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Ever Heard of Kohona Cats (Hawaiian Hairless)?

post #1 of 61
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Apparently, unlike the sphynx, these do not even have hair follicles...


http://belfrysphynx.org/kohona.html

At a glance, they look smoother than Sphynx and have more wrinkles, I think. Also, they look oddly like Yoda, only they are not green and their ears are up.
post #2 of 61
I love them, but than again I am hooked on hairless kitties!!!

I had spoke with Michelle (the breeder) through email a few months ago, she is a great person. She is also the breeder of SGC Belfry Ted NudeGent A/K/A Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers.
post #3 of 61
They are kind of cute. I would like to pet one.
post #4 of 61
Oh gosh...gasp....i love sphynx and am getting one myself but I just can't see the beauty in those kohona cats they are just way too wrinkly. They look like they have melted. Look at pic #2!
post #5 of 61
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
Apparently, unlike the sphynx, these do not even have hair follicles...


http://belfrysphynx.org/kohona.html

At a glance, they look smoother than Sphynx and have more wrinkles, I think. Also, they look oddly like Yoda, only they are not green and their ears are up.
OMG!!!! Did you look at the pictures?????
post #6 of 61
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Oh gosh...gasp....i love sphynx and am getting one myself but I just can't see the beauty in those kohona cats they are just way too wrinkly. They look like they have melted. Look at pic #2!
I KNOW!!!!!!!
post #7 of 61
It is a genetic anomally why would someone breed for it ...
post #8 of 61
Same reason they bred for the genetic mutation now known as Sphynx?
post #9 of 61
I have a cornish rex. I've never really liked the look of totally hairless - but have to admit at least the sphynx do have the rex personality

I hope that if they continue to breed the totally hairless cats they don't promote them as being hyperallergenic cats because if the person is allergic to the saliva of the cat, they will be highly allergic to these cats!
post #10 of 61
Awwww POOR KITTIES! (And doggies too) Makes me want to knit them some outfits!
(My son came in while I was looking at the pictures.....he thought they had cancer treatments or something)
I wonder whatever caused the mutation?
post #11 of 61
From looking at the pictures, it looks like whatever mutation that affects the hair follicles also affects the elasticity of the skin.
post #12 of 61
They make me shiver just a little bit.

But I agree, I want to knit them sweaters.
post #13 of 61
i had to look for quite a while until i found the eyes on the kitten in pictures #2, lol...

i'm not used to seeing hairless or near-hairless cats. how in the world do they keep warm? that knitting sweaters thing doesn't seem like too bad an idea in this case...
post #14 of 61
oh my goodness! they make me really sad!
post #15 of 61
O_o I've never been overly fond of the highly wrinked breeds, be they feline or canine.

But I'm very curious why they are so very much more wrinkly than a normal cat. Are the hair genes really tied into the genes for skin elasticity that much?
post #16 of 61
Wow! I've never seen those before!

Their head looks like a brain.

I wouldn't have one (I much prefer furry non-purebred cats) but they are certainly interesting.
post #17 of 61
knitting them sweaters would be good, and maybe masks too! I cannot see any beauty in this breed. Quite the opposite! But, to each his or her own.
post #18 of 61
Wow! They are really unique! I have never heard of them before, but I love all Rexes so no doubt I would love them!

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post #19 of 61
Um...yeah...gee I'm not sure what I think of those guys.
The kittens sure are ugly looking and the adults look very grumpy with that wrinkled skin!
post #20 of 61
I own a Kohana he is so special
post #21 of 61
I would suggest getting a sphynx from Michelle. belfrysphynx.org Her cats are so very special. My brother has one of her sphynx another friend has one and a friend we bought one of her sphynx for sent back a sphynx he bought from another breeder. My brother bought me a KOHANA KAT from her. Her cats are very friendly and extremely smart. Michelle is a professional and honest breeder. She will always take the time to chat with you if you call or e mail.We have not had any problems with her cats. Some cats we have gotten from other breeders have been a nightmare. My brother bought a Devon Rex and the breeder caused us some major issues. Sent the kitten with ringworm causing our other four cats and dog to contract it. We are still dealing with it to this day. The paperwork required for him to fly (rabies and other shots) was falsified, the breeder ever admitted it.
post #22 of 61
My little guy is number 15 on the web site. belfrysphynx.org I just love my KOHANA KAT.
post #23 of 61
Wow, the newborn's appearance is quite startling!

Interesting breed...
post #24 of 61
I'm sure they are lovely cats, and sweet as honey, but I'd rather have a Sphynx. Why are these Kohona Cats so wrinkled?
post #25 of 61
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Originally Posted by marie-p
Their head looks like a brain.
That is exactly what I thought! But hey, each animal is beautiful in it's own way. Their skin is so shiny...They look like they'd feel really smooth. I hope no one in a cold environment gets one of these! If so, they better have a wardrobe for the poor thing
post #26 of 61
Oh my it's the sharpei(sp?) of the feline world - I just want to protect them..
post #27 of 61
O.o.... I'm sorry.. But before my grams passed on.. well.. she looked like those cats.. LOL I'm not sure I'd want one.
post #28 of 61
You know...

I KNOW my cats are naked, I always have, and I KNOW that my dog was naked, and I'm okay with that.. but those are just... WAY-Too-Naked! Even spinx are okay with me because they're fuzzy.. but thise kitties just look like they need to put on some clothes!!
post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by KohanaMrPig
My little guy is number 15 on the web site. belfrysphynx.org I just love my KOHANA KAT.
It may be because I have 4 hairless babies, but I think that the Kohana's are just adorable. To be honest, cats with hair look weird to me sometimes, but that is only because I am use to seeing hairless cats. I would love to be owned by a Kohana someday!

What is your cats name? Do you have anymore pictures you can post of him?
post #30 of 61
It took me a long while to think of what their wrinkles reminded me of and why I could picture what petting them would feel like. Their wrinkles remind me of a morel. It's a type of mushroom that's full of wrinkles.
I don't think I could be owned by one, but I certainly would love the oportunity to meet one someday and massage its wrinkles
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