Are a cross of the curly haired Selkirk Rex breed
and either of the short legged cat breeds,
the Minuet or the Munchkin.
With the uniquely curled, soft,
easy care coat of the Selkirk Rex,
and the adorable short legs of a Munchkin
the Lambkin makes a very special pet.
We have raised five of this very new and rare cat breed
well into adulthood in our small cattery to date.
Their personalities have proven to be outstanding,
each one is sweetly affectionate and playful!
A video of our sweet adult Lambkin male cat.
Here are some of our Lambkin kittens with their short legs,
soft woolly looking fluff, and curled whiskers.
They get the most marvelously whimsical expressions
on their faces thanks to the curly fur on their faces.
A litter of Lambkins may have some kittens born with curly coats and short legs, some with straight coats and short legs,
some curly coats and long legs.
and some with long legs and straight coats.
The odds are one in four of a kitten being born with both short legs
and a curly coat. That is one reason these kittens are so rare.
We refer to a kitten in a lambkin litter as a Lambkin, Minuet, Selkirk Rex,
or a Non Standard according to the traits they are born with.
We find this is generally less confusing than referring to those kittens
that do not have both the curly coats and the short legs as Lambkins.
If a stuffed animal could come to life
it would be a Lambkin Cat!
Lambkin kittens grow into charming adults.
They keep their permed hairdos
and stay very short even by cat standards.
Here are some photos of these unusual kitties as full grown cats.
What do they make you think of?
Maybe teddy bears with bushy squirrel tails?