The Cornish Rex is a unique breed of cat. Not only is it different
looking but it is also different in its fur. The Cornish Rex cat
has only one of the three hair types found on most other cats. It lacks
the outer coat and the guard hairs. It only has the down coat, which is
real hair. Because of this type of hair the Cornish Rex does
not moult. It does have hair coming out like you or I do when we
brush our hair. Most people think this is good for allergies. Yes
and no. The no shedding does relieve you because of no hairs lying
around the house. One thing you must remember the Rex can produce
allergies just as severe as a regular cat.
The Cornish Rex is a small breed of cat. The females can weigh anywhere
from 5-7 pounds and the males 7-10. They appear very fragile but are all
muscle. A Rex should feel heavy to pick up but be nice and
Cornish rex has a small, egged shaped head with large oval eyes which
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upward tilt; high cheekbones; a Roman nose and large ears which are set
high on the head. They should also have an arched back giving them
a nice tuck up, long lean legs and a long whippy tail. The main
thing that makes the Cornish Rex different from other breeds is its
curly coat. When showing a Rex 45
% of your total marks is coat alone. The coat should be evenly
marcelled with no patchy areas. It does tend to differ in the
tightness of the curl depending on the lines that are used.
Apart from looking unusual the Cornish Rex has a wonderful temperament
and is very outgoing. They tend to greet you at the door and like
to be with you most of the time.
They like to ride on your shoulders and just generally be in with all
As you can see they are a very outgoing, busy breed that gives years of
fun and enjoyment!