Manx Cat Breed Profile

Manx cat breed profile

Manx cat a glance Energy: Low to medium Eyes: Green, copper, gold, blue Temperament: Friendly, quiet, loyal, dog-like Weight: Males 5 kg (11 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs) Colours: All colours accepted Grooming: Requires weekly grooming Lifespan: 12-16 years

What is a Classic Tabby Cat?

What is a classic tabby?

What is a classic tabby cat? Despite popular belief, the tabby is not a breed of cat but instead describes the coat of a cat. Also known as blotched or marbled tabby, the classic tabby pattern consists of a light agouti (banded) ground colour with a melanistic overlay made up of lines, swirls, and whorls.

Deafness in White Cats

Deafness in white cats

Deafness in white cats with blue eyes is a form of congenital deafness medically known as unilateral or bilateral congenital sensorineural deafness. Dominant (epistatic) white is a masking gene that overrides all other coat colours and is symbolised with the letters WD. Affected cats could have an underlying coat colour, but the WD gene completely … Read more

Striped Cat Breeds

Toyger cat

A striped coat is a type of tabby pattern which occurs in four types, agouti, classic, mackerel and spotted. This article will focus on the classic and mackerel coat patterns which are made up of sworls and stripes on a paler background. The mackerel tabby pattern is the default wild type coat pattern. Mutations have … Read more