Home of the Most Southern & Sweetest Selkirk Rex
GC, BW LaPurr'fect Bluebell
#1 LH Selkirk Rex in CFA 2001-2002
The First Selkirk Rex to become a Grand Champion in 2 shows in CFA,
also the 1st SR to Grand in the Southern Region of CFA!
~Dilute Calico Van's;
Country Curls "The Scent of Jasmine"
~Lilac & Chocolate's (Future)
Country Curls "My Shining Starr" of KalicoKitz
~Lilac & Chocolate's Calico's (Future)
~ Brown Tabbies
*With occasional dominate colors such as Black's, Reds, White's,
Country Curls Cattery is located outside of Tampa, Florida in a
small town called Thonotosassa… I have a few acres to raise my animals
& children on. I saw my first Selkirk Rex in the Annual 2000 CATS
Magazine where IW RW SGC Oatree Cream Kid of Moonglo (a cream SH
male) was the most beautiful cat in that magazine and I knew I had
to have one! I was drawn to their curly coats & unique look! This
cat is truly a CAT IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, as the hair is so soft &
is a pleasure to run your fingers through. They have curly coats
from birth. There are short, medium & long hairs as well as the
types of curls differ, from waves to ringlets. Selkirk Rex breeds
continue to develop the gene pool as one of the newest breeds. We
can outcross to Persians, Exotics, & British-Shorthairs but the
majority of the SR breeders tend to stay with using more Persians.
The Selkirk Rex has been in the development for more than 13 years
and began when a curly cat named Miss DePesto was rescued from the
Bozeman Human Society by an employee who recognized her unusual
coat. Her friend Jeri Newman who was a Persian breeder discovered
that Miss DePesto was the locus of a mutant gene that was later
confirmed by geneticists! Miss DePesto was breed to a black Persian
which resulted in half of the litter being curly & half being straight-haired.
She was breed only 5 times, once to PhotoFinish, twice to Oscar,
one to Mr. Rogers & once to a shaded golden Persian (CH Razberrilane
Purrpower of Big Sky). Hair samples from Oscar & Lil'Bopeep's Snowman
were sent to genetics experts, along with background information
on the origin of the breed and because this gene proved to be dominant,
unlike the Devon or Cornish Rex, it was obviously different from
either one! In the 10 years that followed, breeders from around
the world worked together to develop a breed that would be accepted
into the Cat Fanciers Association. On May 2000 the Selkirk Rex advanced
into the Championship status in CFA
They primary purpose of my cattery is to help shape the development
& to promote these fantastic cats into the show world & into homes
where people can enjoy their sweet dispositions & beautiful curly
coats~! I show mostly CFA but also TICA when they come to Florida
& occasionally with ACFA. All my cats can be registered with all
3 associations, although mainly CFA. All my kittens/cats are guaranteed
by a written CONTRACT . I am a fairly small breeder so I am limited
to a number of litters per year. However, if you would like me to
put your name on a request for a kitten list, which I call a Waiting
List, I would be glad to contact you & let you know when I have
kittens & what's available! I don't let my kittens leave until they
are 10-16 weeks depending on whether they are going to a pet home
or show home! My kittens/cats are all vet checked & come with Health
Certificates, shots/vaccine records, Feline Leukemia tested (negative),
worm checked (negative)/dewormed and I am in the process of testing
all my breeding males & females for PKD & FIP titers. I do except
payments via PAYPAL , cashiers check, money order, personal checks
but kitten will not be sent until bank cleared!
DEPOSITS are nonrefundable!
I want to give a special Thanks to Mary Jones of Nitewind Cattery
for my first LH Selkirk Rex female, which was the #2 LH Selkirk
Rex in CFA 2001-2002 – CountryCurls "Prissy" of Nitewind, who unfortunately
crossed the Rainbow Bridge in September 2002, due to unfortunate
circumstances beyond God's control. However, she was loved & will
always be remembered!
#2 LH Selkirk Rex in CFA 2001-2002
I also want to Thank Debra Sutherland of La'Purrfect Cattery for
my second Selkirk Rex LH female – GC, BW La'Purrfect Bluebell, who
has been a true inspiration & has accomplished many new goals for
the new Selkirk Rex breed. She was the first Selkirk Rex EVER to
grand in 2 shows in CFA. She was the #1 LH Selkirk Rex in CFA 2001-2002!
I think above all, we should thank Jeri Newman for the organization
of our precious & delightful Selkirk Rex breed!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to say Thank You Very Much to my Best Friend & Colleague,
who has helped me with my Website! Michele Aughenbaugh of KalicoKitz
and B & M Design
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*GOD BLESS ALL!!!!!!!