, you need to pay attention to the quality of the coat and the nature of the curl of the parents. The hair of a cat’s cub, as a rule, loses its curly-haired property some time after birth and restores by 8-10 months. So the luxurious curls of a monthly kitten do not guarantee that by the age of two, when his exterior is fully formed, his fur coat will remain as chic. Factors such as gender, age, climatic conditions and hormonal background (especially in kitties) also influence the features of the coat.
Characteristics of Selkirk Rex
All breeders praise representatives of this breed. Cats even have groups of fans who passionately love them and boldly claim that this is the best pet you can wish for. What character traits do Selkirk Rex cats ideal:
Cheerfulness. They inherited this quality from the British Shorthair ancestors. It is unlikely that anyone saw Selkirk-Rex falling into despondency. Such cats are always in high spirits, therefore, almost around the clock ready for games, affection and other forms of communication. They allow their masters to stroke and squeeze themselves as much as they like.
Friendliness. And this trait went to cats from the Persians. For long-haired rex, completely atypical aggressive behavior. They are kind and patient with young children and other pets. Unlike furry brothers, they lack a sense of jealousy or desire for superiority. Selkirk does not want to be a leader; he is content with the position of companion and friend.
Moderation. Selkirk-Rex cats are sedate and unhurried, but this does not mean that they are bedridden. Curly pets are curious, resourceful and quick-witted. They love to play, but they know where and how to splash out their energy. Although cats are very affectionate and sociable, they will not bother with their affection and love if they understand that the owner is busy or not in the mood. Instead, they will calmly lie beside them, reassuringly murmuring.
Care and maintenance of the breed
In general, pets are not whimsical in grooming, but since they are thoroughbred cats, they need special care.
The magnificent thick corrugated wool of selkirks needs to be combed regularly, as they are prone to plentiful molting. For this reason, they cannot be wound up for allergy sufferers. Excessive hair loss and strong production of allergen substances can lead to an aggressive reaction of the human body. They should also be bathed more often than ordinary murks.
As for nutrition, it is recommended to feed them with either high-quality feed, or natural products with the addition of vitamins. It can be fresh meat (processed with boiling water), cereals and offal.
We should not forget about standard procedures: clipping, clipping ears. Due to the fact that inside the locators of cats are abundantly pubescent, some individuals suffer from excessive production of earwax.
Selkirk Rex can be called healthy cats. But this can be expressed very carefully and conditionally, since their gene pool is a mixture of genes of many representatives of the cat world. And they, unlike descendants, suffer from various ailments. At the moment, no serious genetic diseases have been identified in the breed described. The health of animals that continue the genus is zealously monitored by nursery employees.
Curly selkirk rex live for about 17 years.
Cats Selkirk Rex as if radiate kindness and sunny cheerfulness. This is a dedicated companion and energetic gaming companion. Moreover, they help relieve stress to their household by warming them with a shaggy, curly fur coat and gently purring. They suit everyone - and single people, as they will always be near, and families with children or animals, pets are polite, intelligent and sensitive to everyone. The only exception is allergy sufferers, but even with careful and regular care of the cat they can find a common language with him.
Curly kitten was born as a result of a mutation in one of the animal shelters in Wyoming, located in the US state of Michigan.
An amazing little girl whose curly hair turned out to be not only wool, but also the vibrissas so impressed the girl-employee of the shelter that she turned to a friend bridder for advice. So the young Mies de Pesto of nAfeys was in the nursery of Jackie Newman. Soon after the cat was one year old, she was tied to the cat Persian. And two months later a litter appeared in which of the six kittens, three were as curly as their mother, and one of them was also long-haired. This allowed the bridder to conclude the dominance of the curly hair gene. This was surprising, because the rest of the rexes were born only as a result of a recessive mutation.
Subsequent breeding work, during which Mies de Presto crossed with his own son, led to the birth of the second generation of wavy kittens - carriers of the dominant Rex gene. One of the kittens appeared with straight hair, but his children were also curly.
In further experiments, until 2015, Selkirk Rex was also crossed with Exots, Americans, and Brits with short hair.
Now only interbreeding is allowed. Officially, this species was first registered in the USA at the end of the last century, now it is already in many American and European international felinological organizations.
General characteristics of the breed
The TICA system classifications give the following description for cubs:
- Head. Rounded, large, with round cheekbones. All lines are smooth, the forehead is wide, voluminous, rounded.
- The chin is strong, strong, rounded square.
- Nose. Short and relatively wide, with a pronounced break.
- Mustache and eyebrows. Curly or curly.
