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The american bobtail is an uncommon breed of domestic cat which was developed in the late 1960s.
American bobtail tabby cat. The first american bobtails were bred in the 1960s and were the result of a mating between a short tailed brown domestic shorthair with a bobbed tail and a female seal point siamese. The bobtails most noted feature its succinct tail is one third to one half the length of an ordinary cats and should not extend below the hock. Burman and himalayan cats were also added.
At this time american bobtails came in only in pointed longhaired coats. Originating in the 1960s in the us the american bobtail was the first of two bobtailed cat breeds to be registered in america. Fair weather or foul.
It is most notable for its stubby bobbed tail about one third to one half the length of a normal cats tail. This is the result of a cat body type genetic mutation affecting the tail development. By crossing a number of the kittens with a longhaired color point they produced the american bobtail we know today.
The american bobtail has a built in raincoat of sorts. Like bobcats the bobtails hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs and the feet are large and round and may have toe tufts. The name hints a wild parentage a wild cat hybrid but bobcat parentage is unconfirmed.
American bobtail cat breed traits.