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Selkirk Rex

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Despite their cute and docile images, Selkirk Rex cats who do not like being on the lap all the time are quite active and fun.


The Selkirk Rex breed, which is named with different names due to the appearance of its feathers and thick fur, is also known as the “sheepskin cat”. The Selkirk Rex cat, which has a genetic link with Cornish and Devon Rex cats, was born as a result of a natural genetic mutation.

The birth date of the Selkirk Rex breed, which first appeared in Montana, is known as 1987. These cats, which were born in an animal shelter, we’re owned by Jeri Newman, a local cat producer, and soon their production began.

Selkirk Rex cats were first recognized in 1990. It was in the 2000s to be recognized by all international organizations.

Weight – Dimensions

Selkirk Rex cats weigh between 4.5 and 7 kilograms.


This breed has a shorter life span than other cat breeds. On average, it is observed that he lived between 10 and 15 years.


Selkirk Rex race, which has a genetic kinship with Rex breeds, has a calm structure due to this kinship. The Selkirk Rex cat, which also features the Persian and British Shorthair cats, is much more active compared to these breeds.

Although it has a calm structure, Selkirk Rex does not like cats sitting on lap a lot. This race, which usually spends time playing games and exploring the area, has become a master at involving its owner when it is time to play.

Selkirk Rex cats are especially interested in bright objects. This race, which enjoys playing with flashlights, luminous toys, and similar objects, can see bright lights on television as games. If you are considering owning a Selkirk Rex cat, be prepared to watch the interesting movements of your cat.


Selkirk Rex cats require more attention as their feathers are different from other breeds. Just scan it a few times a week. Since this breed is molting, you must regularly comb it.

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