However, one of them disappeared soon after they were seen together.The other, a longhaired black cat that Ruga named Shulamith, which means "black but comely", stayed with them.The longhaired American Curl was also given championship status by The International Cat Association (TICA).American Curl is considered a wonderful pet in the United States of America.They are very social and communicate well with others.Due to their lively nature they can easily draw the attention of others.This medium sized breed has round-shaped paws and a long straight tail without any kinks.Ears are wide having rounded tips and are covered with hairs.
Although other tabbies are bred in different colors, Abyssinians are bred and recognized for championship by CFA only in the ruddy and red varieties.(In CFA, the color blue was recognized in 1984 and fawn in 1989).
The history of this breed began in June 1981, in Lakewood, California.
According to the story, two cats with unusual curled ears wandered up to the doorstep of cat lovers, Joe and Grace Ruga.
In December 1981, Shulamith delivered her first litter of four kittens. A geneticist who was contacted to study this phenomenon confirmed that this unusual; curled ear was a genetic feature and was inherited in every case and there is no deformities attached to it.
In 1983, an American Curl was exhibited at a cat show for the first time.
Contrary to its rugged appearance, the American Bobtail is not a "wild" cat, but descends from naturally occurring bobtailed cats found in the wild.