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Devon Rex - re

The Devon Rex has a coat similar to Cornish Rex, but at a closer inspection one can see that the Devon Rex - as opposed to the Cornish Rex, has guard hairs. The coat hairs of the Devon Rex are even shorter and more extreme than the Cornish Rex. This gene is recessive and has another locus than the r-gene. If one mates a purebred Cornish Rex - rr ReRe - with a purebred Devon Rex - RR rere - all kittens will have normal coats (shorthair) with the genotype Rr Rere. The Devon rex-gene appeared in Devonshire, England in 1960.