Cymric Cat: Facts & Trivia

The Cymric (KIM ric) cat is a long haired version of the Manx, but identical in every other way. They are known for being tailless, round, and intelligent with sweet voices.

Cymric Appearance: 

Cymric cats are medium sized cats weighing 7-13 pounds (3.2-5.9 kg). These cats have a medium length, silky double coat that requires more grooming than most cats. They come in almost all colors and patterns, including black, white, blue, red cream brown, calico, solid, tortoiseshell among other.Their back legs are longer than their front legs. 

Not all Cymic cats are tailless. A tailless Cymic is known as a rumpy. Rumpy risers have a tail of three fused vertebrae and characteristically these cats’ tail lifts as you pet them. Finally, there are the longys whose tails are still a little shorter than normal cats. This unusual tail is the result of a natural mutation. 

Cymic cats are round, they have round head, round bodies, round eyes and round rumps. These cats a heavy boned and stocky. Cymics are originally from the Isle of Man an island between England and Ireland. 

Cymic cats have a lifespan of 8-14 years.

Cymric Temperament: 

Cymic cats become very attached to their owners. Some attach specifically to one person in the family, but others attach to the whole family. Cymic have agile paws and are good at breaking into cupboards, and opening doors.

Despite their round appearance and lack of tail these are agile cats and good mousers. They enjoy solving puzzles and enjoy these type of toys. 

These cats are said to have very sweet trilling voice. 

Other: The mutation that gives the Cymic his short tail can be deadly if the cat receives two copies of this recessive gene. These cats die before birth. About a quarter Cymic that are conceived received two copies of this gene, as a result the litters of Cymic are smaller than most cats. 

FIFE, WCA, AACE, ACF, ACFAall consider the Cymic a separate breed, while many other organizations consider it to be a longhair Manx.
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