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The Pixie-Bob breed seems to have everything going for it: an intelligent, playful personality, a strong resemblance to the American Bobcat and an origin clouded in mystery and legend. Thought to be descended from matings between bobcats and house/barn cats, DNA testing has so far failed to prove a link to a wild ancestor. Pixie Bob History The Pixie-Bob is an American breed. The first Pixie-Bob was believed to be the issue of a random mating, between a small Coastal Red Bobcat and a short-tailed polydactyl barn cat. Carol Ann Brewer, of Washington State, purchased a male polydactyl kitten from the resulting litter in 1985. Because of the many legends, surrounding such matings between wild and domestic cats, she dubbed this first kitten a "Legend Cat". Within a year, Ms. Brewer had acquired a few more of these cats and began to establish the Pixie-Bob breed. One female kitten, named Pixie, became the dam line and namesake for the breed. The Pixie-Bob was accepted into TICA as "new breed and color" in 1995 and for Championship status in 1997. Currently, only TICA and CCA accept the Pixie-Bob for registry. It should be noted that there is also an "American Bobtail" breed, accepted as a separate cat breed by TICA and recognized by the CFA as well. This breed has a different breed history, but it does share some physical characteristics, notably the bobbed tail. The Pixie-Bob is muscular, with a heavy bone structure. Males will typically mature to 12-26 pounds, with females a bit smaller. The coat is double one and can feature spots, broken bars and rosett Colors are shades of brown or russet, with silver or black t is short (a minimum of two inches) and is carried high. Ey deep-set. Brown and gold colored eyes are preferred but accepted. Many Pixie-Bobs also have lynx-pointed ear tuft is common, with a maximum of seven toes per paw. This i breeds wherein polydactylism is accepted for registry. The Pixie Bob is a hardy breed with no special care needs. Some breeders have raised concern about the effect of certain vaccines may have on cats of this breed. Pixie Bob cat o consult with both the breeder and veterinarian about their cat's vaccine plan.
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