Monthly Archives: March 2018
But not so simple. The dominance of the hairless gene in this case is not complete. Kittens heterozygous for this sign partially retain their coat. It can be on the legs, tail, sometimes – to a greater or lesser extent – on the sides, as a rule, the muzzle of such cats is very overgrown, the hair can go beyond the eyes, forming a woolen “mask”. But the degree of overgrowth of heterozygous animals can be very different, even with a seemingly identical genetic formula. This is especially evident in the litter of hybrid kittens (Sphinx X Devon Rex) of the first generation: there can be a complete alignment – from almost completely naked animals to covered with wavy hair all over the body. True, in the latter case, such a kitten will partially lose hair with age, but it will certainly remain on its tail, legs, head, perhaps a little on its sides. But even the hybrid hairless kitten has reduced short hairs along the body, more noticeable and noticeable than the purebred sphinxes. Continue reading
Almost everyone who has dealt with the sphinxes claim that this is the most loving breed of all that has ever been created on Earth. The special character is one of the equally typical features of the sphinx, as well as its naked hot body and unusual appearance. It seems that together with the hair, the sphinx has lost a significant part of feline behavior. I have a wonderful attitude to all representatives of the cat world, I like many breeds, beautiful and amazing in their own way, but I would just like to emphasize that the sphynx is no longer a cat! Obviously, something happens to the psyche of the animal under the influence of a mutation that cardinally changes its appearance. Ask the owners of hairless dogs – Mexican, Peruvian or Chinese Crested – about this, they all will unanimously say that their pets are no longer quite dogs: they are very affectionate and completely devoid of aggressiveness! However, they were considered not just dogs, but special human helpers with magical properties. Continue reading
In 1966, in a Canadian province of Ontario, a normal kitten was born with an ordinary cat. In most cases, this event is considered the beginning of modern hairless breeds. But, in fairness, we note that all attempts to establish a new breed failed, because, for various reasons, it died out by the mid-70s.
In 1978, again in Otario, 3 bald kittens were found in an ordinary street cat. Attempts to breed the hairless cat breed have resumed, and this time have been successful.
Now no one will say for sure, but perhaps naked kittens in Ontario were born before, but it was these three who were taken by kind people to be lucky. They wanted to cure them of “depriving”, but soon realized what kind of kittens they were, and transferred them to “professional” hands. Continue reading