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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« on: 12/06/2008 18:45:06 »
Dear Cat 'o' Nine tail users !! ;)


See this cat ?




Nice eh ?...notice anything missing ?

That's right it has no Ipod !....additionally though it has no tail !

Aren't tails prerequisite for cats to enable them to do cat things like balancing and stuff ?

So, how come the Manx has no tail?



Tell me will ya ?


Ta

Neil
Cat Tail Asker

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #1 on: 13/06/2008 04:39:47 »
I always thought they were related to a Linx or Bobcat... cousin or something??? Tailess cats etc..
« Last Edit: 13/06/2008 04:42:07 by Karen W. »
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #2 on: 13/06/2008 05:23:18 »
It had a mishap with a sash window.
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2008 14:49:33 »
The reason for Manx Cats to have no tails is an old Genetic Mutation thing
and it has been said that it goes back 300 years or more.
But if the Manx kittens have two X genes then the mother cat
will abort them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_%28cat%29
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #4 on: 13/06/2008 16:55:57 »
I always thought they were related to a Linx or Bobcat... cousin or something??? Tailess cats etc..

hmmmm...I suppose it could be possible that one of these ;



...had it's wicked way with a regular cat......isn't that like a grape being violated by a melon ..LOL !! ;D

 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #5 on: 13/06/2008 16:59:22 »
It had a mishap with a sash window.

Bash the Sash !!

Just like this person has also just lost their tail !!



 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #6 on: 13/06/2008 17:01:21 »
The reason for Manx Cats to have no tails is an old Genetic Mutation thing
and it has been said that it goes back 300 years or more.
But if the Manx kittens have two X genes then the mother cat
will abort them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_%28cat%29


Ahh..I see !!..Thank Ewe Rosalind....so..it's not an evolution thingy it's a genetic mutation thingy..thank ewe !
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #7 on: 14/06/2008 08:39:52 »
I do believe it would... LOL LOL LOL... I actually believe that their have been domestic cats who have bred with larger cats!
« Last Edit: 14/06/2008 08:43:32 by Karen W. »
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #8 on: 14/06/2008 13:11:03 »
I do believe it would... LOL LOL LOL... I actually believe that their have been domestic cats who have bred with larger cats!

Indeed. The Savanna breed of cat is obtained by breeding a serval with a domestic cat.
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #10 on: 15/06/2008 18:50:17 »
I do believe it would... LOL LOL LOL... I actually believe that their have been domestic cats who have bred with larger cats!

Indeed. The Savanna breed of cat is obtained by breeding a serval with a domestic cat.

really ?...how do they....?...erhmmm....manage ?...does the regular cat have to use stilts ?

 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #11 on: 15/06/2008 18:51:10 »
http://fanciers.com/breed-faqs/manx-faq.html#medical

Thank Ewe Grumpy Old Mare.............for the wonderful link ...great info there.

Thanks
 

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Why Do Manx Cats Have Little or NO Tail ?
« Reply #12 on: 18/06/2008 09:06:45 »
You're very welcome, neilep

By the way - the Savanna cat was not bred from domestic cats crossed with LARGER cats like Tigers, Lions or the like, but with an African serval, which is 'only' about 53 cm high:

http://www.savannah-cats.net/about-savannahs.htm [nofollow]

(and they're not a 'breed' yet, apparently)
 

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