The Pixie-Bob Cat

A recent breed of cats, Pixie-Bob is rumored to have a wild heritage
with breeders claiming that they originated from mating of Bobcats with
domestic felines. There is some controversy over this eve…

A recent breed of cats, Pixie-Bob is rumored to have a wild heritage
with breeders claiming that they originated from mating of Bobcats with
domestic felines. There is some controversy over this even as many
locals in certain parts of North America claim the phenomenon to be a
usual occurrence. Genetic testing has revealed no evidence of wild cat
roots in Pixie-Bob’s chromosomal make-up. It is therefore not certain
as to how exactly these cats came about. They were first reported in
mid nineteen eighties and are currently in the process of gaining
recognition from cat fancier registration bodies.

Pixie-Bob is a
largish cat with well developed musculoskeletal structure. They are
quite strong and of an impressive build relative to most domestic
felines. Healthy adult males are known to reach twenty five pounds in
weight, making them one of the biggest cat breeds. Coat is silky and
double layered. Both short and longhair versions are seen. Face
resembles that of the Bobcat with slanted almond-shaped eyes and tufted
ears. Overall appearance is that of a wild felid rather than a house
cat.

Pixie-Bobs are made remarkable by their short tail that
resembles that of the Bobcat. It can be either totally absent or grow
up to reach a short length. The cats are also unique in the sense that
they frequently have extra toes on their paws. In fact they are the
only cat breed that is allowed into competitions with polydactyly.
Despite their reputed wild cat origin, Pixie-Bobs are not crossed with
Bobcats for development of the breed.

Pixie-Bobs are highly
intelligent and affectionate cats. They are said to be very sensitive
and respond to even slight changes in their environment. They are like
dogs in terms of their loyalty and some of their habits. Like dogs they
tend to fetch toys and objects, and prefer to sit next to their humans
and follow them around everywhere.


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