The Selkirk Rex is a recognised breed by Australian Cat Associations. The first Selkirk Rex was imported into Australia in 1999 and the first litter born in Australia was 13 November 2000.
The Selkirk Rex has a denser fur than other Rex breeds, including guardhairs. Build is stocky and rectangular. but with a rounded head and wide cheeks. The Selkirk Rex come in all colours and patterns in both long and shorthair varieties.
Selkirks are fun-loving cats that stay playful and kittenish well into adulthood. They enjoy a good game of fetch and particularly enjoy games in which their guardians take active roles. Laser lights, feather toys, catnip mice and even a wad of paper can keep them entertained for hours.
The facts presented in this Blog Post were retrieved from 'The Ultimate encyclopedia of cat breeds and cat care' by Alan Edwards, and also from the Cats of Australia website.