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These are kind of the Dachhunds of teh cat world...NAF

The Munchkin Cat is a relatively new cat breed created by a random mutation that produced a cat with extremely short legs.

Munchkin Cats have short or long coats in a wide variety of colors. Somewhat surprisingly, because of their short stature munchkins are particularly adept at climbing and jumping.

Posted ImageMunchkin Cats are usually raised as indoor cats, although they are reported to be extremely active, agile and fast runners. Those who have spent time around barns have proven to be extremely good hunters. The mutation only affects the length of the legs.

The Munchkin Cat breed was begun in 1983 when Sandra Hochenedel found an extremely short-legged black cat living under a trailer in Louisiana. The cat, Blackberry, was pregnant and half of her kittens were born short-legged.Posted Image One of Blackberry's kittens, a tomcat named Tolouse, became the father of a breeding program and helped establish the breed in North America.

The Munchkin Cat breed is not recognized by all registering associations and is specifically banned by the Fédération International Féline FIFe and other European registries, but it is accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA).

Posted ImageBecause the munchkin gene is a dominant one, approximately half the kittens with a munchkin cat parent will be 'standard' munchkins. The remainder have normal length legs, but since it is a dominant gene these long/traditional legged cats cannot pass on the trait of short legs. Nor would this trait be passed on if the long legged kittens were crossed to another breed.

At one time it was theorized that this short legged trait was due to the same gene that causes achondroplasia achondroplastic in humans, however all attempts to prove this to date, have failed. Neither is it the same gene nor has a specific locus on another gene been found and identified at this writing. True "dwarfism"
affects more than the long bones of the legs. The munchkin cat is shorter than a standard domestic, but in all other respects it is identical, genetically and in size and overall appearance.


Animal abuse

by siriusnut

Clearly that kitty tree is not equiped with a suitable velvet fluffy pillow and enough toys, I can understand the kitties objections, I mean really, and Munchkin clearly isn't getting ALL of the petting in this scenario, that, to a cat, is grounds for like, jail time or something isn't it? Fines? Like you have to hand feed them catnip laced anchovies once a week or something? Pretty kitties :)

FAQ

Srsly?
Why do people breed deformed cats?

Cats weren't meant to have no hair, have folded ears, or no tail, or short legs. It's not natural. No animal-loving person could possibly breed for what is clearly a deformity.

Any opinions?
You fail to realize they carry a high risk of illnesses. They must be very, very carefully bred in order to avoid these, and even then the risk is high. They're cute of course, but it is, in the end, a deformity that should not be bred.
Just because it is a natural mutation does not make it okay. If a human was born with no limbs, is it natural? Of course. But it is still…

Many of the things you are calling "deformed" are harmless, natural mutations. The Manx cat is a naturally occurring breed from the Isle of Man. Spynx and Peterbalds are also naturally occurring - and harmless. The Spynx, other than being cold, is a very hardy cat. The Scottish fold is another naturally occurring mutation - as is the long haired gene! These breeds you site are not unhealthy, so you're really misinformed. They carry no higher risk of illness than any other breed or domestic short hair. What does a folded ear, for instance, have to do with healthy kidneys, or…

Ticha
I need some tips on Minskin Cat Breed Stuff?

I want to buy a Minskin, and I already know pretty much everything about them. I was watching a Cats 101 and all the stuff about it matches what I need PERFECTLY! I just had a couple questions
FIRST if you know a breeder or can find some online please give me a link. I need one in California So please don't give me one from North Virginia I don't believe shipping animals is very nice...
ANYHOO
I also wanted to know about how much they cost. The average cost, and I know they're rare, so I just wanted to know their average price.
ALSO
If you are a Minskin…

I suggest you DO NOT buy an animal ever. You should always adopt from a shelter! The animal that are rescued are more loving and appreciative.

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