Devon Rex - Pg.2 ❤️

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Devon Rex. History: The progenitor of this breed is a male cat, with unusual curly hair, that lived in an abandoned mine, near Mrs. Cox's house, in Buckfastleigh, a town in Devonshire (England). This cat mated with Mrs Cox's pet cat and in 1960 only one kitten in the litter had curly fur like its sire’s: this male kitten was named Kirlee: it had huge, low-set ears that gave it a pixie-like appearance, accentuated by large, inquisitive eyes and short nose. After learning that a breeder was taking an interest in a new type of cat with a very short, wavy coat, called the Cornish Rex, Mrs. Cox proposed Kirlee for the breeding program, but the result of the mating was disappointing because the offspring had normal hair. Thanks to this experiment, however, the existence of a second gene was discovered: the Devon Rex. The experiments continued and, through numerous crossings, the Devon and the Cornish specified their own characteristics. The CFA recognized the breed in 1979 without distinguishing between Devon and Cornish. General Appearance: The appearance of the Devon Rex is very curious and atypical. The body, solid and muscular, is slender and of medium size. The small head is slightly longer than wide, and the muzzle is short. The eyes, well-spaced from each other, are large and lemon-shaped; their color matches that of the coat. The legs are medium-fine boned, and the rear ones appear higher than the front ones. The tail, of medium to slim proportions, is long, tapering to a point and covered with short, wavy hair.

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