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The Japanese Bobtail Cat Breed
They are inquisitive, brave, smart and attentive and adapt themselves well to new humans, situation and pets so that they are simple to show. But not annoying. They have twittering vocals that create a broad palette of sounds, some breeders describe this as "singing".
There is a simply recessionary genes behind the pom-pom tails; Bobtail-to-Bobtail hybrids produces 100 per cent Bobtail-offsprings. It is not related to the Manx genes and does not appear to be associated with inherited disorders. Are you interested in the story of the Japanese Bobtail cats?
When and where exactly the Japanese Bobtail was created is not known. However, it is clear that the race has been shaking in the Far East for at least several hundred years, and perhaps much longer, since the early Japanese folk music contains many indications of short-tailed males. Whilst historic notes do not account for the origins of Japanese bobtail, it is Japanese folk music.
Fearful Katze ran through the imperial town and set fire to all the buildings. The town was demolished in the mornings and the emperor, upset at the demolition of the town, ordered all kittens' cocks to be shortened to avoid another such catastrophe.
Household pets were imported to Japan from China and Korea in the early 6th cent. It is not clear whether these kittens had it. At the beginning of the 17th c. the bent tale was quite usual, since three-coloured cat with bobble cock were represented in many Japanese woodcuts and silkscreens of this time.
Tricoloured kittens, mostly whitish with dark and reddish spots, are known as Mi-Ke (pronounced mee-kay). Bobtail's this design is regarded as happiness. They were worshipped by the Japanese for their charm and splendour, and the kittens were treasured and kept in the royal Japanese families' houses and shrines for many years.
Sometime between the 13th and 15th century, as the Japanese silver mill was gaining in importance and there was a threat of the destruction of the silkworm and its cocoon from which the valuable silver silks were picked, the administration resolved that the cat should be released to safeguard the silver mill and the corn stock.
Then the Japanese Bobtail became a road cats instead of a spoiled domestic animal. You will probably only see Bobtails in the United States at exhibitions and in the houses of breeders and lovers, but in Japan this race can now be seen in the alleyways and roads as well as in the home of the cats.
Up until recently, the Japanese Bobtail was regarded in his home country more as an ordinary pet than a thoroughbred animal, just as our own American Shorthair was regarded as a pet for many years. The United States did not begin to integrate the race into its cats until the 1960', following Japan's example; however, the Bobtail is still regarded as a talisman and figures of Maneki-Neko can be bought in many Japanese shops.
In 1908, the first Japanese Bobtail were introduced from Japan to the United States. US soldiers took home Japanese Bobtail, but it was not until Elizabeth Freret, a Japanese bobtail grower, came to the United States in 1968 that an official US breed and show-programme was born.
Freeret bought the three Bobtails from a grower who had been growing Bobtails in Japan since just after the Second World War. Freret worked with others interested in the race to set a standards and introduced the race to the CFA organ. 1969 the CFA took Japanese Bobtails for register. Bobs received preliminary CFA membership in 1971 and championship in 1976.
Today all big kitten clubs are accepting the Japanese Bobtail for the championships. Longhaired kittens have been seen in many years in the colder northern island regions of Japan, where a long fur would be a crucial factor for life.
As the Bobtail has been an ordinary road cats for so long, it is likely that they have purchased the long coat receptor somewhere along the blood line. As two replicates of a transgenic receptor are necessary to express the characteristic, the long-haired genes can be transmitted over many generation before they manifest themselves.
Although both parent have the genetic material, the proportion of short-haired to long-haired progeny is about 3 to 1. J. Anne Helgren's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAT BREEDS.