This new breed’s humble beginnings were on an Oregon farm in the early 1980s. A bald kitten born in a litter seemed to have no resemblance to its littermates or its parents. Within a few weeks, a soft and curly coat began to grow in. That kitten was eventually bred and, in subsequent generations, more bald kittens were born and the curly coat repeated. In time, the breeder developed a type and today the LaPerm comes in many colours and coat patterns. He might have a soft and wavy coat, or he might be sporting tight ringlets. Both shorthaired and longhaired versions exist.
Stina submited by Jessica Ulfsdotter