Manx (also known as Manx and Manx cat) - a breed of domestic cats, famous for its exterior - namely, the absence of a tail.This shorthaired medium or large sizes with a calm sweet temper.The breed was developed in the XVIII century in Ireland, and since then, a host of options for color - from silver to brown.Another characteristic difference Manx - short front legs, much shorter than the back.This feature makes them more "cartoon" look and makes them look like rabbits.Everything else, they move jumping.
Manx cats to classify them along the length of the tail.There are four main categories: 1) Rumpy (tailless), 2) Riser (very short, inconspicuous because of the fur tail), 3) Stumpy (short-tailed) and 4) Tailed (with a tail like a normal cat - rare). There is an old legend that cats are tailless Manx because of who their ancestor pinched his tail on Noah's ark.
opinions about the origin of Manx breeders disagree: some believe that it is the ancestor of the British Shorthair, the other - the cat with the Isle of Man, whose isolation has contributed to the consolidation of their natural mutation.Conditions Manx reflected not only in appearance but also in their behavior: All the representatives of this breed is very partial to the water.They love to watch it, love to play with a stream flowing from the faucet, etc.However, this does not mean that they all certainly love to swim.
Manx are renowned for their good-natured and peace-loving character.They get along well with other pets and children.Characterized by devotion, while suffering from a lack of attention to the hosts. When breeding Manx cats is highly desirable that one of the parents had a tail, since the presence of two genes causing beshvostnyh can lead to death a kitten.
worth noting that older Manx become only reaches three years, so if you decide to get a kitten of this breed, be prepared for the fact that for him will have to look long and hard to take care of a balanced diet, etc.Note that early sterilization can adversely affect them, and the offspring they may start as early as six months old, so for them need be watched.