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manx egyptian mau & ocicats

scuba0095
July 31st, 2006, 06:52 PM
Does anyone here own or have any experience with any of these breeds? What differance did you find between them and your average moggy? Also anyone know if any good breeders in the ontario area?

erykah1310
July 31st, 2006, 08:39 PM
I dont have any experience with any kind of purebred cat ( all of mine are rescued by me personally) However..... A friend of mines, mother has a barn FULL of Manx's ( she started with 2 a bro and a sis) and well now I think she said she has 20 some:frustrated: Some people I tell ya. They are really cute cats, and friendly ( supprising considering how inbred and potentially wild they could be)

mastifflover
July 31st, 2006, 08:45 PM
Why go to a breeder there are lots of exotic purebred cats in rescues and you would be saving a life. Check out petfinder.com

scuba0095
July 31st, 2006, 09:54 PM
erk where does ur friends mother live? wow a barn full of manx! Yeah ive checked out pet finders havent found any of these cats in my area

MyBirdIsEvil
July 31st, 2006, 10:08 PM
One of our cats completely meets the breed standard for egyptian mau (in color, markings, body type, etc), has the same kind of meow, and the same personality that I've seen written about them on different websites, but I can't prove she's pure bred, as a former tenant at the house we used to rent left her there as a kitten (outside) and she decided to move in with us. Also as I understand it they're pretty rare, but I've seen a few at shelters.
That's about the only experience I have with them (other than reading a lot about them), but she does act slightly different than the average cat.
She chirps and wags her tail a lot, she also LOVES to play fetch with hairbands for treats, she's probably the fastest and most coordinated cat I've ever had (reminds me of a cheetah). She's very smart and can learn just about any trick (as long as there's treats involved, lol). She's kind of doglike actually.
On the down side, she's extremely possessive of any toys she considers hers, she steals all my hair bands and gets angry if anyone tries to take them away (she'll also hide them in places and go back later to get them). She's a bit moody also (but lots of cats are). She becomes fixated on things that interest her easily. Also because she's so athletic she can jump about 7 feet in the air straight up and get on stuff you don't want her on. This is stuff that doesn't bother me, but might bother someone else.
This all seems to be pretty standard in egyptian maus from what I've read.
Either way, she's a pretty cool cat :)

MyBirdIsEvil
July 31st, 2006, 11:38 PM
Just so I don't appear delusional for thinking I have a mau (lots of people come in asking if their animal could be purebred), here are some pics. The first shows her spots (they appear to connect in places but it's just the way she's standing: except on her legs, dorsal stripe, and head, which is standard).
Sorry for the quality of pics, my digicam is dead so I used my camera phone.

Here's a pic from petsmart.com of a purebred mau of the same color if you'd like to make a comparison:

http://www.petsmart.com/ps/guides/aspca_breed_guide.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198 673313447&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723696500864

OntarioGreys
August 1st, 2006, 08:32 PM
If you are looking for a breeder best way to find it look for a cat show

Newmarket in October
http://www.greenarrow.ca/YCCC/upcoming_show.htm

If you click on breeders showcase you can find some breeders one ocicat breeder in toronto
http://www.cca-afc.com/en/show_info/index.html

This like may give you more info above maus http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/2369/

http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/TabathaHoltz/cats/breeders/index.html