Tennessee Rex Development

The Tennessee Rex is a relatively new cat breed. It was discovered by Franklin Wittenburg when a feral cat had her kittens on his porch. Two identical twin males were different. Instead of being like their mother they were curly hair and had a satin sheen. He saved the two and had them evaluated by a well known geneticist, Dr. Solveig Pflueger. The kittens were determined to be a new breed resulting from a natural genetic mutation. Over the next 16 years we have developed this unique cat into a viable new breed. We are now ready to offer a limited number of these special kittens to cat lovers

In the development of the breed we also have kittens that carry the gene but are not curly because the special gene must be from both parents for the curls and satin to show. Most of these kittens are also available. They still have the demeanor of the breed.

Satindelight Angelique delivered 4 healthy kittens in 11 March 2021
and five kittens born on 26 July 2021

Learn more about our primary breeder queen here: Angelique's page.

and check her kittens at the two links below for the MARCH and JULY 2021 litters

We thought that UpperValley Solveig, our young adult from the 2020 litter was bred in early January 2021. It was actually Satindelight Angelica. Mother and daughter look very much alike.  Thistlebuery Gift of Sunbriar is the sire. We look forward to at least one full curly hair Tennessee Rex in the coming litter.  Both parents are carriers of one TR (recessive) gene.  

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