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American Polydactyl

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #
Name American Polydactyl
Other names None
Origin United States
Size Medium
Coat LongShortGlossy
Lap Cat No
Life span 14-16 years
Temperament AffectionateIntelligentPlayfulSocial
Weight Male: 8 - 12 poundsFemale: 7 - 11 pounds
Colors BlackWhiteFawn
Kitten Price Average $300 - $500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 4 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 4 stars
Shedding 5 starsConstant Shedding: Shedding will occur often for this cat breed. It is suggested to brush and comb its coat regularly to reduce the risk of it developing hairballs. Be prepared also to vacuum often.
Social Needs 4 stars
Stranger Friendly 4 stars
Vocalization 3 starsModerate Attention: This breed needs a moderate level of attention. It provides the appropriate balance for owners who like involving their cats in activities but are also able to be independent.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Alex Alice
02 Milo Gracie
03 Coco Belle
04 Sky Alexa
05 Tom Caramel
06 Loki Belle
07 Lexy Maggie
08 Yogi Fawn
09 Titan Missy
10 Max Lola
Overview

The polydactyl cat is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly), that causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. Cats with this genetically inherited trait are most commonly found along the East Coast of North America (in the United States and Canada) and in South West England and Wales.

American Polydactyl cats are bred as a specific cat breed, with specific physical and behavioral characteristics in addition to extra digits. The American Polydactyl is not to be confused with the pedigree Maine Coon polydactyl. The polydactyl form of the Maine Coon is being reinstated by some breeders. A particular strain of polydactyl cats native to Ithaca, New York is known as the Ithacat. Polydactyls are very common in the Cardigan area of Wales, where they are known as "Cardi-cats."

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