Ugly Shyla (uglyshyla) wrote in manxcats,
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Manx?

I adopted this kitty his name is Manxy not to long ago when a friend of mine rescued him and his brothers from a trash dumpster where somebody left them to die as babies.My 3 legged kitty passed away so I figured I could do with another missing part cat around the house :P
I was wondering if he's a Manx or a Pixibob?My friend who I adopted him from is pretty sure he's a Manx,but I didn't know if it counts as a pure manx just because it doesn't have a tail or what?
As you can see from his photos he has just a little puff for a tail,and because of that I was also wondering being as he only has a few vertebra for a tail if there is anything health wise I need to watch out for,like spinal or leg probs ect?I adore the little fellow to death and this is my friend time having a Manx or whatever in the world he is :P So I wanted to know if there is anything I need to be on the look out for health wise for the little guy.
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A lot of rescues will call him a manx-mix, because there is no way to say for sure if he's a true manx. Since you don't know his lineage (Manx are supposed to be traceable back to the Isle of Man), he's not technically a Manx. He could be a bobtail or just a dsh. Tail-less cats occur in domestic shorthairs, but they're not necessarily any relation to Manx cats.

As for bowel or urinary issues, he has enough of a tail that you shouldn't have to worry about that. The ones at risk are the ones whose tails are completely missing. When they have absolutely no tail, it can mean some last bits of the spinal cord that control bowel and urinary functions may be missing, too. This isn't always the case, of course.

One thing I've noticed about Manx cats is their broadness of face. Our Manx-mix (as the rescue called her) is broad enough of face that I have wondered if she isn't a Manx.

Here's our baby..

That is why I was wondering what and the heck my cat is,he has a pointed almost squirrel type face.Because of his weird spotting and the fact we have allot of bobcats here in Louisiana I didn't know if maybe he wasn't mixed with that,but he has a really sweet temperament and doesn't act Bobcatish.I just he's just a weird mix of things like me :P
Bobtails in general have pointier faces. If he were mixed with Bobcat, he'd be larger.