The parent cats were both American Shorthair barn cats (this resembles the origins of the LaPerm cat which also has a Rex [curly] type coat) living in New York state. The person who took charge of the litter, who I will presume was the owner of the barn where the cats lived, contacted a local breeder, of Rex cats, Mrs. William O’Shea. Mrs O’Shea bought the curly haired male together with a female from the same litter who had normal hair. She called the male ‘Council Rock Farm Adam of Hi-Fi’, and the female ‘Tip-Toe of Hi-Fi’. She developed the breed from these two cats.