The American Curl

The Californian cat with unusual ears

For the origins of this unique cat, look no further than 1980s California, where a fancier bred a stray longhaired cat that had unusual ears. Today, the breed’s most unique characteristic is still its ears, which are almost lynx-like with their feature long tufts of hair arcing backward. Add to this the Curl’s glorious plumed tail and you have a true show-stopper of a cat. Known as a quiet breed, the Curl doesn’t talk a lot, and when he does it’ll likely be more of a soft coo than an attention-seeking meow.

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