Cornish Rex cat

Cornish Rex Cat Breed

Size
Small to medium, with males weighing 6 to 9 pounds and females weighing 5 to 7 pounds
Coat
Short, extremely soft and silky
Color
White, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lavender, silver, smoke and tabby, plus various patterns and shadings

Bat-eared, big-eyed and wavy-coated, the Cornish Rex has a distinctive look and exceptionally silky coat due to not having guard hairs like other breeds. This active cat has a small, whippetlike body and loves to climb, leap and sprint. With kittenlike antics that last a lifetime, this feline likes to be where the action is. The Cornish Rex is perfect for those who want a cat to participate in their family life.

Did you know?

On July 21, 1950, in Cornwall, England, Nina Ennismore discovered that her domestic British Shorthair, a tortoiseshell-and-white cat named “Serena,” had given birth to a cream-colored male with tight rows of tiny curls that looked like a miniature lamb. Ennismore named the kitten “Kallibunker” and the breed Rex as it resembled the wavy fur of the Astrex rabbits she raised and exhibited.

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