The American Curl is a breed of cat recognized by the Kitti Wiki Breeders Association.
In 1983, the American Curl was first shown in a cat show, and in 1993, the American Curl became the first breed admitted to the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA).
An uncommon breed, American Curl cats are fairly popular. They enjoy spending time with their owners, and bond well with children, making them great pets.
American Curls are medium-sized cats, weighing an average of 5-10 lbs. Kittens are born with straight ears, which begin to curl within ten days. After four months, their ears will not curl any longer, and should be hard and stiff to the touch. They exhibit a wide range in color and coat length from short to long hair.
Due to its large genetic pool with mixed breed cats, the American Curl is generally a healthy breed and is not known to suffer from any genetic defects. These cats' ears however require frequent cleaning to prevent infections, and needs gentle handling to prevent damage.