Paul MeSorley of Boston began working to produce the minskin in 1998. He used the Sphinx for his lack of fur and the munchkin by their short legs. The first cat who satisfied the evidence was I Am Minskin Hem I Rom; born in the 2000. The breed is rare.
The minskin seems to a Munchkin, except in the fur. It is not totally hairless, but described as «with tips for hair», because it has the thin skin on the face, foot and tail, where a pointed cat would be a darker colour, and a soft hair on the rest of the body. The minskins are playful, gregarious and outgoing.