Felis ISSN 2398-2950


Contributor(s): Leslie A Lyons, Vetstream Ltd



  •   Pixiebob  .

General information

  • Originated in Washington State, USA in 1985.
  • The Pixiebob is the only breed that allows polydactyly, cats with more than the usual 5 toes on the front paws and 4 on the back.
  • Tails can be of varying lengths.
  • Visually similar to the North American Bobcat yet has an very affectionate, trusting nature. People-oriented and active. 
  • Little grooming needed for shorthaired variety and once a week for longhaired.

Biological data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lettice L A, Hill A E, Devenney P S et al (2008) Point mutations in a distant sonic hedgehog cis-regulator generate a variable regulatory output responsible for preaxial polydactyly. Hum Mol Genet 17 (7), 978-985 PubMed.

Other sources of information


  • Visit the Cat Fanciers' Association website to search for details of CFA Affiliated cat clubs -www.cfa.org.
  • Visit The International Cat Association website for details on the breed standards -tica.org.


  • Visit the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy website to search for details of GCCF Affiliated cat clubs - www.gccfcats.org.