Tennessee Rex Cats
All Photos on this page credited to Brittany Gobble of GobGobblins Cattery
The Tennessee Rex is a Rex like no other. With curls and "satin" that makes the coat have a shiny almost metallic appearance, the T-Rex is a newcomer to the Cat Fancy.
Discovered in a litter of barn kittens in 2004, two male kittens started this new curly breed. In 2015 and 2016 efforts were made to start the registration process with TICA(The International Cat Association). Part of thise Prelimnary New Breed process requires the outcrossing of these beautiful cats to enhance the gene pool to ensure healthy happy companions for years to come.
Because the T-Rex possesses a receissve gene this means that carriers(cats that carry one copy of the recessive gene but do not express curly fur or satin effect) will be needed to help advance the breed.
We firmly believe that responsible breed development is crucial, and had more of this been done over the very beginning of our beloved Devons, we may not see some of the issues in the breed that we currently do(that require genetic testing to prevent continuing such issues) . Therfor when asked to help with a couple of carrier litters, we were happy to lend a hand.
On April 20th and 21st 2017 we had two beautiful litters born to a T-Rex Dad (affectionately known as Big Cheddar) and two domestic moms. This resulted in 9 spectacular little kittens!
Soon will come the time that some will be selected to constitute the breeding program and go to their new homes across Canada and the US. However the remaining kittens will be spayed and neutered and offered to pet homes. They will also have their vaccinations up to date. We will only be asking the adoption fee to cover the spay and neuter and vaccines.
If you or someone you know is looking for a new kitten to add to your family, please feel free to send us an application and just remember to mention you are looking for a "Tennessee Rex Carrier" kitten.
We will update this page with pictures as they get a little older.