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FEATURED CAT: Cymric   Cats

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From: PennyCC

Nov-12

FEATURED CAT:  Cymric (pronounced Kim-rik)

12 Nov 2017

Some cat registries consider the Cymric simply a semi-long-haired variety of the Manx breed, rather than a separate breed. Except for the length of fur, in all other respects the two varieties are the same, and kittens of either sort may appear in the same litter. ... The breed's Manx bloodline originated in the Isle of Man, though Canada claims to have developed the long-haired variant. The breed is called the Longhair Manx or a similar name by some registries. [Wikipedia]

Origin: Canada, UK (Ireland and Isle of Man, Great Britain)
Life Span:  9-15 years
Weight: 9-13 lbs.
Litter Size:  2-4 kittens
Coat Colors: Tan, black, white, brown, lavender, chocolate, calico and combinations

Beautiful photos Cymric Cat breed

According to Isle of Man records,[weasel words] the taillessness trait of the Manx (and ultimately the Cymric) began as a mutation among the island's domesti...

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From: PennyCC

Nov-12

Are all Cymric tailless?

History

... the taillessness trait of the Manx (and ultimately the Cymric) began as a mutation among the island's domestic cat population. Given the island's closed environment and small gene pool, the dominant gene that decided the cats' taillessness was easily passed from one generation to the next, along with the gene for long hair. Long-haired kittens had been born to Manx cats on the Isle of Man, but had always been discarded by breeders as "mutants". Then, in the 1960s, similar kittens were born in Canada and were intentionally bred. This was the start of the increase of Cymric popularity. It took many years for the Cymric to be recognized as a breed of its own by cat associations. The Manx was recognized in the 1920s, but the Cymric was not shown until the 1960s and did not begin to gain popularity until the mid-1970s. [Wikipedia]

Appearance

In the breed of Cymrics, four different tail types are produced. The "rumpy" is the most valued for cat show purposes, and is the only show cat type in some organizations. This is a cat born entirely tailless. Instead, rumpies often have a dimple at the base of the spine where the tail would be. Next, there are "rumpy-risers". These cats have a short knob of tail that is made up of one to three vertebrae connected to the spine. "Stumpies" have a short tail stump, up to about 1/3 of a normal tail length. Finally, "longies" or "fully tailed" have tails as long or almost as long as an ordinary cat’s. It is impossible to predict what tail types will appear in any given litter. [Wikipedia]

Cymric Cat History,Personality,Health,Care

Is it really a cat if it doesn't have a tail? It is if it's a Cymric (pronounced kim-rick). There are lots of cats with short tails or no tails, but the Cymr...

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