Devon Rex - Our Core Member #3

*Attention please: The Devon Rex shown in this URL is only a pet of us, it shows general characteristics of Devon Rex but does not meet the standard of CFA very well. So, you are suggested to visit the CFA site for more about Devon Rex too.

Profile

Devon Rex is an energetic breed with gentle temperament. Their personality is good for living together with people. They love to follow people and always gain host's love. Somtimes they look like a dog. Their appearence is quite ugly for someone, but their temperament and very soft curly hair can really attract many cat lovers.

  • The origin of Devon Rex
    Devon Rex was first found in Devonshire of England in 1960. It is different from Cornish Rex, which is another breed found in England and also has curly hair. Actually they are not the same breed as their outlooks are triggered by two distinct genes. So, you can find there are two similar breed but with different names.

    Devon Rex has been recognized by CFA since 1981. From that time, Devon Rex quickly becomes a popular cat breeds in England and US. However, the breeding of Devon Rex was going out of control as the blood lines are too close with the limited breeding stocks. Fortunately, it was notified by cat breeders and CFA has started to allow cross breeding the Devon Rex with British or American Shorthair recently, in order to enlarge the gene pool of Devon Rex.

Weight

Generally speaking, Devon Rex is a type of small cat and weighted around 7 to 9 pounds, but our Devon Rex is 14pds. We think it may because of the out cross breeding and believe it may be needed to be taken care in the future if it is really true and occasionally happens, in order to meet the standard strictly.

Appearance

  • Body
    The body of Devon Rex is slim. The limbs are muscular and strong and much more bony that Cornish Rex. Their heads are developed well with a mid length slim neck. All the body and even the thin tail is covered with short and curly hair.

    It is very interesting that they are actually very sturdy when hold on arms, though they look like very slim. They really have strong bones and good muscles, therefore they can move very quick.

  • Head
    Head is very important in rating a good Devon Rex. Their head shape should seem to be a inverted triangle. The ears should be large enough to attract you and set as low as possible. The mouth is protruded and there should be a stop at the nose. The forehead is flat and wide and parallel to the lower jaw which is not very visible.



    Their large ears are almost their symbols. These ears shell outside is covered with very short hair and inside is lacking hair. This exaggerated pair of ears give them a alias called Pixie.


    A obvious stop can be seen at the nose

  • Eyes
    Their eyes are quite round and large and a little slope at the ends. Different coat colors will have different eye colors. They seldom have eye problems and much more easy to clean that Persian or exotic.

  • Limbs
    The limbs are slim too and have good jumping ability. The paw are medium in thickness and toes are oval in shape. They walk very quickly and just like the cats in the jungle. You may be surprised about it. Though Devon Rex is a mutated cat breed but heredity diseases are not common.

  • Hair
    Rex is the description of their hair, it is the type of fur which was firstly found in a rabbit. Devon's hair is short and much more curled than Cornish Rex. You can feel it very soft by touching it. The hair is arranged as wave like.



    The coat colors are versatile and have no limitation to meet the standard. The most important is no baldness on everywhere.


    Personality

    Love to be with people and need the love of host very much. They like to sit around and even on the lap top of people.

    They are also talkative and the voice is soft and gentle. Their passion to human sometimes may cause trouble as they will be easily unhappy when people show insufficient care to them.


Our Ricky

Ricky is a Devon Rex we have adopted since September, 2000 from a friend who we must thank her, Clara. He is a very nice cat and love to be with people. Though he is nearly 5 years old, he still can adapt to our new home very soon. Now he is living very happily and healthy.

Ricky is very special with its voice, which is "Wo~~Wa...Wo~~Wa..." rather than "Meow!". It may due to his past experience that living with dogs. Sometimes he really looks like a dog with its passion to man. So funny!!

If you have any question, please e-mail: Raymond Wu