German Rex health Health Information
First in 1957, when her life-long partner Blacki I died, Rose attempted to mate Lämmchen with her son Fridolin. She got two curly male kittens and two normally coated, female kittens. Thus was a mutation proved. In the meantime there had also been found curly coated cats in England, the later Cornish and Devon Rex. At the time it was not clear whether or not there were different genes involved. Uncontrolled breeding over some years, resulted in no more German Rexes being found. By 1968, there were only three descendents of Lämmchen known.