Lambkins have also been known as the Nanus Rex. Nanus means dwarf, but they are better known as the Lambkin because their appearance resembles that of a baby lamb. Lambkin cats are cute with soft curly coats.
The Lambkin have been created by crossing the Munchkin which is a dwarf cat with the non dwarf cat the Selkirk Rex.
The Lambkin was developed by an American breeder by the name of Terri Harris.
The genetic mutation which causes dwarfism in cats such as the Lambkin has the result that when they are developing their legs do not develop at the same rate as their bodies which takes on a stocky appearance and is shorter in length. Their heads are in fact the same in size as a normally sized cat which gives them the appearance of having too large a head for the body.
Lambkins are born with curly hair which suddenly straightens at 16 weeks. Some kittens lose their coats entirely but around eight to ten months of age their coats begin to curl again. Their coat will at two years of age remain in that given permanent condition.
Climate and environment can also influence the condition of the coat. Lambkins are characterized by their short legs and curly coat although it can be a short haired coat and they also come in an array of colours and patterns.
Lambkins have been accepted by TICA.
TICA has given the assurance that the dwarf cats which have gained recognition are as a result of a genetic mutation and not as a result of a deformity. TICA does not believe that their shortened legs hamper movement or quality of life.
For more information on finding a Lambkin cat breeder you can look at http://www.purringangelscattery.com/PastKittens.html which have a few different Lambkin kittens for sale.
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Lambkins For Sale – Finding Lambkin Breeders
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