The Sphynx cat is definitely a sight to see. Their striking physical appearances is as unique as their character. Sphynx cats may seem to be moody and unfriendly, they are actually quite intelligent, inquisitive and unusually people-oriented. Here are 14 interesting facts about the Sphynx cats:
A common misconception is that Sphynx cats are Egyptian. It's a myth! They are come from the North Country. Canadian Sphynx — the hairless breed we know in North America — has been defying expectations since the mid-1960s, when an Ontario cat gave birth to a hairless kitten, the result of a natural genetic mutation. Then, in the mid-1970s, two separate sets of hairless kittens were born to owners in Toronto and Minnesota. Their lineages resulted in the affectionate animal we know today.
Sphynx kitties come in a rich variety of colors. The different hues and patterns you can see are actually the kitty’s own skin pigmentation as the thin layer of mossy fluff is actually colorless. The pigmentation can be red, creamy, lavender, chocolate, black, brown, and so on.