YOU SHAVE YOUR CATS?!?!?" Oh, no! We don't need to, nor are we advocates of such behavior! The relative hairlessness of the Sphnyx cat is the result of a mutuation in the genetic code relating to the hair. While incidents of hairless cats have been documented for over 100 years, development of the breed is said to have begun by breeders in the US; unsuccessful attempts in the 1960s were followed by incidents in the mid- to late-1970s, when outcrossing attempts using domestic shorthair cats began producing hairless kittens in the US and Canada.
Iíve found it necessary to rebuild skincats.com, and will be doing so during the Winter of 2008-2009. Hereís a brief beginning:
Sphynx - Tired of "Breed Standard" mumbo jumbo that makes sense to few folks other than breeders and those who show cats? Want to know what our Sphynx cats are really like?
Photo Gallery - Our Sphynx photo gallery was always very popular and well-received. As is the case with the rest of the site, Iíve got to rebuild it -- and it will be better than ever, now that weíve got a digital camera and donít have to scan in film photos! For now, however, Iíve begun to post a number of newer photos of our Sphynx hairless cats in a photo set at my Flickr site.