American Curl

American Curl
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Place of Origin: United States
Coat Type: silky, long & short haired
Color: all cat colors & patterns
Temperament: affectionate, people-oriented,
get along with other pets

Where does the American Curl come from?

The first American Curl was originally found in Lakewood, California. In 1981, two longhair kittens were found by the Ruga family. They named then Shulamith and Panda, both were born with the spontaneous genetic mutation of curled back ears. Panda disappeared, but Shulamith become mother and this dominant gene was passed on to her kittens. After selective breeding, the breed was officially recognized in 1986.

At what age does an American Curl’s ears curl?

American Curl kittens are born with straight ears and curl up within the first 4 months. After the ears have curled, breeders can assess the quality of the kittens (pet, breeder, show).

What does the American look like?

The signature curl of the ears are the most distinct attribute of an American Curl. They are medium size cats that weigh between 5-10 lbs. The breed reaches maturity at 2 to 3 years of age. Rough handling of the ears can cause damage to them. Both long and short hair have soft, silky coats with beautifully plumed tails. Walnut-shaped eyes and coats have varied colors and patterns. Undercoat is sparse and they shed very little. They are alert, elegant animals with sweet expressions.

Do American Curls make good pets?

American Curls make very affectionate, loyal companions. They love to be around people. Curls like to sleep in high places, but are content to join you in your bed. They are intelligent and curious animals, and keep a kitten-like quality through their lives. You don’t need to worry about having a one cat house, because Curls get along well with other animals.

Possible Health Issues

No known health issues at this time.

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