Selkirk Rex camouflaged against matching rug

Selkirk Rex camouflaged against matching rug. Photo: Caters News Agency

The breed was developed through selective breeding from the Persian and the Persian sadly has a terrible reputation for suffering from polycystic kidney disease (35% of cats get it – it’s inherited).

This should be taken into account if and when you consider acquiring one. I don’t have stats on the percentage of Selkirks get this disease.