Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What cat face said. Cats have different fur textures, just like people have different hair textures. I could identify any of my cats from fur texture alone. Autumn and her kitten, Ramona, are both lovely and soft, but they're each soft in a different way, so even being directly related doesn't necessarily mean that they'll have similarily textured fur. Hair texture, like hair length, is genetic, but in the same way that human siblings can have different hair texture, cats can too. Breeds like Rexes and Wirehairs are the result of genetic mutations; these are often, but not always, recessive genes.
Proud people-mommy of Galileo, Dante, Cosette, Autumn,
Ramona & Choco-cat (and foster kitty, Poe).
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