American Polydactyl

American Polydactyl
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A cat polidactyl It is a cat with a physical defect called polydactyly (or polidactilismo, also known as hyperdactyly), a type of genetic mutation that makes the cat born with more fingers than usual in one or more of its legs.

These cats are very hardy and can survive even in time of snow.

They reached the United States on Board of ships in the colonial era. Stayed them for sailors who considered as the lucky pets when they were in the sea.

Historically, polydactyly represented the 40% the population registered in Maine Coon. Stated that the extra toes acted as snowshoes, to help these cats resistant to negotiate the snowfall in the harsh winters of New England.

Cats Polydactyl It can be found in any race, but cats American Polydactyl they are bred specifically to have extra fingers, for his temper, your good health, and its color or size.

Breeds of cats: American Polydactyl


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