What Kind of Cat is a Manx?
Manx cats are the only cats born without tails. They run with a hopping, rabbit like gait, because of their long hind legs. Have you ever seen a cat running with no tail and a sort of hopping like a rabbit? Such a cat is the Manx. The Manx cat is very strange one as it is the only cat born without a tail.
Its hind legs are longer than the front ones, giving it a hopping gait when running. A Manx can run faster than most other kinds of cats. The ancestors of the Manx can came from the isle of Man, a British Island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The first cats on the isle of Man swam ashore from sinking Spanish ships some 400 years ago.
Many says that the story of how they got to be tailless. One says that these cats loitered on the way into the Ark, and Noah slammed the door on their tails. Another says that a Manx is the result of a rabbit mating with a cat. The truth is most likely that these cat lost their tails as a result of a quirk of nature. – Dick Rogers