Isle of Man


The Manx Cat, from the Isle of Man, is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cat, and an assortment of fanciful legends have grown up during its long history:

The Manx is a study in contradictions -- quiet but active, shy but friendly, witty but reserved, clever but trusting. There is a problem in that the Manx gene is semi-lethal. If a Rumpy Cat (no tail at all) is mated with another Rumpy, the kittens will die. There can never be a true-breeding Manx Cat as a tailless Manx may only mate successfully with a partially tailed or fully tailed Manx.

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