Thursday, April 14, 2016

A-Z: LaPerm




Like many breeds the LaPerm came from a gene mutation. This mutation is called a Rex gene. These felines come in both long and short hair. The longhair has a curly tail and the short hair has a bottle-brush tail. Their heads are wedge-shaped and they have tufts of hair in their ears.
These cats are good with children and are also a good cat for first time cat owners. Since their gene pool is diversified they are less susceptible to disease. They only need to be brushed once or twice a week.  All in all, a healthy purebred.
Interested? Try your local shelter, rescue or petfinder.com or overstock.com.



46 comments:

  1. Learning all the time. Despite being cat obsessed this is a breed I didn't know about. Thank you.

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    1. You are most welcome. I'm learning too, EC.

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  2. These are gorgeous, just love them! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Good:) You may have to put it on your 'to be considered' list:)

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  3. We learn something every day Sandra, wonderful to read.
    Yvonne.

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  4. I've never heard of that breed. Unique coat.

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  5. First I've heard of that one too. Although I'm sure I've seen a few

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  6. Hi, dear Sandra!

    I never heard of the La Perm breed. It was fascinating to learn about its origin and the fact that first of the breed almost got ground up by a car engine. La Perms are cute and, I can only imagine, cuddly. I don't know which type I'd prefer, short hair or long, but I'd love to have one in my lap right now so that I could give it some serious lubbins. :)

    Thank you, dear friend Sandra!

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  7. Never knew there were so many breeds of cats. All that have ever owned me have been DSH

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    1. There is a huge variety isn't there? DSH are good kitties. That's been the majority of mine.

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  8. Curly hair on cats! How cute is that? They're beautiful.

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    1. Or I guess I should say no MORE perms for these guys:)

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  9. Like many of the cats you have featured, I have never heard of the La Perm breed. They are adorable and I was surprised they came in so many diverse colors. To think this is a gene mutation really impressed me. I'm SO enjoying this cat series and learn something new each day.

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying it, Elizabeth:)

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  10. Too cute. I don't think I've met one though! Curly hair I would remember.

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  11. LOL when I saw the title of this, I thought it was going to be about hair permanents! (As in , "I can't wash my hair because I just got la perm.")

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    1. Ha. I remember those days. It's been along time since I've had la perm:)

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  12. WHOA !!!!!!!!!! did ya see that dood climb that fence !! high paws two ewe kitteh !!! total lee awesum moove ♥♥♥

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  13. Another breed that's new to me. I'm finding your blog very interesting.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I'm enjoying yours as well.

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  14. oh they are superb!
    I did not know this breed, cats are the best companions of life !!

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  15. So adorable! Another kitty I have never heard of! I really love this breed! Hugs!

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    1. I hadn't heard of them either, Magic. Glad you like them:)
      Hugs back.

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  16. Ah, but the longhairs get cat hair in everything.

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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  17. They sure do! Although our short haired dog sheds worse than the long haired cat....Go figure.

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  18. Cute video with the cat drinking out of the glass :)

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  19. Cute pussy cats that are also sweet...and not like the Hapsburgs or some other inbred Royal

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  20. Wow, I haven't heard of this breed. Interesting that a breed was born from a mutation!

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    1. Indeed it is.
      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday, Elizabeth.

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  21. I love cats so much :) this post makes me happy.

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  22. La Perm sounds like. Name Pepe Le Pew would have said:) this cat sounds very sweet actually

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