Sphynx kittens look almost alien when they are first born.
Cat Breeds Similar to Sphynx
In 2010, DNA analysis confirmed that Sphynx hairlessness was produced by an allele of the same gene that produces the Devon Rex (re), with the Sphynx allele being incompletely dominant over the Devon allele and both recessive to the wild type.
source: Wikipedia.org: Sphynx (cat).
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