What is a Jaguarundi Curl Cat?
The Jaguarundi Curl is a rare domestic breed of cat that resembles the Jaguarandi Wildcat in South-America.
The Jaguarundi Curl is a dwarf breed of cat with short legs. The Jaguarandi Curl has been bred to resemble the Jaguarundi by outcrossing the Highland Lynx to the Munchkin.
The Jaguarundi Curl has been cross bred enough that cat resembles the Highland Lynx in so far the shape of the head and curled ears but has eliminated the gene of the short tail and has taken on board the short legs and long body of the Munchkin. The tail of the Jaguarundi Curl is long and thick, the body compact and legs short and powerful.
The head of the Jaguarundi Curl has a large head which more than resembles a square with a well developed muzzle and prominent whisker pads. Its large eyes are expressive and can be green, golden or blue in colour.
The Jaguarandi Curl’s coat can come in a multitude of colours and patterns although a ticked coat is more desirable.
The ears of the Jaguarandi Curl are curled as a result of a dominant gene. The degree of the curly ears can be slight or extreme, with the cartilage of the ears hardening with the tips of the ears curling backwards and touching the backside of the ear.
The Meerkat is also part of the Jaguarundi Curl group in the Rare & Exotic Feline Registery. Meerkats and Jaguarundi Curls can be bred together or to cats in the Highland Lynx breed group.
All Long tailed cats are registered as Jaguarundi Curls and those with long legs as non standard while short haired tails are registered as Meerkats and if additionally their legs are of a regular length will be registered as non-standard.
I have been unable to find a breeder of the Jaguarundi Curl, if you are a Jaguarundi breeder of know of one please feel free to contact me directly.