- Neck. Short, strong, solid, covered with curly hair.
- The ears. Medium in size, widely spaced, large at the base, tapering at the top, the tips smoothly rounded. The edge of the ear is curly.
- Eyes. Large, rounded, set wide. The color is usually characteristic of the color of the coat.
- Body. Strong, wide, muscular, squat, closer to the structure of the kobby.
- Paws Medium long, muscular, broad, strong. The foot is round, thick.
- Tail. Medium-long, wide, slightly tapering towards the end and pumping roundness.
- Sizes. Medium and large individuals. The male is much more powerful, the cats are smaller, but "elegance" is not permissible.
- Weight. Females - three to four, males - four to seven kilograms.
- Wool. The main hair and small undercoat are curly or slightly curly. Soft and silky to the touch. Most clearly, curl is expressed on the neck, abdomen and “panties”. Straight hair is also found in the integument. Short and longhair individuals are permissible. With a short cover, a dense undercoat, wavy hair, the ends of the hair are tightly curled. In longhair - characteristic curls.
- Color. All colors, stains, medallions are allowed. Not matching eye color to coat color is acceptable.
- Crossbreeding. Allowed only interbreed.
- overly heavy body type
- sophisticated eastern backbone,
- small, weak chin,
- too short or long muzzle,
- insufficiently wavy coat.
- defects, fractures of the tail,
- cryptorchidism - undescending one or both testicles into the scrotum,
- irregular structure of the eyes - elongated or with an inclination,
- lack of curls.
It has been noted by all systems that individuals are always born curly, the hair straightens in a few weeks, and by ten months the animal again has a completely curly coat. The final formation of the animal occurs by two years. The quality and waviness of the coat is due to the degree of spontaneous mutation of the dominant gene.
Individuals born with straight hair are called silkirk straights.
The nature of Selkirk-Rex turned out to be unusual due to such a large number of breeds that participated in breeding these "teddy bears":
- the silent
- love to play, but in moderation,
- affectionate, glad society of the owner and devoted to him,
- absolutely good-natured
- friends with other pets
- not stressed
- have a high level of intelligence.
Excessive gullibility of the “sheep” makes them easy prey for evil dogs, so you should not let these pets out on the street alone.
"Teddy Bears" can charm any person. Every year this breed increases its popularity.
History of breed origin
In 1987, a domestic crippled cat was brought to a cat shelter (USA), which gave birth after 5 kittens, one, or rather, one of which surprised the shelter workers with curly hair and a wavy mustache.
The bicolor curly creature was taken by the breeder Jerry Newman, awarded with the complex name Miss DePesto of Noface. The very next year, DePesto started an affair with a Persian cat and brought 6 babies from him, three of whom went to their mothers, inheriting wavy hair (both short and long).
Jerry Newman combined in the name of the new breed the Selkerk mountain range (in the vicinity of which they found the cat that gave birth to DePesto) and the term rex, meaning curly hair. True, unlike other rexes, the gene of undulation in Selkirks turned out to be dominant.
For thirty years, the breed, recognized in 1992, has conquered the whole world from America to the European continent.. Selkirk-Rex came to Russia at the end of the past century. The breed is now recognized by TICA, CFA, WCF, ACF and ACFA.
Description of the Selkirk Rex breed
Cats such as exotic shorthair, Persian, American shorthair and British shorthair participated in its creation.
Cats are now described as animals with powerful bones, from which physical strength emanates. Medium to large size. Cats (weighing 4-7 kg, sometimes more) are traditionally larger than cats. The latter weigh from 3 to 4 kg.
On a round head there should not be flat sections, and the skull is distinguished by pronounced cheeks. The muzzle is round, of moderate width, with developed pads of vibrissae. The length of the muzzle is equal to half its width. The profile of the cheeks is noticeable, and the tip of the nose, chin and upper lip are located on the same line. The back of the nose is located below the line of the eyes, the nose itself is slightly curved.
The chin is proportional and strong, the eyebrows and vibrissa curl. The ears are medium, widely set, fit into the round shape of the head. The wool in the auricles also curls. The eyes are round and large, in color harmonizing with the color of the coat. Different colors of the iris are found in white cats. Typically, the eyes have the following shades:
The physique is harmonious: the case is rectangular, but not long. The hips and shoulders are approximately the same in width. The limbs are strong, proportionate to the body, relying on powerful rounded paws. The tail is medium, proportional to the body, with a rounded tip and thick at the base.
Description of the breed Selkirk Rex
Cats of the Selkirk Rex breed are medium and large, and heavy bone gives a weight of 3-6 kg in cats, 5-8 kg in cats.
