Manx Breed Brief:
- Shorthair: Double coat is short and dense due to a cottony undercoat.
- Long: Coat is medium length, gradually lengthening from the shoulders to the rump, with full breeches. (The longhaired Manx was formerly called the Cymric.)
Manx are described as "rumpies," "stumpies," or "tailies," depending on the length of tail. Long-tailed Manx cats may be used for breeding, as they carry the recessive tailless gene, but only "rumpies" are eligible for competition in the championship category at CFA shows.
Registries Accepting the Manx
The Manx is currently accepted for registration by the TICA, the AACE and the CFA.
History and Personality
The Manx has been around for hundreds of years, and is believed to have originated on the Isle of Man, off the coast of England. Whether the original Manx was a ship's cat will never be known, but it is generally believed that island cats may also have been involved in the breed's background.