American curl


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Related to American curl: Somali cat, Colorpoint Shorthair

American curl

a medium-sized cat with short coat. Their distinguishing feature is a smooth curl of the ear cartilage with the tips pointing toward the middle of the head. This is inherited as a dominant trait; kittens develop the curl in the first week of life.
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