Breed standard and detailed description according to TICA organization:
- The head is round, full cheeks, a wide and round forehead, a powerful chin, a short, square muzzle, protruding beyond the cheeks in profile, curly mustache and eyebrows,
- Ears are medium sized, rounded with pointed tips, set wide,
- The eyes are large and round, set wide,
- The body is a semi-kobby type, muscular, rectangular with a slight rise towards the pelvis, full chest, short and thick neck,
- Paws - medium length, strong bone, large and round paw pads,
- Tail - thick, tapering to the tip, medium length,
- Wool - can be short or long, randomly curly, most curls on the neck and tail, with a thick undercoat. Curl on the back can be different depending on seasonal and hormonal changes, especially in cats. The coat continues to develop until the cat is 2 years old. In this case, kittens can be born curly, then usually lose their curls and begin to curl again by 8-10 months.
These are loving and patient cats, collecting the best features of the breeds, with the help of which they were selected. Like the British Shorthair, these are very sedate and laid-back animals, like the Persian - very cute and affectionate, like the exotic shorthair - mischievous and playful even in adulthood. And these character traits are emphasized by their toy-plush wool, which you just want to touch.
Selkirk rex quickly becomes attached to the owner, easily gets used to children and other animals. He loves company and talking, therefore it is better not to leave him alone for a long time. It is noted that these cats feel good mood and even human pain. They will always come to comfort you when you are in a bad mood, or they will lie on your sore spot to help.
Type of coat, color
While the breed was in its infancy, the Selkirks were bred with British Shorthair, Exotics and Persian cats. But since 2015, the requirements have been tightened and now only animals of the same breed (Selkirk-Rex) are involved in mating.
Two wavy varieties are known - short-haired and long-haired. But sometimes kittens with straight hair appear: these babies are called Selkirk Straights. In curly kittens, curls straighten after a while to spin again at 8-10 months of age. The fur acquires its completed appearance by the age of two.
It is interesting! Selkirks, unlike other curly breeds, have 3 types of hair (straight, slightly wavy and distinctly curly). In addition, not only the top coat is curled, but also the undercoat and awn, and the curls themselves are very randomly scattered.
As a rule, increased curliness is noted on the neck, abdomen and “panties” of Selkirk-Rex. In short-haired specimens, the fur is wavy-plush, in long-haired ones it is decorated in flowing curls. For cats of this breed, any color is acceptable, both mono and polychrome, including white, silver, black and white, white-red, blue and cream.
Selkirk Rex Character
Breeders claim that Selkirks (due to the successful combination of the source breeds) are perhaps the most compliant of all domestic cats. From British Shorthair they took equanimity and nobility, from exotics - love of life and playfulness, from Persian cats - love and devotion.
It is interesting! Selkirk-Rex is friendly to strangers, condescending and not jealous of any domestic animal, gentle and patient with young children, but, of course, especially attached to the owner.
Selkirk Rex, almost more than any other breed, including all Rex, seeks close contact with a person, which makes it difficult to part with it for a long time and even become depressed.
By the way, the Selkirks are distinguished by another surprising feature - they are excellently trained and amenable to training, just because they are trying to please their master and want to be with him. It doesn’t matter what your joint leisure will be (games, combing, stroking or walking) - Selkirk-Rex will be happy with any kind of communication.
Care and Health
Selkirk rex is a fairly young breed, and so far no diseases characteristic of these cats have been noticed. Health problems may arise due to impurities of other breeds, which until 2015 were allowed for outbreeding (crossbreeding). Most often, it can be polycystic kidney disease from Persians and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from British Shorthair. But experienced breeders try to prevent cats with such hereditary diseases for breeding Selkirk Rex.
The average life expectancy of the breed is 17 years.
In general, the features of caring for these cats are determined by their thick hair. Selkirk Rex requires more frequent bathing than other breeds. In addition, curly hair in the ears can cause irritation and excessive production of earwax.
In addition, Selkirk Rex is prone to molting, so they can not be wound up for people with allergies. It also means that cats need to be combed out regularly and accurately.
Selkirk Rex needs to be fed in the same way as other breeds. At choice: either a balanced high-quality feed, or natural nutrition with vitamins. It should be raw meat (it needs to be doused with boiling water), offal, cereal. Vitamin complexes are very necessary to maintain the health of long hair.
The next photo shows how Selkirk Rex looks
The standard allows all types of colors and patterns. Pure saturated color is preferred. Spotted selkirk rex, sepia and mink are often found as varieties of albinos, bicolors, silvery / smoky, chocolate and lilac.
