American Curl cats Breed Profile
Coat Type, Color & Grooming:
Curls may be longhaired or shorthaired; in both varieties, the undercoat is sparse, which means that even longhaired Curls are not likely to develop matted coats. Longhairs have a silky, semi-long, close-lying topcoat. Coats are acceptable to breed registries in any color or pattern.
The American Curl is a medium-size, moderately muscular cat. It has a rounded wedge-shaped head and large, walnut-shaped eyes. This cat's most compelling feature is, of course, the backward-curling ears. Kittens are born with "normal" ears (that is, folded down, not standing up until the end of the first week or so), but by three weeks it's evident which kittens are destined to have curled ears. By four months the curl is permanent.
Curls are friendly, affectionate, people-oriented cats, and make playful companions. They are even-tempered cats that adapt well to other pets in the household and actually seem to enjoy being around children.
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