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    Cymric Breeders and other related Links

    History

    According to Marjan Swantek, author of The Manx Cat, published in 1987 by TFH Publications, the longhaired gene was probably introduced to the population by a Norwegian Forest Cat, brought to the island by King Mangus of Norway.

    The name Cymric (pronounced kim' rick) means Welsh; it was proposed since many longhaired Manx were observed in Wales, at one time. Initially, this name was used within all associations, but eventually, in some associations, the breed is called simply, Long Hair Manx.
    Read More: http://www.acfacats.com/cymric_synopsis.htm

    The Cymric, without a tail,  and its shorthaired cousin, the Manx, are among the oldest natural breeds of cats. They are native to the Isle of Man, an  island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland.  Geneticists have determined that the cat without a tail occurred as the result of a spontaneous mutation. The Manx was easily established due to the  genetic nature of the tailless trait and centuries of inbreeding in an isolated island environment. Both long- and shorthaired cats existed on the Isle of Man before the appearance of the mutant gene for  taillessness. When the tailless Cymric appeared, the recessive longhair gene may have been part of the package. Cymrics were first seen in litters from Manx cats in Canada in the l960's and are still seen  only in shows in North America. They have yet to receive full status as a champion breed.

    Type and characteristics

    Temperament

    It is a friendly, affectionate, relaxed  companion, an easy feline to share a home with. According to some sources the Cymric is somewhat dog like in its habits; it will play "fetch," growl at an unidentified disturbance, and may follow  its owner around.

    This cat is also known for its love of shiny objects keep an eye on your jewelry! Cymrics like to snooze in laps and high places. Children, dogs, and other cats are taken in  stride. They have good mousing ability and enjoy time outdoors, but they are very comfortable in the home as well. They get along well with other animals, including dogs.

    Special Observation

    Some  Cymric cats have neurologic disorders and defecation problems due to spinal defects associated with the gene for taillessness.  The tailless Cymric, whose name is derived from the Gaelic word for Wales,  is a longhaired version of the Manx. It is a friendly, affectionate, relaxed companion--an easy feline to share a home with. According to some sources the Cymric is somewhat doglike in its habits; it will  play "fetch," growl at an unidentified disturbance, and may follow its owner around.

    This cat is playful, loves to sit atop high areas and will catch toys and also bury them like a  dog.

    The Cymric requires daily combing with a medium-toothed comb.

    Cymric Breeders and other related Links

    TICA Breed Standards
    www.tica.org

    AACE Breed Standard- Cymric
    www.aaceinc.org/b-cymr.htm

     

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