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La Perm

La Perm Shorthair and Longhair

The La Perm originated in Oregon in 1982 when a kitten born bald subsequently developed a unique curly coat. It is a naturally occurring autosomal dominant mutation. Because of its curly coat, high neck and smallish head it has been called the Alpaca Cat. The La Perm is a medium sized curly coated cat with a semi-foreign body. The La Perm Shorthair differs only in hair length. Coat texture is distinctly different from other rex mutations and will vary within the breed. All parts of the body are in harmonic proportions. There is surprising weight for size. La Perms are alert, walk tall and are renowned for their friendly personality.