Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Ragdolls have a "roman" nose???? will have to look up the standard
hmm - beg to differ on you on the profile of the two breeds - they are not the same
Ragdoll - Muzzle is round, medium in length, with well-developed chin. Nose is to have a gentle break between the eyes.
C. Rex - The Cornish Rex has a Roman profile comprised of a gentle convex curve from the tip of the nose to the top of the head with a smooth mild dip just below the eyes and above the high prominent nose bridge.
Sorry to do my usual and take the thread a bit off topic, if it was an Olympic sport we'd be in with a chance of some medals
- You're talking about the American Cornish Rex - the European does not have a convex profile at all but a straight one. They are to all intents and purposes different breeds now. Our CRexes look nothing like yours
Medium wedge with high cheek bones. Head length about one third greater than the maximum width, narrowing to a rounded muzzle and strong chin. In profile a flat skull curving gently at the brow and continuing in a straight line to the tip of the nose"
"In Europe the Rex cats have a straight profile and in the USA they prefer a more extreme type with a Latin profile."
(one day I'll manage to do a whole post in one go
) if you go to this link here
this is one of the leading Rex breeders in the UK - scroll down to the 3rd set of photos down (seal point & white Cornish girl) to see a good UK Cornish Rex profile, this girl is doing well in the showring at the moment. There are some Devons on the page too, but if you compare the Cornish that is a good look in the UK showring, but quite different to the US look
If I look at Radar I can see definite CRex head and ear conformation, only very slightly muted by his moggy half, whereas to those in the US I am sure he looks nothing like what you'd expect a CRex cross to be