The Selkirk Rex is a curly-haired cat breed that you’ve probably never heard of, but once you see one, you’ll never forget it. The breed is pretty new on the scene and has been quickly growing in popularity due to its long, luscious fur. The fur manifests itself into beautiful curls, safely placing this cat in the longhair category.

The breed is the result of a house cat named Miss DePesto pairing off with a black Persian cat named Photo Finish. Three curly-haired kittens appeared in their litter, and the hair proved to be a dominant gene. The Selkirk Rex was born, named in honor of the breeder’s stepfather.

Now, the Selkirk Rex can be found around the world. We’ve gathered 35 of our favorite photos of the breed showing its curls off in all of their glory.