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Grego, a Stunning Gray "Rumpy" Manx

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Manx Breed Brief:

The Manx has a robust and rounded appearance, with solid muscling, compact and of medium size. The Manx Coat:
  • 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.)
Both short and long-haird Manx come in a variety of colors and patterns, excluding pointed.
Rumpies and Stumpies

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.

With its rakish lines, robust appearance, and sweet expression, a Manx of any color or tail length can be a fine companion for a single-person household or a large family. Manx love to be around people, and vice-versa it seems, judging by their immense popularity.

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