A lot of you said, “but they have hair?” in response to photos of George-Michael and Maeby.
Correct. They are a hairless breed. With hair.
When they hear hairless cat, most people think of the sphynx.
(Aw, look at that guy.)
Sphynxes are basically skin.
But - there are others under the hairless category.
Spike was a cornish rex, and so are our new friends. Cornish rexes have only the undercoat, which is often curly and is always SO SOFT YOU GUYS. They do not shed, but as far as I know they are not hypoallergenic.
Across the breed, the amount of hair can vary a lot. Spike was pretty bald, even by rex standards. Maeby has a lot more hair than George-Michael, but he’s so young that more coat could still come in.
There are also devon rexes, which have the same coat but a different, less egg-shaped head.