Great replies - thank you all!
Originally Posted by Abymummy
No offense intended but you are missing a heck of a lot of "old" breeds in the first instance!
None taken! I am fully aware of missing a lot of the "old" breeds
The reason I mentioned the new breeds, and specifically the highlanders is that they come up in keywords analysis reports. That's when I check to see what surfers are looking for online, which search terms connected with cats, I see quite a lot of people looking for highlanders. I confess, still didn't have the time to research that breed, so only mentioned that one because it seems to be popular in the searches.
Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Please do NOT choose the Highlander. It is not a breed accepted by the American Curl breeders, and we do not accept the "history" of how this breed was founded. I would challenge them to prove with dna testing that the curl-earred component of the breed is not just an American Curl.
Trust me on this if nothing else...all the American Curl breeders I know, which is most of the reputable, active ones in the world, do NOT approve of ANY of the several hybrids being created using American Curls as a component.
Point taken and thank you. I guess we won't have a Highlanders review anytime soon
To those of you who kindly offered to provide a breed review - I am always happy to consider contributions of articles! They come with credit to the author and a link back to your website (if you have one). Breed descriptions need to be accompanies with good quality pictures (just 1-3) that come with full written permission from the copyright owners. It's why I prefer to actually handle those myself.