Most of us perceive cats as adorable and affectionate animals that stare at us with their innocent eyes. However, Chirico, a popular Japanese cat influencer, defies this perception. Despite her fluffy and cuddly appearance, she belongs to the Selkirk Rex breed, which is known for its wavy hair and photogenic features. But don’t let her looks deceive you, as she has a rather grumpy personality that becomes apparent when you meet her.
Chirico has amassed a large following of 1,495 fans on Instagram who eagerly await her daily updates about her life. She shares snippets of her birthday celebrations and bath time, but her expressions indicate that she is not impressed with anything, which is something most of us can relate to. #1
The proprietor of the Japanese Selkirk Rex cat claims that strawberries are among her favorite treats. This is evident from multiple social media posts featuring her pet enjoying the tasty red fruit. Although Chirico, the feline in question, appears unimpressed in these posts, the owner confirms that she is a kind and gentle cat with a range of facial expressions. It is worth noting that Chirico’s default expression appears to be a yawn.
The Selkirk Rex feline variety emerged in Montana during 1987 and has amassed a loyal fan base due to its distinctively curly fur. This one-of-a-kind characteristic evolved from a natural genetic mutation that was detected in a group of kittens whose mother was a blue tortoiseshell and father was white. Despite being a recent breed, the Cat Fancier’s Association has already acknowledged it, acknowledging that there are two types of fur: short and long. Maintaining and caring for both of these fur lengths is comparable to other breeds with short or long hair, with brushing being required less frequently to preserve the wavy coat. To sustain their fur’s quality, the Association recommends using unique shampoos that don’t leave any residue on the fur, keeping it smooth and clean.
Noface Cattery owner Newman from Livingston, Montana made an interesting discovery. He found out that DePesto, one of his cats, had both the dominant curly-coat gene and the recessive long hair gene. This happened because both parents carried at least one copy of the long hair gene, resulting in the birth of kittens with long hair.