|This race is named in honor of the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, where it originates. |
There are several legends of the race as Manx lost his tail. According to legend, Noah dropped the door of the ark in the cat's tail ... another legend says that a dog on the bit of it.
But the truth is more rational: a genetic mutation causes reduced tail , is a mutation in the gene is dominant in the lack of tail.
Considering the stories around the Manx, it is not surprising that the cat appears to be one of the oldest breeds.
The main feature as we have said is that it has no tail.
It has a muscular body with short back, rounded rump. The height of the hind legs is greater than the previous ones. Their claws are thin and round.
The Manx has a round head with prominent cheeks, broad nose and a firm mouth on a short, thick neck. The ears are wide open base and rounded tips. Are angled slightly outward.
The eyes are wide, round and shiny.
fur is short and double. The double coat makes the impression of being well padded and its quality is of much greater significance than the color. Character. The Manx is a very intelligent cat with a great sense of direction and strong character. He is very affectionate, friendly and tolerates the presence of other animals is also a very skilled hunter of rodents. Search is very affectionate and always accompanied by his owner. It is extremely agile and smooth motions. Care There is a very high mortality rate in puppies of the Manx, due to difficulties in the development of the column. But those who survive the first few days they become strong, healthy adults.