The American Ringtail is one of the most recent cat breeds existing without registering, It is at this time as a race in a pilot phase. It originated a few years ago, When in 1998 a male street cat was rescued in Fremont, California. When the cat grew up, It was discovered that he tended to keep their tail in a position stooped over the back. There was no deformity or physical defects in the animal, the cat did not appear to have any kind of discomfort while holding the tail in this particular way. Soon, other cats in the locality were observed with a similar “ring” in the queue. After the genetic consultation, the final decision was made to develop these cats as a unique formal race. The original ringed tail male is crossed with a foreign female. Since then, several litters are born with the features that show the “Ring-tailed cat”. Originally called “RingTail Sing-a-ling” these cats are named American Ringtail cats “and they are currently on the road towards the full recognition of the bodies of registration of the feline breeds.
A relatively large size, the Ringtail is a long and muscular animal. Both sexes can reach a weight of 5 to 7 Kg. in adulthood. They have a long back and Fort. The skin is soft and silky and can come in any color or pattern. The color of the eyes is not strictly defined by the moment. The tail is straight with curls at the tip that fall along the back. The legs are medium-sized fingers linked by membranes.
The famous Ring-tailed is due to two different genes that produce the appearance ' vertical’ and ' curved’ the tail. Seen in certain domestic and wild cats, and even in purebred dogs. They are not associated with any health problem. Its own tail is muscular and broad at the base, well-developed bones are not fused. Cats have tails ring position when it is calm. It serves not only to balance the cats in movement, but also to slow down during a Chase at high speed.
The American Ringtail is very friendly and loving by nature. They interact well with children and other family members, They even developed a strong attachment with one person in particular, However they are a bit shy in the presence of strangers. Curious by nature, explore everything what they see in their surroundings and are particularly fascinated by water sources, Perhaps a relic of his wild days when used to quench his thirst drinking from the backwaters of water in nature. Another “Wild” attribute, It is their habit of its food storage, hiding in different places of the House for food at a later time. Because of its unique design and beauty, these fascinating safe cats win the attention and fame to prosper as a distinct breed, widely recognized in the next few years.