What is a Kinkalow?
The Kinkalow is a cross between a Munchkin and an American Curl founded by Terri Harris.
Ideally the Kinkalow is a short-legged feline with inward curling ears. It is possible for there to be kittens with normal ears and long legs in the same Kinkalow litter.
A pure Kinkalow is very rare because he has to carry both traits of curled ears and short legs, while often a kitten may just have curled ears and long legs, or short legs and straight ears.
Kinkalows born without the curled ears are still valuable as a potentitial breeding source because they do carry the gene.
The short legs of the Kinkalow are as a result of a spontaneous mutation which is not always dominant.
It is important to note that because the Kinkalow is a dwarf cat that this genetic mutation has in no way been artificially manipulated so that the legs of the Kinkalow are in no way deformed and are therefor just as healthy as any other normal domesticated feline.
Unhealthy Kinkalows are more often the result of an unscrupulous breeder.
The true lifespan and health of a Kinkalow is yet to be determined because the Kinkalow is a relatively new breed.
Kinkalows come in all colours and patterns. Kinkalows are playful and affectionate by nature and are considered to be one of the more healthier pure breeds of cat. They require very little grooming.
See below video of a Kinkalow
Kinkalow Cats For Sale – Prices and Costs
The Kinkalow is one of the very few dwarf breeds that are available to purchase in the United Kingdom.
Presently private breeders offer Kinkalow kittens for sale starting at £250. These ads can be found on kittens for sale websites. When enquiring about these kittens please take great care to see the kittens for yourself before parting with any money because unfortunately there are many scams where people are selling non existent kittens.
Prices for a Kinkalow start at $2000 for a male and $2200 for a female. Prices for non-standard Kinkalows with long legs and normal ears start at $250, while short-legged and straight eared Kinkalows start at $400.
Owing to their size Kinkalows kittens are only ready to go to their new homes from 12 weeks of age.
An example of a breeder who has a website wholly dedicated to the Kinkalow, you can look at http://ticakinkalowkittens.wix.com/ticakinkalowkitte.