The Adorbs Cat Breed That Looks Like a Little Sheep

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An interesting looking cat breed that has hair like a sheep is blowing up Instagram and you’re about to find out why.

Are you a cat person, a dog person, or do you have another kind of pet? If you and your family love cats, make them a batch of these cutie-patootie Oreo Kitty Cat Cookies. We have lots more pet-themed treats to share, so read to the end and I’ll leave you with a list of cute treats to make for your favorite cat lover.


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Selkirk Rex kittens 💛

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This May Be Your New Favorite Cat Breed

When a cat chooses you to be theirs, it’s easy to form a bond with a little furball with claws that threaten to shred your arm at any minute. And once you’ve fallen in love, it’s all over for you. As Ernest Hemingway famously said, “One cat just leads to another.”

The International Cat Association recognizes 71 standardized breeds, while the  Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 44. I’m not sure why the big difference in numbers, so if you know I would be thrilled if you’d tell me in the comments.

There are short-hairs and long-hairs, hairless, spotted, and speckled. Instagram thought they’d seen them all and then this happened. But, this cat? It’s in a class all its own.


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Gina’s little babies 💕💕

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The Curly Haired “Sheep Cat” aka Selkirk Rex

Known for its shaggy hair, it looks like a cross between a cat and a sheep. Honestly, when I first saw it I thought the breed looks like it could be a Muppet on Sesame Street. I mean, look at that hair!

The Selkirk Rex gives Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch a run for their money.

What Cat Fancier Association Says About This Cat Breed.

1. Its whiskers are brittle and may break when they get long.

2. It’s a large, heavy-boned cat.

3. Some are curly at birth, and some are not.

4. They are known to be patient, loving, and tolerant.

5. The “sheep cat” has 2 coat lengths: short and long.

Do you have a favorite cat breed?

My personal favorite? A shelter kitty that looks like it won’t go all Freddy Krueger on me when I least expect it. I don’t believe in declawing cats. Here’s why.

As promised, here are some more fun cat-themed goodies for humans!

Kitty Cat Donuts 

Grilled Cheese Cat

Black Cat Moonpies

Grumpy Cat Pancakes

Cat & Mouse Heart Pops

Kitty Cat Pot Pies

Spooky Cat Breakfast

Do you have a cat?

More than one, maybe? I’d love to hear about your fur baby. What’s its name? What breed is it, or is it a lovable blend of this and that?

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