Thank you for visiting our website, however, we have moved.  Our new website is at

If you had this site saved as a favorite places or a bookmark, the full address  saved on your computer is  at which will bring you here.  The new site has navigational features not available on this site so we moved to a new web host.  We left this site up only so our friends that had saved our website could find the new site.  When our subscription to this Tripod site expires, we will not renew our subscription. 

Please go to the new site and save the new url in your favorite places instead of this url.

See you at the new site...  and we love to hear from our curl friends and visitors to our website.  Email Mike at for information on our kitties.


Dr. Leslie Lyons and her Staff at the University of California, Davis have undertaken the task of researching the origins of the Domestic Cat by having hundreds of breeds brought to the Campus of the Research Center on June 14, 2008.  Genetic (DNA) Testing was initiated as swabs were taken from all of the known breeds present at that time, as well as from ferile cat populations in some of the remotest areas of the world, including the area known as the "Fertile Crescent" of the Middle East where it has been widely believed the first cats were domesticated as pets.

The National Geographic Channel recorded this event as one of their specials, "The Science of the Cat" and has aired this on their Channel several times since.

Four representative catteries participated for the American Curl Breed and Curl Essence was one of the four.

We are extremely pleased and honored that our cats made it into the TV Special and survived the cutting room floor.


Evaluating the Curl as a Kitten - Ruthie