A photo of a very unusual-looking kitten began to spread on social networks. His color is not even red, but closer to orange. But the main thing is curls – a lamb with a cat’s face! Handsome.
The curly-haired kitten is alive, real and has nothing to do with curly-haired Hungarian pigs. No, it’s a feline, just with a unique genotype.
He is not alone in the world and this is just the same problem. It all started in 1987 when a cat named DePesto was born in one of the animal shelters in Montana. A mestizo based on a Persian breed, she was the only one in the litter to have a curly coat.
The cat appeared to the breeder of the “Persians” and he crossed her with a prominent species – all born kittens had similar curls. Here it is, the dominant gene, the basis of the new breed.
Officially the breed is still at the stage of formation and most of the offspring from the “Selkirks” are created with violations. Which kitten is considered a thoroughbred, and which one is a mongrel – that’s another question.
When, in connection with the publication of a photo of an orange curl, this information surfaced again, the favorite entertainment of the Internet began. Those who liked the kitten defended its right and the breed as a whole to exist.
Their opponents reasonably noted that shelters were not created in order to produce stray creatures with random mutations. There is nothing to increase the number of “defective” animals, which will then be thrown out into the street. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle and on the side of the line of dispute.