Her tail is long. Family ruga had been also the first breeders to breed american curl shorthair using domestic cats in their breeding programme.
In about 3 to 5 days the ears start to curl ending in a delicate rosebud shape that gradually unfurls in about 16 weeks.
American curl shorthair cat. Unlike some other breeds where the origin is unknown american curl cats both longhair and shorthair can be traced back to one cat in particular. Thus all american curls can trace back their pedigrees to shulamith. The american curl is a breed of cat characterized by its unusual ears which curl back from the face toward the center of the back of the skull.
Her unique feature of course. American curl cat breeders. Family ruga had been also the first breeders to breed american curl shorthair using domestic cats in their breeding program.
In 1993 the american curl became the first breed admitted to the cat fanciers association cfa championship class with both longhair and shorthair divisions the american curl is a medium sized cat 5 10 lbs and does not reach maturity until 23 years of age. Curl kittens are born with straight ears. The first american curl was shown 1983 in a show in palm springs.
Kittens should be brought to new homes only after theyre 4 months old. This well muscled cat while not large has a long body compared to the overall size. In 1981 a couple living in california found a black longhaired stray cat with unusual curled ears.
The head of the american curl is wedge shaped with eyes that are shaped like a walnut. The breed originated fairly recently in lakewood california as the result of a natural spontaneous feline mutation. On a typical hot june day in 1981 a stray longhaired black female cat with funny ears mooched a meal from joe and grace ruga in lakewood california and moved in.
The breed originated in lakewood california. The american curl breed has its roots in california america. The american curl both longhair and shorthair is a breed of cat characterized by its very distinctive ears which curl back away from the face toward the center of the back of the head.
With almost unheard of rapidity. Shulamith is the original american curl to which all bona fide pedigrees trace their origin. An american curls ears should be handled carefully because rough handling may damage the cartilage in the ear.
Cat fanciers began selectively breeding the cats in 1983 and the new breed named the american curl began to be registered by the cat fanciers association in 1986. They were recognized by the international cat association in 1987 and achieved full recognition from cfa in 1993. In 1987 the american curl longhair was recognized by tica.
American curls originate from domestic cats thus being an extremely healthy breed domestic cats are still used in the breeding program for american curls. The american curl has medium sized bones so she is not a delicate cat despite the length of the body. In 1987 the american curl longhair was recognized by tica.