The color of the eyes, nose and paw pads should be combined with coat color.
How much is
The price of this breed starts from 12 thousand rubles (4.5 thousand UAH). As usual, the cost varies depending on the gender of the kitten, his external data, class, pedigree. It is worth noting that since 2015, the breeding of Selkirk Rex by crossing with other breeds is prohibited. From now on, a real Selkirk Rex both parents must be of the same breed.
Where to buy Selkirk Rex
Although Selkirk Rex is considered a fairly young breed, nurseries for its breeding work in most CIS countries. In particular, many breeders in Russia. One of these nurseries is located in Moscow http://www.show-cats.ru/
In Ukraine, breeders of British cats are engaged in breeding of this breed.
For example, in Kiev there is a nursery “Joy my soul” http://joymysoul.com/
There is a nursery Selkirk Rex in Minsk http://www.glamorcat.ru/
If you decide to buy Selkirk Rex not from the official nursery, but from individuals, read reviews about the seller. The kitten should at least be vaccinated.
Rules of maintenance and nutrition
The unique coat is very unusual and beautiful, but caring for it is quite difficult, especially for long-haired individuals.
The following factors affect the quality and appearance of the coat:
- weather (temperature and humidity)
- age and health status of the pet,
- childbirth and lactation of the female,
- psychosomatic causes.
In order for the pet's fur to always be well-groomed, you should purchase:
- special metal comb with rare teeth
- massage brush for animals,
- milling cutter
- scissors with round tips,
- spray gun
- lotions for eyes, ears and wool,
- a napkin or a suede glove.
Curls should be combed carefully without causing pain to the pet. Short hair is combed out twice a week at least. Long-haired individuals will have to inspect and tidy their coat twice a day, otherwise tassels will form quickly, because the undercoat of these pets is quite voluminous and also wavy.
After using the massage brush, the hair straightens. But it is enough to sprinkle it with water or lotion from a spray bottle and slightly beat with your fingers, as it again begins to curl.
Last but not least, you should spend on suede wool to give it shine.
Often washing a pet is not recommended. When swimming in the ears lay cotton balls. A special zoo shampoo is applied to the sponge. The wool pre-moistened with a shower jet is wiped with a foam sponge, then rinsed and blotted with a dry cloth. The animal should be protected from drafts while the coat and undercoat are completely dry.
Once a week, they inspect and wipe eyes and ears with moistened special means with cotton pads.
Claws are trimmed carefully, not more than once a week.
In matters of nutrition, the teddy cat is unpretentious and is noted for excellent appetite. But, like all thoroughbred animals, one should not give him food from the human table. Such food is more harmful than good. You must purchase special premium or super-premium feeds. As a treat, you can occasionally treat the “teddy bear” with wet pastes, delicious pastes for removing woolen lumps and special “bones” for brushing your teeth.
If you have got a curly-haired baby, then initially you need to give him goat milk or special maternal substitutes. Pet is transferred to dry food, gradually adding a new product to the diet, not forgetting about vitamins and macroadditives.
From birth, these pets usually have good health. Only three genetically inherited defects rarely make themselves felt:
- weak heart - a sore spot of the British,
- kidney pathology - a defect of Persian cats,
- tendency to conjunctivitis — inheritance of exotics.
With the timely detection of diseases and the correct maintenance of a teddy cat, these problems can be dealt with.
As each thoroughbred cat, the little bear needs to:
- organize a balanced diet,
- twice a year to carry out treatment from external parasites,
- deworming once every three months,
- vaccinate annually against rabies and all known feline viral infections.
How to choose and how much it costs
If you decide to have a curly feline “sheep”, you need to pay attention not only and not so much to the appearance of the baby, but to its parents - their type and pedigree.
More than one professional bridder will not be able to tell you with certainty what quality of the coat will be with the pet when it grows up. The development and modification of hair depends on many factors, and is finally formed only by two years. A baby at three months old can still have a straight coat, it should swirl by the age of eight to ten months.
The only thing that can be a decisive factor is the curl of the mustache and eyebrows. If they are straight, then the waviness of the hair will not appear, most likely the baby is not a carrier of the dominant gene.
This thoroughbred animal should be purchased only in professional nurseries, where you will definitely be given a veterinary passport with marks on vaccinations and deworming. If you buy a show-class animal or for breeding, the pedigree of the pet will be an important document.
A pet of this type can be purchased in Russian kennels for ten thousand rubles, the cost of animals of the class "brid" or "show" will be much higher.
