The Manx cat breed is a stocky cat that has a missing or partial tail. The types of Manx cat are a result of a genetic mutation that involves polygenes in the spinal cord. The results are a missing tail, stumpy tail, or small tail… Manx are known to be larger boned than most cats and they have distinctively large round eyes and heads. The Manx has ears that look like they are precariously prepared to fall off of their head.
The Manx strange origins were first promoted to the public in the 19th-century publication of book An Historical and Statistical Account of the Isle of Man
by Joseph Train.
The Manx was around as a breed long before the 19th century. A 17th-century legend said that a
part of the Spanish Armada shipped wrecked near the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. The Manx superseded swam to shore near Port Erinby and decided to stay on the island. The word for Manx in Gaelic means stubbin which is a good name for stubby Manx cat tails.
There are many amusing tales about the origins of the Manx. Many today are bred to meet the complex standards of the professional breeding associations for show cats. Manx also are increasing a popular family pet. They exhibit dog-like behaviors and some claim that the coats Manx cats have are hypoallergenic. Manx cats I have known seem to all have silky fur, but resemble an endless number of different breeds of cats. Obviously, a taming Manx can interbreed with an endless number of other cat breeds and produce tailless kittens. Most Manx differs from other breeds in that they can live well into their twenties, have fewer health issues, and exhibit dog-like behavior. Manx are affectionate and much laid back even as kittens.
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