Manx is a breed of cats from the Isle of Man, popular all over the world. These exotic species of cats are famous not only for their extraordinary appearance, but also for their wonderful character. An ideal choice for dog owners and parents.
The Manx (also known as the Manx or the Manx cat) is a domestic cat breed famous for its conformation, namely the absence of a tail. They are medium to large shorthaired cats with a calm, docile temperament. The breed was bred back in the 18th century in Ireland, and since then many color options have appeared - from silver to chestnut. Another characteristic difference between the Manxes is the short front legs, noticeably shorter than the hind legs. This feature gives them a somewhat "cartoonish" look and makes them look like rabbits. In addition, they move in leaps.
Maine cats are usually classified according to the length of their tail. There are four main categories: 1) Rumpy (tailless), 2) Riser (with a very short, invisible tail due to the fur), 3) Stumpy (short-tailed) and 4) Tailed (with a tail like a normal cat - rarely found).
There is an old legend according to which cats from the Isle of Man are tailless because of who their ancestor pinched his tail on Noah's ark.
Breeders differ on the origin of the Manx: some believe that his ancestor is the British Shorthair cat, others are cats from the Isle of Man, whose isolation contributed to the consolidation of their natural mutation. The living conditions of the Manx are reflected not only in appearance, but also in their behavior: all representatives of this breed are extremely partial to water. They love to watch her, love to play with the jet flowing from the tap, etc. However, this does not mean that they absolutely love to swim.
The Manks are famous for their good-natured and peaceful nature. They get along well with other pets and children. They are distinguished by devotion, while suffering from a lack of attention from the owners.
When breeding Mainx cats, it is highly desirable that one of the parents has a tail, since the presence of two genes causing taillessness can lead to the death of the kitten.
It is worth noting that Manx become adults only after reaching three years, so if you decide to buy a kitten of this breed, be prepared for the fact that you will have to take long and careful care of him, take care of a balanced diet, etc. Please note that early sterilization can adversely affect them, while they can have offspring as early as six months of age, so they need an eye and an eye.