The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat well-known for its lack of fur. It descended from selective breeding, beginning in the 1960s. The skin has the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. Their skin is the color that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc.) may be found on the Sphynx cat’s skin. Because they have no coat, they lose more body heat than coated cats. This makes them warm to the touch as well as heat-seeking.