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 Manx Cats - Pictures
Picture source:
Caarjyn Manx © 2001
Cheri Bost

Manx Cats - Colors

Manx Cats come in every color and pattern, only the pointed, Himalayan pattern isn't accepted. The most widespread are classic and mackerel tabby Manx, tortoiseshell, calico and any solid colors, bi-color, and spotted. The color possibilities of Manx Cats cover the range of red, blue, cream, brown, black, and white.


Weight: 10-12 lbs for males, 8-10 lbs for females.
Life Span: up to 20 years.

Manx Cats - History

Manx Cats originated from the Isle of Man about 300 years ago. There exist many legends of their origin. Some say that Manx Cats are refuges from the Spanish Armada, or other ships. Others say the Manx descended from Siam and Malaya, where cats have kinked tails. Welsh people considered tailless cats sacred in early times. The earliest reference to the Manx is to those cats owned by the painter Joseph Turner.

The scientists think that the lack of a tail is caused by a spontaneous mutation. All cat breeds occasionally produce kittens with a missing tail. But, only in the Manx Cat, due to the isolation from outside breeding, has the taillessness become a common characteristic. Many ships with cats aboard docked on the Isle, so it's impossible to date back to the origin of the Manx Cat. It's only obvious that both longhair and shorthair were represented in the mutation. Careful breeding programs increased the size of the Manx Cats and made them broad chested and stocky.
 Manx Cats - Pictures
Picture source:
Caarjyn Manx © 2001
Cheri Bost

Manx Cats - General Info Links

AAA Pets - Contains brief information on Manx Cats and many others.

AACE Breed Standard - Manx - Features the qualities and characteristics of this cat type.

ABC Pets - A guide on many pets, includes general characteristics and lists of breeders.

ABC Pets - Contains breed description and tips on housing.

American Manx Club - CFA breed club for the Manx breed, includes breeders links.

Animal Planet - Quick facts on the breed.

Australia's Love My Pet - Tips on caring and breeding of Manx Cats.

Breeder Listings- Manx / Cymric - Longhaired and shorthaired Manx Cats are described.
 Manx Cats - Pictures
Picture source:
Miribu Cattery © 2000-2002

Breeds -Manx - Cats Breed Profile - Links to informative sites concerning Manx Cats.

Cat Breed Pictures - Temperament, description, and photos of Manx Cats are given.

Cat Breeds - Find information on any cat breed.

Cat Breeds, Types, Variants and Hybrids - Presents breed status and description.

Cat Fancy - Appearance and personality of Manx Cats are described.

CFA Breed Profile: Manx - Information on this cat and its features.

Cymric Cats - General information on the longhair variation of Manx Cats.

Cymric Main Page - Description of the Longhaired Manx and care information.

FBRL Breed Page: Manx - Information, links, and breeder contact information for the Manx cat breed.

Japanese Bobcat and Manx - Manx Cats and other tailless breeds are shown with a brief description.

Manx - Manx Cats history and habits are presented.
 Manx Cats - Pictures
Picture source:
Miribu Cattery © 2000-2002

Manx at Pet Central - Temperament and care tips on Manx Cats.

Manx Cats Breed Description - The full breed description with pictures of the Manx Cats.

Manx Cats Breeders - Physical description and characteristics of Manx Cats.

Manx Profile - Manx Cats' peculiarities are described.

Manx: Cat Breed FAQ - A complete and concise description of the Manx.

PawPeds - Presents general description and old pictures of Manx Cats.

Unisus Manx Cattery - General standards for longhaired and shorthaired Manx Cats.

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