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Cat Breed Description

The Japanese Bobtail cat is a naturally occuring breed that has existed in Japan for at least a thousand years. The Japanese Bobtail is distinguished by a naturally short tail, which can resemble a rabbit's tail. No two tails are ever alike. However, the tail should not be handled roughly and no attempt should be made to "straighten" it. The kinks and curves are a natural part of the tail.

Japanese Bobtail kittens are bred in many colors and patterns, although the most poular is the is the tri-color, or mi-ke (white with red and black) good-luck pattern.

The Japanese Bobtail personality is outgoing, friendly, active, intelligent and talkative, even entering into entire conversations with "their" people. Although Japanese Bobtails like to talk, they are not noisy and do not have loud voices, though they may make an amazing range of sounds.


Photo Cat's registered name: Fujicats Kumi of Ginchika
Cat's call name: Kumi or Kitten
Breed: Japanese Bobtail
Color: Silver Patterned Mi-ke (Silver Torbie and white)
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy): 08/07/2016
Sex: Female; spayed
Pet or show quality? Pet
Registered with: CFA
Cat's location: Southern California, California
Notes: Kumi was a kitten back from a friend. Her tail is too short to be show quality, but she was very pretty as a kitten, and I wanted to see how she turned out. I have since decided to spay and place her. Kumi is small, only 5 1/2 lbs, and I don't think she will get any bigger, so she is like a perpetual kitten. She gets along really well with other cats, she is super affectionate and loving, and will make a wonderful pet. She is still somewhat kitten like in activity level and manners, so she needs someone to play with and some patience in teaching her to stay off the counters.She is typically very healthy, with no known problems. I think she would be great with other cats or cat friendly dogs or cat savvy children. She has already been microchipped as well as spayed. I am willing to ship, but would prefer to hand carry her to her new home.

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