I adopted a full grown Himalayan about half a year ago and when he came to me he was shaved, now his hair is finally getting longer but as it does, I've found it curls like ringlets. He gets combed every day so it's not lack of attention,it's really just naturally curly. His whiskers curl up into his face, all of them, they just grow that way, so I assume he has some strange curl gene...but I can't find another case like him online so I was just wondering if any other Himalayans out there had this odd curl gene.
(He's a purebreed but not a show cat so I personally think it's adorable)
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Yes, some kitties' whiskers do curl like that, and many double-coated longhairs have wavy/curly undercoats. I had a Himalayan brofur who had wavy furs on his tummy. You are adorable, Wicket! Glad you found a good home.
Monster answered on 6/18/12. Helpful? / 1
"rex" or curly fur is recessive. All of the Rex cats were natural mutations. So you might have a spontanious mutation or part rex cat. I'd like to see the color as you mentioned blue/grey and cinnamon colors.