Cat Breed of the Day: An Adorable American Bobtail Kitten

American-Bobtail-Kitten

How cute is this little guy?  Anyone out there have an American Bobtail kitten?  If so we’d love to hear your stories about him or her.   From what we understand they’re a great breed of cat to own.   For a little more about the American Bobtail you can read below. This came from Wikipedia

The American Bobtail is an uncommon breed of domestic cat which was developed in the late 1960s. It is most notable for its stubby “bobbed” tail about one-third to one-half the length of a normal cat’s tail. This is the result of a cat body type genetic mutation affecting the tail development, similar to that of a Manx cat. The breed is not related to the Japanese Bobtail despite the similar name and physical type—the breeding programs are entirely unrelated, and the genetic mutation causing the bobbed tail are known to be different because the mutation causing the American Bobtail’s tail is dominant, whereas the Japanese Bobtail tail mutation is recessive. American Bobtails are a very sturdy breed, with both short- and long-haired coats. Their coat is shaggy rather than dense or fluffy. They can have any color of eyes and coat, with a strong emphasis on the “wild” tabby appearance in show animals.


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