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what breed of cats has a spinal hair ridge (like a ridgeback

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4 cats all either brother,sister, or aunt, have hair (fur) down the spinal ridge that stands up, like the hair on a rhodesian ridgeback dog. it stands up in a sort of sawtooth pattern
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
As these cats are all related you may be seeing a mutation that is not currently set into any breed of cat.
New coat types do show up from time to time including curly and wiry coats as well as hairlessness which are then developed into breeds through judicious breeding.
If the skin is healthy under these tufts you could possibly have the start of a new breed if you were interested in pursuing that.
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