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Ural Rex
Ural Rex
A Ural Rex male.
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Cat (Felis catus)
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The Ural Rex is a extremely rare experimental domesticated cat breed, entirely belonging in the Rex generation of such cats with curly fur, and otherwise is a Shorthair type.

History[]

1988 may be considered a turning point in the breed’s history, a year when Mrs Podurovskaya has reported a Ural rex-like kitten called Vasiliy in a homecat litter. His curliness has almost faded by puberty, but has gained ground later on by adultery. Vasiliy was backtracked and the resulting Murka and Bars became the basis for the breed’s genetic diversity. All of the modern Ural Rexes are actual descendants from Siberians. The breed’s curliness gene differs from the one of Cornish rexes, and thus it is named after the place of its origin.

These felines were first described in 1991 by Olga Mironova, the wip-version standard was acclaimed by SFF and RFA in 1994. WCF was the first international system to acclaim the breed in 2006, most other organisations have not yet given their credit of approval to the breed. This breed is quite rare yet, being only moderately popular in Russia and Germany.

Appearance[]

Ural rex gives an impression of a well-built average-sized feline with medium-length curly coat, differing from the one of german rex. This breed is affected by sexual dimorphism, males are noticeably heftier and heavier than females. Their head is shaped as a shorter, rounder wedge, proportional to the body. The forehead is rounded, profile is defined by an well visible hose transition, with a rather abrupt stop on lower eyelid level. The nose bridge is wide and flat, jawline is prominent, pinch is visible. The muzzle is wide and round, have amber or golden eyes, ears are almond-shaped, legs are thick or strong, coat is silky or oftem soft, and the tail doesn't broad down but yet tapers to a rounded tip.

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