Other names: Manx cat
The Manx is a breed of domestic cat that lacks a tail, although in reality not all members of this breed are tailless.
Characteristics of Manx
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- A distinctive feature of these cats is a shortened tail or its absence;
- Friendly and funny;
- The Manx walk resembles that of a rabbit;
- The long-haired variant of this breed is the Cymric .
മാൻക്സ് is a cat breed that originated on the Isle of Man. They are peaceful, intelligent, calm, obedient, unpretentious, quickly adapt to changes, need attention, and not getting enough of it, they can be offended. Manx always strives to be at the center of events, of course, in the role of the most active participant. The absence of a tail is considered a feature of Manx cats, although there are also tailed representatives of the breed, in which its length can vary from a short “stump” to a tail of almost normal length.
The Manx cat without a tail comes from the island of the same name, two hundred years ago its image flaunted on its emblem. The islanders were sure that tailless animals bring good luck, so they surrounded them with love and attention.
Tradition says that the progenitor of the modern Manx was left without a tail during the Great Flood: she ran onto the ark at the last minute, and her tail was pinched because the door was already closing.
The breed, whose birthplace is the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, is naturally formed. Isolation on the island and for this reason the lack of new blood flow caused a genetic disorder. The species, based on a dominant mutation that appeared several centuries ago, shares common roots with the British Shorthair.
From the end of the 19th century Manx cats began to exhibit. The first exhibition, in which they participated, was held in 1871. In England, in 1901, a club of Manx cat lovers was established. And two years later, the first, albeit unofficial, standard of this breed was published.
In the 30s. XX century fluffy tailless beauties expanded the geography of their habitat and appeared in the USA and the Scandinavian countries. The breed was registered only after its appearance in America. In Europe, the Manx was not recognized due to the fact that the tailless gene is fraught with health of the cat. But now this breed is recognized by a large number of felinological organizations, and the CFA has combined them into one with the Cymric, believing that they differ only in the length of the coat.
- Color: any, except color-point, chocolate, lilac and their combinations with white.
- Coat: smooth, thick, with undercoat.
- Eyes: round, large, set obliquely, preferably to match the color.
- Body: The back of the body is a little heavy.
- Legs: Forelegs shorter than hind legs.
- Tail: absent. In the place where the tail should be, a hole is felt. Also, in addition to tailless, the Manx breed is represented by individuals with several tail vertebrae, cats with a shortened tail and owners of a completely normal, long tail.
These cats are very peaceful, feel great in a large family, get along with small children, no problems arise when communicating with dogs, even with large ones. Manx is not a timid ten, he can stand up for himself and his territory.
Intelligent, calm, obedient cat, unpretentious, quickly adapts to changes. Manx love their owners, very loyal, they generally feel sympathy for people. They feel like part of the family, they need attention, and not getting enough of it, they can be offended.
They love to look at the flowing water, whether it is rain, a river or a stream from a tap. Some cats are even able to learn how to flush the toilet in order to admire the flow of running water.
Despite the fact that the addition of cats is somewhat overweight, they are very energetic, mobile, love games, in addition, they are excellent hunters and even fishermen.
Manx is a clean animal. But still, this breed can not do without help. She needs to be bathed once a week and combed out with a stiff comb, which is especially important during the shedding period. Manx claws are razor-sharp and require regular grooming.
The tailless gene can cause bowel and bladder dysfunction, as well as difficulty walking. As a rule, the syndrome manifests itself during the first months of a kitten’s life.