11 Tuesday 11th February 2014
The Lykoi is probably a favorite amongst ones who love mysterious looking creatures, the Lykoi name stems from the Greek word Lykoi meaning 'wolf'. The name was given to the breed of cats because of their appearance. The website dedicated to this unusual breed explains the science behind the Lykoi, stating:
"The Lykoi Cat is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that has the appearance of a werewolf. The mutation has occurred in other cats, but to date, no reports of anyone starting a breed have been made. Our founding cats come from two unrelated litters. The first litter was presented to Patti Thomas as a natural occurring Sphynx mutation (they were born around July 2010). The mother was a black domestic shorthair. Upon receiving the kittens, (a brother, sister, and their mother), she knew they were not Sphynx. This confirmation was done with DNA testing for Devon/Sphynx gene which the kittens did not have.”
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