The difference between the dwarf cats, Bambino and Minskin can be confusing. The Bambino dwarf cat is a cross between the Sphynx and the Munchkin (the founding dwarf cat breed). The Minskin is a cross between several cats, the Sphynx, Munckin, Burmese and Devon Rex.
There is then on the face of it a fine difference between the Bambino and Minskin in their heritage. The Minskin is accepted by TICA as a preliminary new breed. The breed can be shown from the beginning of May 2008. The difference is in the coat. The Bambino is a short legged Sphynx (hairless cat).
The Minskin can also be hairless. This cat can also have similar hair to the Munchkin. However, these variants cannot be shown in competition.
The classic Minskin coat appearance is "furpointed". This coat is thin and sparse and has fur pointed extremities (see a fuller description here). The furpointed Minskins can be shown at TICA events.
Photographs: top - copyright Helmi Flick, bottom, copyright Jim Child.
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