Last week, I got an e-mail requesting that I post some photos that show the curliness of my furs! My furs are really more wavy than curly. Here is what the CFA breed standard says about Devon Rex fur:
COAT: Density: the cat is well covered with fur, with the greatest density occurring on the back, sides, tail, legs, face, and ears. Slightly less density is permitted on the top of head, neck, chest, and abdomen. Bare patches are a fault in kittens and a serious fault in adults; however the existence of down on the underparts of the body should not be misinterpreted as bareness. Sparse hair on the temples (forehead in front of the ears) is not a fault. Texture: the coat is soft, fine, full-bodied, and rexed (i.e., appearing to be without guard hairs). Length: the coat is short on the back, sides, upper legs, and tail. It is very short on the head, ears, neck, paws, chest, and abdomen. Kittens may have very short fur all over; even if not long enough to wave, it must cover the kitten evenly, so that no bare patches are evident. Waviness: a rippled wave effect should be apparent when the coat is smoothed with one's hand. The wave is most evident where the coat is the longest, on the body and tail.
Even my whiskers are curly! My whiskers tend to be brittle and snap off easily. For some reason, the whiskers on just the right side of my face are very short and broken. Maybe I sleep more on that side. I am not sure.
Um, pretend that I am not about to give the bitey to my Mommie's finger here. I think this photo shows my extra-curly neck furs.
My fur color is called "Dilute Calico." Here you can see all the colors of my furs, and even the frizzledy furs inside my ears.