Sunday, November 6, 2011

Is the Manx cat long haired?

Manx  - photo copyright Helmi Flick

No. The long haired version of the Manx is the Cymric a different cat breed. The Manx has a shorthaired coat that is double layered and extremely thick and plush. The adds to the compact appearance of this cat breed.

The Cymric has a semi-longhaired coat that is silky textured and soft, with a "well padded quality" (1). The undercoat is thick and close.

Note (1): Legacy of the Cat by Gloria Stephens - ISBN 0-8118-2910-3

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