Best-known for its lack of tail, the Manx is native to the Isle of Man, located between England and Ireland. Geneticists believe that the Manx’s lack of tails is the result of a spontaneous mutation within the Isle’s domestic cat population. Genetically, the Manx and other short tailed domestic felines are quite different. Given the Isle’s closed environment and small gene pool, the dominant gene easily passed from one generation to the next. As they look like rabbits many people called them as rabbits. They may even be hobbits who knows!
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF A MANX CAT
The Manx was the first cat breed appeared on the cat shows. They are solidly muscled, compact and well-balanced, medium in size with sturdy bone structure. They may live up 15 to 18 years. This breed is one of the ancient breeds. The constant repetition of curves and circles give the Manx the appearance of great substance and durability. Weight ranges from 8 to 12 pounds in both genders. Their lifespan is 9 to 13 years but it may depend on the conditions. They do not shred a lot but still it shreds, so it needs constant grooming. All colours and patterns can be seen both in its eyes and its fur. They have large, round and full eyes. Colour is gold to copper, odd eyed, blue eyed, green, or hazel as appropriate to the coat colour.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MANX CAT
The Manx is an active, playful, sturdy breed. They are great mouse-hunters as they are intelligent, highly trainable feline breed therefore considered to be social and tame cats. In fact, the Manx is often said to be “dog-like” both in their loyalty to their families and their love of play. Despite their playful temperament, they are usually very gentle. They are fascinated by water; perhaps this fascination comes from originating on a small piece of land surrounded by the liquid. They are classy, quite emotional and a little bit jealous animal as they overprotect their beloved ones, especially to their owners and children. They love independency, but not too much. Their hardiness is hardly existing. They can jump easily to great highs, so for our little friends’ safety do not forget to be careful about them! These little rabbits seem to love hopping, inferring they are appearing to hop around rather than walk frequently. They are highly curious and sensitive to the other’s needs. These rabbits seem to talk as they have a lot of things to say, right?