Shout out to other American Curls

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Alix- -Rainbow- Bridge

nothing plain- about a brown- tabby!
Purred: Sun Jun 3, '07 12:07pm PST 
I know Alix is not the only "curl" on the site..so c'mon, come introduce yourself!

I have been in love with this breed since the middle 1980's, and had one in my life since then.

Wonderful breed of kitty..bright, inquisitive, many are talkative - responsively more than chattering - many play fetch.

Hope to hear more Curl stories here soon.


Purred: Tue Jul 3, '07 12:42pm PST 
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too many- cats

No fighting..no- biting
Purred: Tue Jul 31, '07 6:33pm PST 
American curls here. My straight ear just had four kittens. Their Aunt and 5 cousins have curled ears. I only have one of the five kittens and she has straight ears.

Alix- -Rainbow- Bridge

nothing plain- about a brown- tabby!
Purred: Fri Aug 17, '07 3:53pm PST 
Hey there Too Many Cats...your kitten is cute, straight or curly-earred! You can't get a curly earred kitten unless one of the parents has curled ears, since the gene for curled ears is a dominant one.

Unlike fun recessives like colorpoint coloring, curly ears can't just pop up unexpectedly in a litter if both mom and dad have straight ears.

Toe Lula- Tunnelworth

Whatever you do,- blame the dogs!!- ; )
Purred: Tue Dec 18, '07 5:08pm PST 
Curls are wonderful!!! We aren`t actually American Curls, but Impians. We`re Polydactyl Curls. We will happily visit with you, if you let us, our only major difference are our extra toes...
Toe Lula and Geppet Toe =^..^=

little white snowman

hey im not a- snowball!
Purred: Thu Jan 3, '08 8:49pm PST 
hi im only 2 and im a half breed curl but my ears are very curlylaugh out loud and i am very excited about thischeer


Why be Normal?
Purred: Sun Mar 30, '08 4:54pm PST 
Hello, what is an Impian?

Alix- -Rainbow- Bridge

nothing plain- about a brown- tabby!
Purred: Thu Apr 17, '08 1:01pm PST 
Impians are one of a growing number of hybrid breeds that are using the dominant gene for curly ears of the American Curl to create new breeds.

I'm afraid that Alix and I are not fans of this...we think the American Curl - which is not man-made and which is still a very rare breed - needs no improvement, and that there are so many great kitties out there, mixed and of a recognized breed.

However, we love curly ears so let's leave it at that, having said the above, our position is clear.