Monday, September 29, 2008

Hair?...but I thought we were hairless.....

Yes, Sphynx do have hair! Here is an excerpt from the Cat Fanciers' Association:

the appearance of this cat is one of hairlessness. Short, fine hair may be present on the feet, outer edges of the ears, the tail, and the scrotum. The bridge of the nose should be normally coated. The remainder of the body can range from completely hairless to a covering of soft peach-like fuzz whose length does not interfere with the appearance of hairlessness. This coat/skin texture creates a feeling of resistance when stroking the cat. Wrinkled skin is desirable, particularly around the muzzle, between the ears, and around the shoulders. There are usually no whiskers but if whiskers are present they are short and sparse.

Reggie has the hairy ears in the family as you can see!!!
Marley's ears are as smooth as they come, with practically no hair unless you look very closely.

In addition, Reggie has the peach-like fuzz that the CFA talks about. He really does feel like a fuzzy peach, although a lot warmer! Marley's coat is barely noticeable unless you look with a magnifying glass! He is not as soft as Reggie, but still has a very beautiful "coat"!

Let's just say that when you are half asleep and a kitty jumps on the bed to snuggle, you know who it is just by feeling the ears or petting their hairless bodies!!!


Camie's Kitties said...

You two are very cute. Mom is hoping to pet a sphynx one day. Dragonheart and Merlin always say petting them is like petting warm chamoise.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Soooo cute!!! Plus, what fabulous ears!! Those are frootbat to the max.


Tina said...

My day would have been okay without thinking about sphynx scrotum. ;)

Fat Eric said...

Nice ears! Do you want some of my floof? My mum says I have enough fur to cover 10 normal kitties!