A lively and inquisitive feline, the Bombay enjoys observing its surroundings and can be incredibly affectionate, often seeking quality time with its owner.


Size: Medium
Weight: 4 – 5 kg
Coat Length: Short
Coat Colour: White, Blue, Black, Red, Cream, Silver, Tortoiseshell, Bluecream, Brown, Solid color, Tortoiseshell, Bicolor, Tricolor/Calico, Tabby, Ticking, Smoke, Shaded
Eye Colour: Amber, Copper, Green, Gold, Hazel, Orange, Yellow
Grooming: Moderate
Longevity: 9 – 13 years
Attention Needs: Moderate



History of the Breed

The Manx holds the distinction of being one of the oldest known cat breeds, with legends surrounding its origin. While myths abound, the Manx’s true origin likely involves trading ships that traversed from Phoenicia to Japan, possibly bringing back Japanese cats as mousers. The breed’s presence in the United States dates back to the early 1930s, with the first U.S. Manx grand champion recognized in 1951.


The Manx, characterized by its medium size, exhibits a stocky build and robust bone structure. Its perceived size can be deceptive, and enthusiasts might not recognize its actual weight at maturity.

Displaying a rounded physique, the Manx boasts a circular head, round eyes, a whisker pad with roundness, and a rounded rump. When observed from behind, its ears form a rocker shape, and its hind end stands higher than the front when standing.

In the case of the entirely tailless Manx, your hand can effortlessly glide down the rump without encountering any hindrance. These cats, termed Rumpies, lack a tail altogether. Not all Manx cats are entirely tailless; some, known as Stumpies, possess a small stump of a tail. Rumpy Risers have a small tail that rises when petted around the rump, but as they age, a fat pad may cover it, preventing the tail from rising. Some Manx kittens are born with full tails, while others have half tails.

The Manx sports a short double coat, making it thick and dense. Some cat registries acknowledge the longhaired Manx, sometimes referred to as Cymric in specific cases.


Demonstrating a calm and sweet demeanor, the Manx remains unfazed by most situations, forming a loving bond with its human companions.

Living With Manx

To maintain their well-being, Manx cats require strict control over their nutrition due to their tendency to gain weight quickly. Despite their calm nature, Manx cats enjoy running and playing, showcasing a distinctive gait.

Daily grooming is essential for Manx cats with their double coat. Regular brushing is crucial to prevent the undercoat from accumulating over time. Paying special attention to grooming during shedding seasons is recommended.