The American Curl makes people smile because of her unusual ears that curl back and her curious look that resembles delighted surprise.
American Curls are a sociable, people-focused breed that are referred to as the Peter Pan of cats since they maintain their kitten-like characteristics all their lives. The Curl is a wonderful soulmate that gets along well with other animals and kids thanks to her excellent temperament.
The distinctively curled ears of the American Curl form a lovely arc, giving her a lively, alert expression. In addition to their ears, Curls are distinguished by their silky, flat, long or short coat.
More than 13 years
The American Curl’s coat comes in a variety of colours and patterns, including brown, white, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lilac, silver, and golden.
The shorthair and longhair coats of the American Curl are available. Both coats shed very little.
Shorthair Curls, like other shorthaired breeds, only require weekly brushing, however, longhair Curls require twice-weekly combing to prevent matting and tangles.
The American Curl is a fairly healthy breed with no widespread genetic health concerns because of a huge gene pool. To avoid infection, her ears should be examined and cleaned frequently.
A stray, longhaired, black female cat with curled ears who came up (and decided to stay) at the Lakewood, California house of Joe and Grace Ruga in 1981 is the source of the pedigree breed known as the American Curl.
All pedigreed Curls can be traced back to the original American Curl, Shulamith, for whom she was named. Regarding six months after she gave birth, she had curl-eared kittens, which sparked a discussion about the genetic causes of the “novelty” ears and led to the creation of a show breed through selective breeding.
Roy Robinson, a renowned expert in feline genetics, examined data from 383 kittens from 81 litters and discovered that the ear-curling gene is autosomal dominant, meaning that any cat with even one copy of the gene will exhibit the feature.