Care and hygiene
Each Selkirk-Rex is unique: this applies primarily to curl ornaments. They are very different (with more or less pronounced curly) and are whimsically scattered throughout the body. Throughout life, curls change their structure due to weather, age, ailments, gestation of kittens and lactation, as well as the psychological state of the Selkirk. More attention is required by long-haired pets, especially when molting. They comb out 1-2 times a day, so that no tangles appear.
Tools to purchase:
- long tooth comb
- undercoat brush,
- a furmer for removing old wool,
- blunt scissors to get rid of tangles,
- a suede napkin to wipe the coat,
- atomizer for spraying hair after combing.
Important! Washing is not recommended for all rexes and is allowed only with noticeable contamination of the coat.
Water temperature should not be higher than body temperature (38.3 ° C). The cat is taken by the scruff of the neck and carefully doused with a shower, trying not to get on the head (they put cotton wool in the ears of the pet ahead of time). Wash with a sponge with pre-diluted shampoo, and then rinse with a shower hose as well. A clean cat is wrapped in a towel and wiped with a damp sponge.
Auricles are cleaned once a week (with a cotton pad with petroleum jelly, oil or liquid paraffin). Claws are trimmed as needed, teeth are cleaned once every 7 days. Selkirks may leak eyes. Allocations are removed with a tampon with a neutral antiseptic, excluding tea leaves and chamomile infusion with a light coat color.
How to feed Selkirk Rex
The breed is unpretentious in food: the mustachioed is fed with natural products (+ mineral additives) or factory food of the super-premium class and holistic. Scald the raw flesh with boiling water before serving the meat. Include offal, vegetables, cereals, valuable fish (occasionally), dairy products (without fillers) in the diet.
Taking the kitten from the breeder, feed the baby the usual products for the first week. If he is so small that he needs breast milk, try to give him goat or special milk for kittens, produced by several companies.
Important! Selkirk Rex is prone to gluttony. To prevent the cat from gaining excess weight, try to control his approaches to the bowl and not indulge in food from the table.
"Adult" products are introduced gradually so that the transition is the most natural, not forgetting about vitamins (especially groups B) and microelements.
Diseases and birth defects
Selkirks have high immunity and almost no genetic ailments. True, there are two vulnerable organs, in the activities of which failures are sometimes noted: this is the heart (the weak point of the British Shorthair participating in the selection) and the kidneys (due to the fault of Persian cats).
Another disease that Selkirk-Rex owners may encounter is conjunctivitis. This is the trouble of many cats with big eyes. Depending on the nature of the inflammation, it is treated with folk remedies or consulted in a clinic.
And a disease such as allergy already threatens the feline owners themselves with their increased susceptibility to allergens. And in this regard, long-haired Selkirk-Rex are more dangerous.
What to look for
By the time of purchase, the kitten is dewormed and vaccinated, and the future owner is given a selkirk veterinary passport and pedigree / metric.
Inspect the baby:
- well, if he is well-fed (not pot-bellied and not exhausted),
- there should be no bumps or tumors on the body,
- the coat will be slightly wavy, clean, soft and free of parasites,
- skin - without ulcers, bald patches and damage,
- no discharge from eyes, nose and ears,
- the teeth should be white and even, the gums should be pale pink,
- around the anus should be clean (no signs of diarrhea).
Observe how the kitten walks and runs: noticed gait disturbances - refuse to buy. The little Selkirk is always active and curious, and lethargy is a very frightening symptom.
Selkirk Rex Price
The price of a kitten starts from 5 thousand rubles and reaches 25 thousand. By the way, in Russia there are not many nurseries involved in breeding work with Selkirk Rex. They are in Yekaterinburg, Orel, Bryansk, Samara, Kazan and Moscow.
It is interesting! The prestige of the cattery, the pedigree, the purity of the pedigree lines, the class of the animal, its sex and color, as well as the type of coat, affect the cost of a cat.
Almost all owners of these living plush toys tell about love at first sight, telling about indescribable feelings. It is impossible to part with cozy and affectionate selkirks, especially since the cats themselves are big fans of purring and basking in their master's hands.
The breed is absolutely suitable for children, because it does not know the fatigue in games, and also makes the most unceremonious manipulations: jumping on the stomach, pulling the tail, tweaking the muzzle and trying to climb onto the back.
It will also be interesting and useful:
According to the owners, Selkirk-Rex, the latter are able to get along in any community, from whom it was composed: of cats, dogs, children or strangers. The only thing to take care if the Selkirk settled in the house is the lack of food in the public domain. The cat eats everything that is not pinned up, which is why portions are strictly dosed.