New Zealand Cat Fancy
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Beware of backyard breeders who do not scan their Sphynx breeding cats for HCM, sell cross breeds as Sphynx, do not register kittens and send kittens out with only one vaccination yet charge as much as breeders who follow best practice.
No two Sphynx are exactly the same and that also goes for their skin and coating. No Sphynx breeder can guarantee that a Sphynx kitten will be born and remain totally hairless throughout its life. Sphynx tend to come in four main types (with every variety in-between).
Sticky Bald – extremely hairless and as a result oilier and can feel sticky to the touch.
Bald – the body covered in a fine down but it is not obvious, the face, ears, tail and feet have a light velvet coating.
Lightly coated – covered in a peach type fuzz with heavier coating on the extremities.
Coated – these kittens are usually produced from outcrossing Sphynx with a coated cat.
When Sphynx kittens are born they usually display one of the above coat types which generally remains similar throughout their lives however some kittens born with a light coat can become bald with age as can bald kittens gain a light coat – this can be influenced by temperature and hormonal activity and other unknown factors. Most Sphynx will become more coated in cold weather or if they gain weight, and will often lose the coat in warmer weather or when the weight is lost. Most breeders aim for bald kittens with a percentage in most litters of lightly coated kittens depending on the parent’s lineage. The more coat a kitten carries the less grooming they require therefore some families will choose a lightly coated kitten over a bald one.