It is unusual to find a Kinkalow pet cat alive and well in America as they are rare and it may be unique to find a video of one. This is video of a Kinkalow with a grey-and-white tuxedo type coat. Her name is Munchkin_Minnie. She’s not a Munchkin however in the cat breed meaning of the word.
The Kinkalow is a dwarf cat. This means a normal body but short legs. About 12 years ago the dwarf cats, of which there are or were no less than 14 variants, were increasing in popularity but I sense it has waned since.
The major cat associations don’t recognise the dwarf cats because they rely on a relatively minor disability (if you can put dwarfism that way) for their existence.
The video is also amusing for the cat’s instant reaction to the play from her human guardian:
There are some health issues associated with the gene that causes the dwarfism too. Although they are normally fairly healthy cats. However, these factors work against this breed. There was a time in the mid-20th century when there was a rush to start new cat breeds but it resulted in a backlash because some breeds are based on genetic flaws e.g. the tailless Manx and hairless Sphynx.
You can see the American Curl in Munchkin_Minnie as her ears curl backwards slightly. Technically they don’t curl enough it seems for this cat to be a good show cat.
It’s interesting to say that her ears have straightened out slightly from when she was a kitten. The curling of the ears is unpredictable. They are not born with their ears curled fully back. The curl progresses or regresses! Munchkin_Minnie is a tad overweight in my opinion.
I have a full page on the Kinkalow:
And a full page on the dwarf cats: