Hi! I love my "hypoallergenic cat"!!! I have a simular breed called a Cornish Rex cat- they are really skinny and have curly fur. They aren't "allergy free" but with my allergic asthma I do well with her. The Cornies don't have the 3rd type of fur that regular cats have- makes them really soft. We got her from a breeder here in FL. She was 7 mos old and now about 3. She is a red tabby maceral (tiger stripe). We looked at both the Devon and the Cornish. We went with the Corny as ours was availeble right away. Yes these cats "aren't cheap" but alot goes into breeding as most should come (if not showing) fixed to you. Our Jane is a "pet quality" animal in the breeding world- yes to you or I she's a Corny but to a cat show person she's not to standard- not a 'perfect' example of the breed. Doesn't matter we love her just the same. Because of the unique look they have I love to show her picture around to people that don't know about her for the reaction....At first with the Cornie my thot was- GAWD that's a homely cat.
Now it's :wub:
Try yahoo groups or your fave list portal for a breed group. It will give you a chance to find out more about the breed before you dive in. Also look for people thru your Cat fancier's National group- I know I'm not saying it right- LIke dogs have the AKC here in the states. They keep lists of there registered cateries.
If the price is 'expensive" you might try a rescue organization or humane society. I participated in 2 corny transports- I took one thru FL to Ga to it's forever home and my sister adopted a rescue that our breeder had. It was very heart warming.
My Corny is very social- she loves to be around us. She isn't afraid to tell us when she wants more attention or is hungry or wants to play. She "talks" to us
. No I'm not a crazy cat lady either. She is our only pet for no particular reason than one pet is all we can handle.
If you have any questions please ask either here or email me privatly. I have attached a rough pic of my dd and a profile of our cat.