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Hair on a Hairless Cat?

Timmy & the Twins

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Timmy has lots of hair. When we got him he was significantly more bald than he is now. He has some on his nose that is now spread to his whisker pads. He has wiskers and some eyelashes now too. His hair on his ears and feet has gotten thicker, as well as, the hair on his tail. He has grown quite a bit of hair from mid-back that runs down his spine to his tail. Is any of this normal? Just wondering Timmy is our first.

Hair or no hair we love him to pieces.
 

Mews2much

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Some sphynx grow hair in winter and whiskers.
Akso some get hair from hormones.
It is normal for it to happen.
 
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Sphynx develop hair sometimes. Especially in winter. Both mine have nose tufts. Dita also has hair on her toes and a bit on her back.
 

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Timmy has lots of hair. When we got him he was significantly more bald than he is now. He has some on his nose that is now spread to his whisker pads. He has wiskers and some eyelashes now too. His hair on his ears and feet has gotten thicker, as well as, the hair on his tail. He has grown quite a bit of hair from mid-back that runs down his spine to his tail. Is any of this normal? Just wondering Timmy is our first.

Hair or no hair we love him to pieces.
Perfectly normal... especially since you are in a colder climate. The amount of hair can change due to diet, hormones, weather, and possibly stress. The hair he has grown may or may not fall out in the spring :Smile:
 

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My oldest Sphynx has always had very fine hair on her face and legs. As the years have gone by she has grown a peachfuzz that she keeps year round and wiskers that come and go. And she has always had hair on her tail like a cornish rex.
 

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From what I have read, this is normal. Niles has always had very fine hair on his feet, ears, and nose. His tail has always had some, but there seems to be more over the last 6 weeks. And I've been watching this stripe develop down his tail of no fur...odd.

I 'threaten' to shave his tail if he misbehaves. If I stuck to my word, it'd be bald now!! :LOL::LOL::Hysterical:
 

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Its normal. My snuffie was always lightly fuzzy but now she has a slight mohawk down her back..and lots of fuzz on her flanks.

SoBe was blad as a baby when she came, she now has a hairy tail and ear tuffs. lol
 

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It does happen but for a well bred sphynx and especially show quality it shouldn't outside the aproved hairzones, even in winter or during hormonal changes, certainly not more than a fine fuzz.
Nose, ears. paws and tail can be haired and that's ok. Whiskers are ok as well but has to be broken and not long.

And ofc the cat is still the same being and as loved if it grows hair but I would either way be very damn disappointed if my Sphynx started growing furr more than what's ok, not that it would affect my love for him though.

In america it seems to be a well debated area but in other parts of the world it is almost a non issue, like here. We have damn cold winters and many Sphynxes whos owners in most cases are networking in communities but still I only saw one in my life here and have heard about another one.

In the hairzones it is completely ok that it has hair though. And that it changes over time but starting to grow real hair on it's back (more than what can be called fuzz) will never be ok in my book for the breed. For the cat as a pet though it does not matter, but if you paid hard cash for the cat I totally understand disapointment if it does not comply with the most important trait and for most people the basic reason they got interested in this breed to begin with.
 

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It does happen but for a well bred sphynx and especially show quality it shouldn't outside the aproved hairzones, even in winter or during hormonal changes, certainly not more than a fine fuzz.
Nose, ears. paws and tail can be haired and that's ok. Whiskers are ok as well but has to be broken and not long.

And ofc the cat is still the same being and as loved if it grows hair but I would either way be very damn disappointed if my Sphynx started growing furr more than what's ok, not that it would affect my love for him though.

In america it seems to be a well debated area but in other parts of the world it is almost a non issue, like here. We have damn cold winters and many Sphynxes whos owners in most cases are networking in communities but still I only saw one in my life here and have heard about another one.

In the hairzones it is completely ok that it has hair though. And that it changes over time but starting to grow real hair on it's back (more than what can be called fuzz) will never be ok in my book for the breed. For the cat as a pet though it does not matter, but if you paid hard cash for the cat I totally understand disapointment if it does not comply with the most important trait and for most people the basic reason they got interested in this breed to begin with.
Snuffies "fuzz" on her back is very very short. I'll try to get photos of her "fuzz" mohawk. lol
 

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When I got mine at 6 months completely bald. Now they both have a light coat of fur on there backs, hips, and tail. I keep threatening to shave them. They are so lovely though it does not really matter. I would like them to be smooth though.
The one advantage is they don't stick to my legs and arms as bad as they did before.
 

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I keep threatening to shave them. They are so lovely though it does not really matter. I would like them to be smooth though.
The one advantage is they don't stick to my legs and arms as bad as they did before.
Oh thank goodness someone else admitted to thinking of shaving the fur off! :Woo::ThumbsUp:

I don't mind the hair really, but sometimes Niles tail hair stands on end looking like he stuck it in a socket. And it is wirey feeling. Feet and ear fuzz are SO soft.
 

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Azizah has thickish furry tufts on each thigh. The fur is wavy and rabbity soft. I think it's cute. :)
 

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Smeagol was sold to me as a brush (though I would say he is more a flock!) and I just LOVE the way he feels! I always say to people he feels like a little peach :) His tail is then positively fluffy compaerd to the rest of him. He was castrated a month ago and I've not noticed any change in his coat.
He may or may not loose that as time goes on, I kinda hope he doesn't as I think he feels lovely!
 
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