La Perm - the name of this new and unusuala breed of cats with a muscular long body, a eared head and a long tail. But the main distinctive feature of the cats of the breed is a curly coat. Curls, twisted into spirals and rings, cover these cats from the tail to the ears. Where did these unusual cats come from permanently? Let's learn more in detail the history and characteristics of the breed of la perm.
The official date of birth of the breed is 1982. It was this year that an ordinary farmer cat, whose owners lived near the city of Dallas, came into being a naked kitten of a very unattractive appearance. In addition to the lack of hair, he was also distinguished from his brothers and sisters by an extraordinarily long tail and ears. The hostess of the farm decided, out of pity or interest, to leave the kitten. Imagine her surprise when, a month later, this naked cub began to grow hair and soon turned into a charming curly cat. Thanks to its unusual coat, this newly-born coquette was named Kurly and became the ancestor of the new breed of cats la perm. Kurley's progeny inherited the sign of curly hair and continued to pass it to his descendants. Within five years, the curly hair gene became dominant, and in 1987 the breed was first shown to experts. True, officially the standard of the breed la perm was registered in FIFe only in 1997.
According to the official standard, cats of breed la perm must have:
- any coat color and any combination of colors;
- size for cats - 4-6 kg, for cats -3-4 kg;
- middle wedge-shaped head with a broad prominent muzzle, high cheekbones, broad ears of medium and large size;
- widely spaced almond-shaped eyes set obliquely towards the ears;
- long tapering tail, curled hair.
But the amazing fur of these cats is enoughintricate. Its color and length directly affects the texture of the hair. In short-haired la-men it is stronger and more elastic than long-haired. In addition, the texture of the hair in these cats varies depending on the season. In fact, look at these cats-curls la perm - the photo will show your view an amazing picture. Elastic and silky fur adorns them from the ears to the tip of the tail. It can be tightly curled in ringlets, but can flow with luxurious long curls. And the tail of these cats is like a funny dishwashing brush, or a plume of feathers. By the way, most of the kittens of this breed at birth are already covered with a short curled hair, but sometimes the cubs are born naked. Full kinky wool in kittens is formed only by the age of four months and is accompanied by periodic molting (sometimes until complete alopecia).
La Perm - cats are extremely affectionate andsociable. They love kissing, touching the hands of the master and bending him with the demand for tenderness. La-Permians love to sit on their hands or shoulders and often ask for their hands, like little children. Unlike other cats, they are equally affectionate with all members of the family, no matter who feeds them. These cats have a gentle, purring voice, accompanied by expressions of tenderness and appeals to communicate with the masters. La-Perm - passionate fans of television. They like to watch any movies and programs and even are able to react to what is happening on the screen. La Perm are real cat-companions who gladly accompany the owners not only within the home territory, but also adore trips and travel even to very long distances. Genetically, these cats are adapted to live in rural areas, but they feel quite comfortable in urban apartments. The main condition of their happy life is the presence of a person next to each other. This captivates everyone who first met the La-Permian breed and even those who do not particularly affectionate the cats.
Unlike other exotic breeds, cats laPerm are not burdensome in care. Their exotic wool moults little, in addition to this, it is also not very allergenic. The first quality is due to the curled shape of the hair, which protects the skin and coat from seasonal temperature changes. The second quality of cats la-perm due to the lack of a thin undercoat, which often causes allergy to wool. Even preparation for exhibitions requires minimal effort on the part of the host. It's enough just to wash the cat and dry it with a towel. Since the cat la Perma curly, then before judging it is desirable to slightly moisten the coat with water, in order to show all its splendor. The decision to have a cat of this breed will certainly meet your expectations. You will gain not only an unusually affectionate and devoted pet, but also an extravagant representative of such an amazing and diverse family of cats - la perm, a cat with curls. We advise you to read: