Cornish Rex

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Photo: kitten of Cornish Rex breed
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Life expectancy

The Cornish Rex has a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years


Adult size

Female Between 11 and 12 in
Male Approximately 12 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 9 lb
Male Between 9 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown White Red Cream Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Cornish Rex costs between £300 and £500

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More details about the Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex: Origins and history

The Cornish Rex was born on a farm in Cornwall (UK). The first kitten displayed frizzy hair, reminiscent of Rex rabbits. As this genetic mutation is recessive in nature, it took many inbreeding crossings to maintain this coat. Of course, breeding with other breeds such as the Siamese or the Burmese, for example, has diversified this new breed that was first recognised in 1967 in England.

Cornish Rex: Purchase price

The average price of a Cornish Rex kitten is between £300 and £500. This price often varies according to the pedigree, the breeder, the age or even the sex. It will cost on average £30/month to provide for their needs, to ensure a high quality diet and to buy products recommended by your vet.

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