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A fairly new breed, developed in 1987 in Wyoming USA. The Selkirk Rex is likened to a poodle or sheep and is known as being debonair though playful. The Selkirk Rex is different to the other Rexes in that its “rexing” is the result of a dominant gene affecting the guard, down and awn hairs and shows loose individual curls. As the original Selkirk Rex carried the longhair gene, the Selkirk Longhair is part of the breed group. As it takes up to 2 years for the coat to develop, kittens are mainly judged on head and body type.